To the casual observer this looks like a pretty boring photo. Part of a building facade with the number 129.
However if you have read this blog lately, you may have noticed a slight obsession with the redevelopment of my old workplace, Newspaper House, formerly of 125 St Georges Tce.
Well, if you take a stroll past the revitalised buildings (Newspaper House, WA Trustees, Royal Insurance) that house restaurants The Trustee and The Heritage, plus assorted pop up shops – you will find there is no longer a 125.
So I did what any good journalist would do, and Googled for the answer.
It would appear that 125 is now the address of the Brookfield Place redevelopment featuring the City Square tower, home of BHP Billiton.
It will also soon be home to The Print Hall restaurant and bar complex which I simply cannot wait to visit, partly for the food and partly for the view of the Swan River which we never truly appreciated from our old canteen.
Somehow I doubt I’ll hear anyone calling out “salmon sammich ready” or that any restaurant will be serving chips and gravy.
St Georges definitely looks like it will be the place to be this spring and summer.
Mariposa Grove, Yosemite
Mariposa Grove, Yosemite
Morning snow fall, Yosemite
Snow fall, Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Three days into winter in Perth and it is still feeling a bit like spring.
In fact our weather in the past few weeks has reminded me a lot of California.
So, time to crack out some more holiday snaps, this time, from Yosemite National Park where it snowed on us quite unexpectedly, in spring.
Having missed the chance to dine at a Wolfgang Puck or Mario Batali establishment in Las Vegas, I used the very handy OpenTable service to book a table at Pizzeria Mozza in Hollywood on our second last night in Los Angeles.
My mouth is watering just looking at these photos. My favourite dish – a tie between the squash (zucchini) flowers and the arancini.
We took a risk visiting a pizzeria/Italian restaurant with Ms11, who has life threatening dairy allergies but our server went out of his way to allay our fears, even ordering new bread to go with her mussels.
For the record she ordered a second serve!
Ms11 usually misses out on dessert but Mozza even had dairy and egg free sorbets – so she rocked three courses that night. A great feast to farewell LA and the USA.
This was my first attempt to post using the new WordPress for iOS. Well, not that new really just never used on my iPhone due to password forgetfulness issues.
Accidentally posted it with no words and no caption!
Who knew Venice Beach had a series of canals running perpendicular to the beach, as in, real canals, like Venice, Italy? Complete with canoes. And ducks (that’s another photo).
Well, not me. It was a pleasant surprise. Very European and tranquil compared to the craziness that is the Venice boardwalk!
By the way my second post turned out to be an unwanted page, now deleted. I’ll keep trying!
San Francisco’s famous sea lions at Pier 39
Sunset over Manhattan Beach, California
One of life’s simplest pleasures, watching the sun set. Beautiful anywhere in the world. The first photo was taken on our first day in San Francisco at the famous Pier 39.
The second was taken while racing the clock at Manhattan Beach south of Los Angeles.
I had visited in January and spent a day on a sound stage nowhere near the beach so getting to see the sun set in April was a bonus.
Apple stores -5th Ave, New York and George St, Sydney
There’s nothing like finding photos you didn’t know you had of your favourite buildings from your favourite city…New York, New York.