MtLawleyShire goes to the city

This post is all buildings – OK, a couple of trees and some green, but mostly buildings.

Perth is a young city with a fairly well-established disregard for its heritage.  Old buildings are in scant supply and many old houses are being bulldozed to make room for environmentally ill-designed housing and loss of established gardens and mature trees.  But these photos concentrate on the centre of the city, in the ‘cultural precinct’ where the mix of old and new is sometimes stark and other times lovely.

This is, I think, the tax building, squaring off in monotones and sharp lines behind the bell tower of an old convent (I think)

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north down William Street is this building, and in its context.

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The buildings around PICA, looking north away from the city with a huge hotel complex, and towards the city with its skyscrapers:

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PICA – these buildings are amongst my favourite:

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The brutalist Alexander Library and a corner of it with a small hotel nearby:

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& that small hotel cried out for this treatment – it’s a black and white box;

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though balconies add some texture:

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the james Street avenue is filled with new summer green.  We will need that shade this year!

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another favourite: a slice of the old police courts which now form the admin part of the art gallery (very un-photogenic building, the art gallery)

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And here are some shots of the newly cleaned and revealed Battye Library and the Museum buildings:

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I hope you enjoyed these.  Next – city flowers.

 

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2 comments on “MtLawleyShire goes to the city

  1. Van Ikin says:

    Splendid photos! I really like cityscapes when they’re cities that I know, because good cityscape photos like these help to draw attention to shapes and textures and colour-contrasts that I would otherwise tend to take for granted. So this is a real “re-familiarisation” tour for me….

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    • thank you 🙂 I have taken heaps recently, but I think these are the only ones I’ve blogged.
      When I have a little more time, will go through them and see what I haven’t put in a post.
      me 🙂

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