We noticed this strange object beside Lake Monger in Perth recently. What do you think it is? Those are small hand tools hanging on blue cables and a pump outlet in the middle. Yes, it’s a public DIY bike repair station. What a great idea!
In the Subi Centro development in Perth’s western suburbs, you will find a number of sculptures inspired by the fact this area was once the home of chinaware manufacturers like Australian Fine China, which produced Wembley Ware.
The sculptures shown here are Butterfly Ring above, and Quadrant Scatter White below – both by Stuart Green.
We recently stopped to check out this piece of sculpture at the Carter Lane precinct in Subiaco Centro. It is by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and is titled “Curl“. The sculpture pays homage to metal working companies that used to operate this area. It makes an interesting photographic subject, since it looks quite different from different perspectives.
While we were at Manning Park south of Fremantle recently, we went for a walk up the Manning Stairs. The 192 steps lead up to a hilltop lookout (below) with views of the coast and surrounding countryside. Then we walked along the Davilak Trail, which runs along the ridge before descending to Azelia Ley Homestead. The circuit is about 2km altogether and fairly easy, despite the stairs.
We also liked the home made market garden machinery in the Old Wagon House Museum at Manning Park, south of Fremantle. The machine above is a carrot washer that was made out of a 44 gallon drum in about 1940. It is driven by an electric motor and is still in working order.
The 1940s Austin above was one of the first council rubbish trucks in the area. It now has a display of vintage lawn mowers on the tray.