Monday, 27 February 2017

Monday Murals - The beast

Painted at Curtin University in April 2016, by Perth artist Hayley Welsh.
A lot of her murals feature this type of creature.
I managed to get there when she was halfway through her mural.
For other murals from around the world please click on this link.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Monday Mural - Wrapped in flowers

Another mural I photographed when I visited Portugal in May 2016.
Painted by Argentinian artist Francisco Bosoletti for Muraliza 2015, with a woman entwined in flowers and plants.
The mural can be found at Avenida do Ultramar, Cascais, (Overseas Avenue) on the side wall of the old Hospital.
The hospital was deactivated in 2010 and is now being turned into a private Medical university.

For other murals from around the world please click on this link.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hurray for Bus-Stop libraries

Last year I heard about this initiative that promotes reading by making books more accessible. 
Under the City of South Perth, they have 4 mini libraries set in bus-stops across the suburbs of Como and South Perth and I haven't been able to find out if other councils in Perth have joined this initiative. 
The initiative started on the 6th of January and will run until the 30th of June this year.

The books are donated by library patrons and by book stop users who are invited to "take a book and leave a book", and the bus-stop libraries get replenished weekly by library staff.

Readers can also register books they take at so that the books can be tracked from reader to reader thus connecting readers of the same book.

This type of informal libraries initiative is apparently happening in 132 countries around the world. How cool is that?

The bus-stop library shown in these photos is just a block away from my work place in Talbot Avenue, in the suburb of Como
I think I'll have to go through my huge bookshelf at home and get a few books I no longer want and leave them at this bus-stop.

What do you think of this initiative? Have you seen this type of thing in your country?

Monday, 13 February 2017

Monday Murals - Rainbow tresses

Mural painted by Perth artist Paul Deej in building 106 at Curtin University on the wall of the university's hairdresser  "Fringe Benefits Hair Salon".
His trademark "black swan"  Western Australia's official animal emblem, is visible on the earring.
The narrow lane between the buildings had other murals but the shadows made it difficult to photograph them.

For other murals from around the world please follow this link.