The Piccadilly was an art deco cinema in the heart of Perth’s CBD, the entrance at the Hay Street Mall end of Piccadilly arcade. The cinema was built in 1938 by an architect called William T Leighton, who (according to Wikipedia) also worked on well known Perth theatres The Cygnet, The Windsor, and several others now demolished or sitting unused (such as The Plaza). As you walked up the deco stairs to the cinema foyer there was a great wall of mirrors, and a mosaic ceiling made from little oblongs of mirrored glass.
The “My place in time” project started nearly a year ago, and so far has documented a number of places that have since disappeared or changed dramatically, this will be another of them. It makes me realise just how important this project has become to me, and maybe one day to my fellow Western Australians.
It was with mixed feelings then that I discovered that the beachfront set to change dramatically and one year from now will look completely different. Work has just started on building a sea wall at the left side of the beach near the groyne, and this will be followed with construction of a new entertainment area with three restaurants and a new surf club.
The “My place in time” project will be a year old next month and I’m still hard at work with it, though my focus has shifted slightly to recording the places, signs, and buildings that are important to me and which I fear may disappear in the not to distant future. It has actually become a nagging fear, and a compulsion to record these places. If not me, then who will? The fear stems from the lingering thought that I might be the only person that thinks to take a picture… and if I don’t, am I condemning that building/place/sign/memory/flower/moment in time to be lost forever?
Hi everyone, The weather has finally turned cooler here in Perth, perfect for snuggling up in comfy clothing. If you weren’t already aware, I have taken advantage of the great technology at Redbubble and offer some of my photographs printed onto high quality American Apparel clothing. American Apparel is great. Their pieces are made of …
We visited a local reserve on a hot February afternoon, to take some portraits that could be used to sell as fine art pieces in my Etsy shop. My husband made the paper kite for us using scraps of rag, and some plastic balloon sticks.
I originally processed these in colour, and in vintage faded red (like deteriorated colour photo from the 1970s). I decided to revisit them today and process them in my preferred contrasty black and white.
Hi there! It’s been a busy couple of months, so please forgive the short lapse in blogging. The last few weeks have seen me update my Etsy catalogue with some lovely new print-to-order photographs, and some classy new earrings to help you rock those “oh gosh it’s windy!” ponytails. All earrings and pendants are made …
Whilst walking around Northbridge during the Chinese New Year festival, I happened upon this beautiful Greek Orthodox cathedral near Russel Square (where the Fringe World Pleasure Garden venue was set up). I first learnt of the cathedral late last year as it was part of the Open House Perth program, but unfortunately wasn’t able to …
I’ve occasionally driven by the immaculately presented Mount Lawley Bowling Club, but this is the first time that I’ve stopped to take photos. I did so specifically with my friend Kylie in mind, as she loves all things art deco.
Pretending that you’re a tourist can be a great way to discover your city or suburb, because it forces you to look beyond the immediate scene in front of you that you may have become ‘poster blind’ to as a result of visiting a place numerous times. Tourists look up, and drink in their surroundings where many others may walk past, unaffected.
On Sunday 9th February we braved the heat and the heaving crowds (and a 3km round trip on foot, due to all the car parks being full) to take in a little of the Chinese New Year festival in James street, Northbridge. I got to see a dragon dance, and then took my lovely strawberry/peach/ginger Delish ice and enjoyed it whilst sitting in the Pleasure Garden set up in Russell square.
This is my place in time. Cottesloe is an upmarket beachside suburb just south of Perth city. I took these photographs from the bridge alongside the Cottesloe train station back on October 5th, 2013. There are a lot of beautiful Norfolk island pine trees in Cottesloe. I always thought that they were planted to provide …
#69 – A photo from the coast.
Tern Island isn’t an island, it’s more like a big sandbar. It was a nice little walk around and I enjoyed looking at the bird life. I’m looking forward to returning again to hunt for starfish, as I found lots of other lovely shells to add to my found objects collection.