This past weekend we had Perth Open House, where over 90 venues were opened to the public for free, there was a Cheese Festival on the weekend too and on Sunday there was the World of Food Festival.
On Saturday I stayed home doing a few refurbishings at home, so I only managed to go to the city on Sunday... I need a clone!!
Around the House & Garden
I bought some material with blues and grays to recover the seats of these two chairs, but that was a quick do - just unscrew the seat, cut the material and staple to the bottom. Voila, now it fits with the new decor!
|On the left the old, and on the right the new material|
I have also finally re-purposed this old wooden frame with a poster I didn't want - spray painted the frame white, stapled the backing board and with a glue gun, glued a few shells and other beach stuff I found on the beach ages ago. It now hangs on my backyard wall.
My husband and I pressure washed our decking so we could set out the dining and sitting area ready for summer entertainment and Christmas.
It was my idea to choose light gray composite decking boards, but unfortunately they get dirty very easily, or at least the dirt shows a lot more than if the boards were dark brown for example...
|All the outdoor furniture on the grass, waiting for the decking to dry|
|All back in place and ready to go!|
OPEN HOUSE PERTH:
On Sunday I managed to visit a few of the sites on the Open House trail and then still managed to go and have a late lunch at the World of Food Festival in the Governor's House gardens.
1. Woods Bagot Building
On the corner of William and St George's street, the former Palace Hotel, was built during the gold rush in 1895.
It was known for it's elegance and Victorian style features and it had the first lift in Perth. After a few owners the latest occupier is the firm of architects "Woods Bagot", and although they have a very modern decor, they have kept a lot of the building's Victorian features and even showcase some wooden furniture that belonged to the hotel.
In the next photos you will be able to see the some of the modern features as well as some of the building's original features - the wooden staircase, the lobby mosaic floor, statues, stained glass windows...
And what a great place to work!!
|The former Palace hotel and the modern South32 Tower behind it.|
|Check the wooden sideboard that belonged to the Hotel on the bottom right! The glass ceiling in some parts lets you see the glass tower adjoining the old building.|
The next visit was to the glass tower behind Woods Bagot building where two floors were opened - the 30th and the 51st floor.
2. South32 Tower
This triangular building stands behind the Victorian Woods Bagot building.
Formerly known as Bankwest tower, Bond tower and R&I tower, it's a 52 story tower completed in 1988 and was Perth's tallest building until 1992, and is now the third tallest with a telecommunications tower of 48mt on top.
All open plan offices face the Swan River for amazing views, the building is clad with green tinted double pane glass, the 14 lifts are divided into zones that go from ground up to floor 17, floor 18 to 29 and from 30 to 51.
Another great place to work with wonderful views.
|Old & new side by side with the Woods Bagot building adjoined by the South32 Tower|
|The views from the 51st floor over the Swan River|
|Part of the new Elizabeth Quay development, here is the new ferry station with a ferry docking|
Next post I'll bring you a few more venues that I managed to see around Perth on Sunday.
Hope you have enjoyed getting to know a bit more about Perth's buildings.
12 &13 Nov 2016