Walkabouts take on a different, more subtle, hue in the evenings.  I like any walkabout that ends in a snack, a delicious drink, or lunch!  So yes, you’ll find me doing lunchtime and evening walkabouts!

Near St George’s Cathedral is an installation of public art, our dear cousins-in-law, the kangaroos!

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This bloke looks pretty narky.

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This lot are making a run for it.  Run, Sheila!

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Do you think he spotted me?!

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This park – which is at the Supreme Court buildings – is just a stunner.  I love trees and these looked like a pretty special selection – regrets not trying to find a wee plaque.

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I’ve been thinking of scenes that I can draw (I’m trying to learn how to use charcoals and acrylics) and I think this picture is pretty special.

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Actually, this could work too!  I’m sure this is a place with a complex social history, as it’s where major decisions are passed down and opinions formed, and here I am treating it as a sketch.  But that’s how life goes, isn’t it? There is a lot of seriousness for all of us to encounter, but in the moments of levity and joy we find humanity.

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This was a crazy tree (everyone was crowded round and photographing it).  It was only when I came to write up this post that I spotted the juxtaposition of the skyscraper in the background.

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My path led me to the Elizabeth Quay area of Perth – this view is away from the Swan River and towards the CBD (central business district).

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It’s quite compact from this view, isn’t it?  Perth is eminently easy to get around on foot (I enjoyed my walk earlier this day that ended in Thai food!!).

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Enough of the view yet? Why not have one more with meself?!

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To be honest, while the Swan River is charming, from here it’s relatively featureless, the view is all towards the city.

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Okay, back to the CBD!! Yes, I took a lot of photos, but if it was all essays, you’d be flinging things at me, saying ‘Showuz a pictur, matey!’

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I love an angular pic!

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This bridge along Elizabeth Quay is like a big set of eyelids slowly batting. It frames things nicely!

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Sure there had to be one! I’m now wondering if I had my Factor 50 on or not as I’m looking a bit red around the gills.

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At first, I wasn’t sure what this sculpture was about, but the plaque said it was a traditional Aboriginal representation of the idea of ‘journey’. At least, that’s what my memory tells me and we all know I have a good memory (*cough, no clue).

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One of the rare pictures of me with a ‘bird’ (guffaw).

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I settled back in the shade near the Quay ferry station with an iced mocha.  So much for the diet!

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I liked where I was sitting, on this Valentines Day (it does take me a few days to write up all my blogs) and so I pulled out my little notebook and some charcoal and had a go.

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I am NO artist and this is my first attempt at doing a 20-minute sketch.  I enjoyed the process and surely practice will help!!

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Look at this chap on his way to meet his love, a gift in his right hand and the roses flung over his shoulder.  I hope his evening went well!

Love from Australia,

Patrick xo

 

 

 

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