We recently found ourselves travelling to Glasgow to meet an old friend who we hadn’t seen in about seven years. We had a really good time, catching up and exchanging stories, talking about music, listening to records and visiting his favourite haunts around the city. We also ate an extraordinary amount of home cooked food and also drank an extraordinary amount of excellent coffee. Later on, he took us on a wee trip out of town to see some of the most spectacular natural beauty I have ever seen. It was so lovely to be able to meet up after all these years – What a treat!
Last weekend my brother and I decided to check out the other “sculpture at a beach but not in Cottesloe” event that was happening in Perth. Sculpture at Bathers is less famous than the Cottesloe exhbition but it is no less impressive. There was a huge range of different sculptures, some of which apparently didn’t quite make the cut for Sculpture by the Sea. I actually liked this exhibition better, partly due to the fact that the sculptures were grouped closer together, making viewing them a less tedious task! Also it was much less crowded than the Cottesloe version making for a more pleasant experience all round.
*most of these pics taken by Yue-Wern
My brother and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather today and head down to Fremantle. We stopped by at the totally awesome cafe Ootong and Lincoln for a quick drink and a bite. I was particularly interested to see the large Anya Brock mural, having closely followed its progress on social media. It looks even better in person!
We went back to enjoy Cable Beach on my last evening in Broome. I had vowed to watch the sunset from a different beach each night I was in Broome, and true to my word we saw the sun set from a different part of Cable Beach to before. We stayed out late, well after the sun had set, deep in conversation and watching the sky turn from red to black and then erupt into a magnificent starscape. Beautiful scenery, warm nights, a sweet smelling breeze and excellent company – what could be better in life?
Town Beach is yet another beautiful beach in Broome. We ventured there to check out the beautiful view over the weekend. This beach has the typical Broome thing – red dirt, boab trees, sun and sky – all very close to each other. There were lots of people about, chiling out, taking it easy – however not all that many people in the water for some reason. We found out later that the area is well known for salt water crocodiles that live in the nearby mangroves! We didn’t see any crocs on this occasion, but that was soon to change…
See here for part 1. It was impossible to contain all of these photos into just one post!
I unexpectedly had the afternoon off yesterday, and I decided to make the most of the beautiful weather by visiting the annual Sculpture By The Sea, held at Cottesloe Beach. This is the ninth time this event has been held at Cottesloe and it is always popular. There is something about the combination of the sun, sky, water, trees and grass which really complements the viewing of an outdoor art exhibition. There are so many sculptures there, I don’t think I was able to see all of them! Maybe I’ll come back again at a different time of day for a different perspective on this unique art installation.
Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow!