Stained Glass

Wonderful Naval Base work by Reign of Error. (Wasn’t this Pete F’s ground?) The burnt out bar of the Naval Base Hotel with hideous glasswork. You don’t get more TWOP than this. Brutal. Truly brutal. I feel we can put this up against any of your Manhattes burntout bars, BSWAM. Only missing a relentless blue sky. Love the Perthian Salmon brick.  Wait, is that…pampas? Sadly neglected shitty plant. I remember there used to be the odour of a tannery and abattoir seasoning this patch. Still there Reign of? nb2


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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17 Responses to Stained Glass

  1. Reign of Error says:

    Tannery stench?……no, unfortunately. But one of the myriad smoke stacks did appear to be belching mustard gas into the atmosphere if that counts.


  2. Reign of Error says:

    The high voltage transmission pylons in the background contribute an intricate, yet unseen suggestion of Barnsey / Springsteenesque ‘working class hero’ pathos to this portrait.

    Now the poles have gone. Ohhhh the humanity.


  3. vegan says:

    the stench of the kwinana industrial area, far worse than a tannery.


  4. Scanners says:

    The dual double door entries, both leading to the public bar (is the lounge bar situated at the rear?) indicate that at some stage this eastablishment shifted huge amounts of Swan and Emu. Or perhaps that was just the “vision”?


  5. Eddie says:

    Want it heritage listed and relocated salmon-brick by salmon-brick to the CBD now. I’d become a regular.


  6. El Guisto says:

    I have to say, that makes the stained glass in Westminster abbey look rather shitty in comparison.


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