Something highly wildly inspiring happened in Perth last weekend (3rd and 4th of November 2012). Open House Perth!
We has an incredible time running around the city checking out our beautiful buildings from all sorts of angles we’ve never seen before.
We were one of the very luck few to get to the top of the Central Park tower (St George) which offered incredible views over the city from Fremantle to Joondalup, and equally incredible winds. Batman makes it look so easy perching on skyscrapers… its all an illusion, that cape would make quite the wind sock I’d imagine. It’s just not practical.
I have a newly re-inspired appreciation for Perth’s architecture and have spent the week spending a lot of time looking up. We don’t have much compared to the “big” cities, but what we do have is rich in history and beauty, you just have to investigate. Like most good things in Perth, you have to dig to find it.
I love that Open House Perth not only included landmarks but also the design studios behind them. As a urban planner /soon to be designer (ok ok its a few years away), I was constantly letting out little sqeals of excitment over seeing the beautiful working spaces our city offers for the industry. Hassell in particular was very exciting to see because I one day hope to call that space my own.
Have a squiz at the photos I took over the weekend here and let me know what you think.
Cannot wait for next year.
Follow up posts to come, perhaps one on my work space at 140william Gordon Stepherson House.