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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Signs - Containers for Change

For other signs from around the world please go over to Tom's blog.

On Sunday Jose and I went to the city for a preview of Perth's new Museum - the Western Australia Museum Boola Bardip ("many stories" in the Whadjuk Noongar language) which was inaugurated on the 21st November.

Between the Museum and the State Library of Western Australia  was Marli, the black swan made out of 10,000 plastic bottles, which is equivalent to what our state consumes in just 4 minutes!

This giant five metre high and three meter wide black swan was originally unveiled in Yagan Sqare in Perth's central business district on 18th September, ahead of the 1st of October launch of "Containers for Change" which provides a 10 cent refund for plastic beverage containers.




Monday, 23 November 2020

Monday Mural - At the bakery

Another one of those murals that had never been posted but was photographed ages ago. I was reminded of it when on the way to pick up the pieces of furniture that Dr J gave me when she moved house in October, as mentioned in my October Wrap-up.

The mural was painted on the walls of Lawley's Bakery on the corner of Stirling Highway and Bruce Street in the suburb of Nedlands, by young Perth artist Ariel Katzir in 2017.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.             Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.
Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.   
The Monday mural meme is posted on Monday at 12,01am, Perth,Western Australian time. Thanks, Sami. 






 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Signs - Recycling

Photos taken over a year ago at one of my visits to our Ikea store. Whenever I go there, usually to meet up with Grace from Perth Daily Photo I take our used batteries or lamps and drop them in their containers.  

There are of course other companies that take all sorts of recyclable materials and I do my best to sort my waste accordingly. In our neighbourhood we have a lady that works for a plastic recycling company and she collects all the nr. 1 and 2 plastics, so every couple of weeks I drop these off into the big collection bag in her front garden.

Recently Western Australia introduced a 10 cent refund for eligible beverage containers - water and soft drink cans and bottles, beer cans and bottles, etc, and hopefully this will also help the environment. But I still see many people throwing their bottles or cans into the bins...

For other signs from around the world please visit Tom's blog.





Recycling plastics - photo from the net


Monday, 16 November 2020

Monday Mural - Frida Kahlo

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you. Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.  

Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.   
Monday mural meme is posted at 12,01am Monday, Western Australian time. Thanks, Sami. 

Another mural in Subiaco, at the Santa Fe Restaurant, at 315 Hay Street.

Painted by Australian street artist Fieldey and New Zealand artist Erika Pearce, who combined styles to turn a boring wall in a busy street into a psychedelic Mexican fiesta.

It features the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, holding a sacred heart with a vessel flowing down the wall to join a smaller heart held by a spider monkey.

Frida used to keep spider monkeys as pets, and they feature in a lot of her self portraits.

You can watch a 4 min. Youtube video about the painting of this mural.


Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Signs - Parking signs

Last Saturday my husband and I walked to our local shopping centre to go and buy the newspaper (about a half hour walk each way) and for the first time I noticed they had an electrical car charging station and 2 car bays for electrical cars.

For other signs from around the world please check Tom's blog.

Parking for electrical car


Parking for the elderly

Parking for the handicapped