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The Railway Hotel facade on Barrack St

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, December 29, 2014,
Whenever I walk down Barrack St in the heart of the CBD I always notice the remnants of a beautiful old building on the eastern side between Wellington and Murray. The facade is just above Bar 138.

Did some Googling recently and discovered that it's what's left of the old Railway Hotel. Glad they kept that part but a shame the rest of it is gone ... 


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The Christmas Nativity production in Forrest Place

Posted by Matt Hayden on Sunday, December 21, 2014,
Here in Perth, in this great southern land, the end of the year is actually the hottest time of year. That's why the mostly European winter-themed celebrations can seem so incongruous.

But there's one aspect of them that probably benefits from the hot, arid setting. And that's the Christmas Nativity play that is performed during the evenings in mid December in Forrest Place.

Haven't seen the production myself -- just passed the set during the day. But I suspect most of the action depicted is s...
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The Fremantle Fibonacci Centre in Blinco St

Posted by Matt Hayden on Sunday, December 7, 2014,
Fremantle has a well deserved reputation for being a haven of tolerance and a magnet for arty types and alternative lifestylers. Perhaps the most obvious manifestation of this would be the crowd at the Fremantle Markets. While it's pretty heterogenous, you'll see a lot more ferals, hippies, New Agers and hipsters there than you will at other public venues, that's for sure.

You'll also see signs of Freo's pervasive alternativeness if you walk down its residential streets. More than a few of th...
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Unison on Tenth construction site, Maylands

Posted by Matt Hayden on Sunday, December 7, 2014,
One thing that never ceases to amaze me about Perth these days is how quickly gleaming new buildings pop up. Construction has probably peaked, or may even be on the wane compared to a few years ago. Still, there's a hell of a lot of it going on.

Take the Unison on Tenth project in Maylands

The foundations have yet to be laid. But they've finished clearing the block and it's obviously going to be a mighty impressive apartment building. 

With all the old buildings gone, the graffiti on the neigh...
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The water tower in Nollamara (near Mt Yokine Reservoir)

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,
If you're anywhere in Dianella and you look west toward the beach you'll see a couple of large structures up on a hill. One of them is a water tower and another is a satellite tower for the TV stations there. They loom over everything and have been there for many years. (Probably the best place to see them is from the Dianella Plaza, on the corner of Morley Drive and Alexander Drive.)

Hard to know exactly which suburb they're in since both are right on the border of two of them, very close to ...
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Good books about and set in Perth and Fremantle
Line of Sight
When War Came to Fremantle
The Devil's Garden
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