Photo101(12): Architecture in Light.

Council House, Perth, Australia
Council House, Perth, Australia

A very long day today as it was a travelling day. Did you know that the flight from Brisbane to Perth takes 5 hours and 45 minutes? Follow that with another 5 hours of work. By the time I was able to pick up my camera, it was raining and the sun had set.

That said, there is a building in Perth that I love. It’s the Perth Council House, built in 1963. Since 2010, the building has been lit up at night in various colours. I’ve only ever seen it as single colours cycling – red, blue, green and yellow. However, for the holiday season, they’ve made it multi-coloured and they also spell out Season’s Greetings in light on the front – they also make a Christmas tree from lights as well.

 

Some information about the building:

  •  In the 1990’s, local government decided that the Council House did not fit into the “vision” for the city.
  •  Designed by two Melbourne architects.
  •  Walls consist of floor-to-ceiling, double-glazed sealed windows within aluminium frames.
  •  Now regarded as the best example of modernist architecture in Perth.

I hope you enjoy these images. Since I’m travelling, I don’t have my Mac with me, so don’t have my usual editing package.

x desleyjane

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. nty6x says:

    Oh my! That’s a brilliant display captured beautifully. Didn’t realise they had festive lighting, will definitely go and get photographs of it as well!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Are you in Perth? Yes it seems like the tree and greetings are displayed when the church bells toll…

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      1. nty6x says:

        Yep perthian! Will check them out soon! 😀

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  2. the angle you chose really makes the pic special

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you 😊 I parked underneath and took lots of photos from all sides as I walked up to the front.

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  3. fadingisight says:

    What a fantastic building!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s pretty cool!!

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  4. pommepal says:

    I’ve never seen that building when I have been in Perth. I’ve missed a treat haven’t I. Good angles and gorgeous colours.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s at the hospital, so I guess it could be a good thing (for your health) that you didn’t see it ☺️

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      1. pommepal says:

        Don’t really want to visit the hospital, but maybe to see that building it would be worth a visit.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Of course! And the coffe shop is worth a visit too!

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          1. pommepal says:

            Coffee shops are always worth a visit… 🙂

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  5. Eden says:

    The building’s architecture is inspiring from every angle!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, it’s a very cool building!

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  6. Such an amazingly cool building, and I love how you’ve chosen to shoot it, Desleyjane! The lighting designers must have a lot of fun with this 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I can’t imagine it not having the lights, but they are a new addition. It’s a great building. I almost got a parking ticket, I was so mesmerised by the changing colours: “I’ll just shoot from this angle”, “ooo now it’s blue”, “ooo look a christmas tree” LOL so easily amused 😀

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