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Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Monday, 28 November 2022
I love murals and street art. 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 will find murals everywhere. The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.Thanks Sami
Murals found at the East Side gallery, on the Berlin Wall.
"Seven stages of enlightenment" - by Indian artist Narendra Kumar Jain, shows a mystical tantra derived from Indian philosophy, symbolising liberation from ignorance and ways to overcome barriers and reach enlightenment, while evoking unity and wholeness.
|Lord Shiva with his third eye|
Right next to it is "Hymn to Joy", by Italian artist Fulvio Pinna.
Monday, 21 November 2022
This 7mt long mural (22.96ft) found at the East Side Gallery, the 1.3km (0.80 mile) open-air gallery, which was part of the surviving section of the Berlin wall, along the Spree River in the suburb of Friedrichshain.
Painted in 1990 by French artist Muriel Raoux and German-Iranian artist Kani Alavi. The following words are attributed to an African saying.
"Viele kleine leute die in vielen kleinen orten viele kleine dinge tun, können das gesicht der welt verändern".
"Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world".
Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Also joining Tom for his signs meme. Please click here for other signs from around the world.
I worked lots of extra hours during October, as one of my colleagues took 4 weeks leave, leaving just 3 people to do the work... So with 3 days a week doing 10 hour shifts, and 2 days doing half day shifts left me drained and with no inclination to do much at home, the blog or painting! Luckily, we still had some relaxing time on the weekends.
We've just employed a new lady who I am training at the moment... just hope it all works out this time!
Friday 7th - Jose and I attended the usual first-Friday of the month Codfish dinner at the Portuguese club.
|Codfish with potatoes and chick peas|
Sunday 9th - Our boss organized a high-tea to farewell one of our young receptionists who just finished her Medical degree. The last couple of months she had hardly worked at the clinic, as she had hospital placements and clinical placements she had to go to as part of her degree.
|The team - the boss and the 3 hard workers (me by window) on right, 2 nurses, another colleague and the last by the window is the newly graduated Doctor|
It was held at C-Restaurant - on the 33rd floor of St Martins's tower on St George's Terrace in the city centre, which provides people with 360 degrees views of the city. The venue was nice, but I found the platters had far too many sweets and not enough savoury things.
|The 3-tiered platter, my tea and a passionfruit caipiroska|
|The Supreme Court and gardens|
|A mural I have posted before|
|City and Northbridge area - you might be able to spot the green "cactus" statue in front of the railway station (bottom right)|
|Swan River, East Perth area|
|Optus Stadium, Matagarup bridge, the airport control tower in the far end (middle)|
|Mural at the restaurant|
Right in front of the building are 5 statues called - Footsteps in Time, symbolizing the business people who built the thriving Perth central business district.
|The 5 statues - The millennium man, the Post war European, Dutch explorer|
Thursday 27th - we only had 1 Dr working the whole day, so the colleague who had worked the least volunteered to do it, and two of us managed to have a day off!
I arranged to meet up with a now retired colleague in the beach suburb of Rockingham (about 30min south from where I live), where the Castaways Sculpture Exhibition was being held. It's an annual outdoor exhibition showcasing artworks created from recycled materials and apart from well-known artists, a lot of Perth schools also take part with very imaginative works.
|Contributions from various schools with recycled materials|
|Eye Scream cafe|
|Rockingham Tennis Club welcomes new members|
The singer, Pedro Cruz , who came all the way from Portugal, had been performing at the Portuguese clubs scattered around Australia and ended his tour at the Perth club. His music was lively and we all danced the night away.