Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Showing Tag: "centre" (Show all posts)

Perth Arena construction, Entertainment Centre demolition inspire art exhibition

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, November 5, 2012,
When starting this blog I kept returning to the Perth Entertainment Centre as it was being demolished. Similarly, I've posted about the Perth Arena. I did this because I felt that the destruction of the former coinciding with the construction of the latter was a good metaphor for how Perth was changing. (I even had a photo of each project on this site's main page for a while, but took them down because they didn't seem to sit right next to the text.)

It seems I'm not the only one who felt this...
Continue reading ...

Perth Entertainment Centre demolition as seen from Northbridge

Posted by Matt Hayden on Friday, September 9, 2011,
As I've mentioned, the demolition of the Perth Entertainment Centre has been going on for weeks now and presents quite a memorable scene, particularly for anyone who has lived here for a while. The building has long been one of the CBD's main landmarks, after all.

You get a very close view of it if you catch any bus that goes through Northbridge into Wellington Street Bus station, or any train going to or from Fremantle, as you see in the shot below.

You can also see it from Northbridge if you...
Continue reading ...

Perth Entertainment Centre demolition fairly early on

Posted by Matt Hayden on Wednesday, September 7, 2011,
I took these photos of the demolition of the Perth Entertainment Centre a few weeks ago now, at the time I took the one on the site's main page.

The whole process is happening surprisingly slowly. There's quite a difference now to what is shown below. It is a lot more hollowed out and skeletal, but the basic structure is still mostly intact.

Continue reading ...

Perth Entertainment Centre demolition photos

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, August 29, 2011,
I'd say a high percentage of Perth locals will have seen the Entertainment Centre lately, and know that it's disappearing bit by bit. The demolition of this famous local landmark has been going on for several weeks now, perhaps even a couple of months, yet it's not quite half done. It does seem a bit odd that it would take so long. (Although I suppose its bottom heavy design meant that it could not be destroyed in one mighty blast, like so many big structures are these days.)

In any case it do...
Continue reading ...

Beatty Park Leisure Centre, North Perth

Posted by Matt Hayden on Thursday, August 4, 2011,
Below is a photo I took recently of Beatty Park Leisure Centre, which is in Vincent St North Perth.

Long ago, it was just an aquatic centre pretty much. But now there are more facilities. Still, the building itself hasn't changed much from the outside. It still has those striking strips of blue. I remember them vividly from my childhood. Nice to know that some things in Perth stay the same!

Continue reading ...
Good books about and set in Perth and Fremantle
Line of Sight
When War Came to Fremantle
The Devil's Garden
Follow ozblogsarticles on Twitter

DISCLOSURE: Occasionally I include affiliate products (such as books) in blog posts. If you do end up purchasing one or more of them as a result of clicking on a link, I receive a small commission which comes at no extra cost to you. 

Please check out my YouTube channel, which now has several videos of Perth.
Protected by Copyscape Unique Content Checker

NOTE: All images on this blog are copyright protected. I will take action against anyone found lifting them for their own use.