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Monday, 22 April 2019

Monday Mural - Anzac tribute & Easter weekend

On Thursday 25th April Australians celebrate "Anzac Day", and since I'm also Portuguese,  the "Carnation Revolution" has also been celebrated on the 25th of April since 1974.

A couple of months ago I spotted a mural honouring the Anzacs that had been painted on the wall of a building that houses the local RSL (The Returned and Services League, Australia is a support organisation for men and women who have served or are serving in the Defence Force) on High Road in Riverton, and I thought it would be appropriate to post it now.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you;
just follow the Linky steps below.   Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  
Thanks, Sami. 

The RSL club offices and the mural
Hope you all  had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed the mini break if you were lucky enough to enjoy a public holiday on Friday and Monday like I did.

Jose arrived from Sydney on Thursday evening (18th) and will leave on Sunday (28th).

On Saturday 20th we joined friends in Fremantle (port city of Perth) for a late afternoon session of a French movie - "The trouble with you" (En Liberté) - one of the films from the 2019 Alliance French Film Festival,  and afterwards we went for coffee and cake.

                          

I'm no night owl, and was surprised to see Fremantle's Cappuccino Strip was abuzz with people walking around, restaurants were packed, a lot of street entertainment...
On the way to the Coffee shop we stopped to watch a couple performing fire dancing and then dancing with some sort of light sticks. Very entertaining and exciting.


 
It was about 10,30 when we arrived home and I had to tell Jose a secret I've been keeping for a couple of weeks...
Our daughter Karina was flying from the Philippines to come and spend 10 days with us and would be arriving at 1am (Easter Sunday). 
Had she arrived during the day I could have told him I was going shopping and arrive home with her, but at 1am my only excuse would be to tell him I was going to the disco our the Casino...which I don't go to 😄😄. 
Karina had suggested she could take a taxi, but I preferred to fetch her, and the airport is only a 20 min drive away
He was very happy that his Princess was coming to spend a few days in Perth, and managed to stay awake.

I had invited 2 couples for Easter Sunday lunch at 1,30pm so it would give us time to sleep in after such a late night.
My son, daughter in law and babies came later at 3 pm to allow for kids sleep, and we ended the afternoon with coffee and cake.

All in all a wonderful weekend!


   Trailer of the French movie "The trouble with you"


41 comments:

  1. Hi Sami,
    Good Anzac mural!

    I don't see the Link-Up tool yet. My post is here:
    https://maefood.blogspot.com/2019/04/an-elephant-mural.html

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry Mae. I made a change to the post and forgot to put in the link again as it disappears after changes. Will put the link in again in a few minutes.

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  2. ...busy time, Happy Easter, Anzac Day and Carnation Revolution.

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  3. Love the mural.

    Glad you had such a great Easter weekend. ♥

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    1. Thanks Revrunner, hope you had a great Easter too.

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  5. What a great mural - so appropriate.
    Found you via Andrew - my first 'submission' - thanks for hosting
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks for your visit Cathy, glad you're contributing too.

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  6. Always enjoy seeing your colourful photographs.
    How lovely that Karina came to spend Easter with you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan. It was wonderful that she managed to come.

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  7. What a good time you have been having. We are rarely out at night later than an early dinner, maybe 9pm, but as you discovered, there is a whole world of activity out there at night. Happy Easter and enjoy the family time.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. We're getting old, lol, the night life no longer appeals to us :)

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  8. That mural is fabulous. I loved how everything was represented from the flat to the poppies to the planes, to the soldiers, and of course that hat that could represent a fallen soldier.

    Looks like all of you had a great Easter and will enjoy time together this next week.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. It was a lovely Easter :)

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  9. Awww, beautiful mural, but the surprise visit is so much better :-)
    Enjoy big! :-) xox

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    1. Thanks Iris. Yes, the surprise visit was fabulous!

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  10. Well spotted Sami, couldn't have found a more perfect mural for Anzac. How exciting to have Karina home for a week, I know you will enjoy, and make the most of every moment ✨

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    1. Thanks Grace. We are thrilled to have her here for a few days.

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  11. glad you had great Easter. Disco thing really made me laugh.

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    1. You described it well Klara, lol. Thanks

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  12. Dearest Sami,
    Wow, that was quite a memorable Easter Weekend for you and your family for being together!
    Happy belated Easter as it is now over on your end...
    Wonderful images too.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  13. Murals are a great subject for photography. I will join in. Let me write up a post and I will be back,
    Amanda

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    1. Thanks for contributing. I just couldn't find where to leave a comment in your blog.

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  14. Here you can find my murals
    https://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/monday-murals/

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  15. Estes artistas de rua conseguem sempre surpreender.

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  16. I've seen fire dancing done at busker festivals here. It is very impressive to watch in person.

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    1. It certainly was impressive to see them. Thanks William.

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful time!

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  18. Gosto muito de ver os artistas de rua. A maior parte merece grandes multidões.
    Uma boa surpresa para o fim de semana de Páscoa!
    : )

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  19. Nice to hear you had a great Easter and what a nice surprise with your daughter arriving unexpectedly!
    Interesting that the mural honoring the Anzacs also had red flowers, just like our 25 de Abril.

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    1. Thanks Sara, a lovely surprise :) The red poppies symbolize the blood of the soldiers soaking the ground.

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