Portrait of Perthian Gray

  • “If this Perth (esplanade) can give a soul to those who have lived without one, if she (Ra) can create the sense of narcolepsy in people whose lives have been sordid and fifo, if she can strip them of their tardishness and lend them tears for sorrows that are not their own, she is worthy of all railway sinkings, worthy of the adoration of all Corrigin. This marriage is quite right. I did not think so at first, but I admit it now. The gods made Council House for you. Without her you are incomplete. Perhaps even a bit of a wanker.”
    – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. 

    PJW thinks the IKEA buyer may have overreached with their 60 container load of outdated Perth skylines. No BHP, no start. And the small bar vibrancy is…just not there. I don’t sense “Swallow one” here. 

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Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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19 Responses to Portrait of Perthian Gray

  1. David cohen says:

    Is Myrarp our newest suburb? Next to Brabham?


  2. The Legend 101 says:

    Nice Painting.


  3. shazza says:

    Back to a time when Perth could only dream of Bell Towers and Tapas bars.


  4. orbea says:

    Worst of Perth – Burgo back on air


  5. JaneZ says:

    “she (Ra)”: brilliant.


  6. NF#1 says:

    I’m wondering whether some Ikea designer deliberately named this product after a similarly isolated (“The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 3:04 hour by local transportation”.), sparsely populated shithole.


  7. Rouei says:

    I can’t believe I stood in this section for 10 minutes without realizing these were pictures of perth. What’s worse, that I spent an hour in ikea or that I didn’t recognize my own outdated skyline?


  8. rottobloggo says:

    Our morning glory,
    But no foreshore splashing please:
    Herons no, cranes yes.


  9. DudeCloverdale says:

    I had not realised it was dated, Wednesdays the breakfast is only $1.95. That takes your mind away from all other transience.


  10. WarriorTom says:

    “swallow one” he said. Ha ha!!!! Did he say “Suck my cock” first? Ha ha tee hee!!!


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