Elizabeth Quay on 22 January 2016

With only 7 days until the grand opening, there are only the finishing touches left to go down at the Quay.

First is a picture that was sent to me with the suggestion that the island be named “McDonald’s Island”; perhaps it should be “McDonald’s Bridge”? Hopefully the sponsorship money went to something useful, like a second throne for the Emperor.

Query: just what are those large plastic-looking balls on the jetty? They would look better with some hair on them.

Elizabeth Quay - I'm 'lovin it!

Next are some pictures from the usual spot:

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Elizabeth Quay from up high on 22 January 2016

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The island on 22 January 2016

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The McDonald’s Bridge shows off the famous arches on 22 January 2016

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Elizabeth Quay east on 22 January 2016

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Elizabeth Quay on 13 January 2016

It has been an exciting couple of days on the Quay, with some of the beautiful green grass that once covered the entire area being partially re-installed in the central north.

These pictures, taken by Kenneth Tomczak, show the grass being rolled out on 12 January 2016:

Elizabeth Quay on 12 January 2016Re-installation of beautiful green grass on Elizabeth Quay on 12 January 2016

 

And here is how the Quay looks from up high on 13 January 2016:

Elizabeth Quay from up high on 13 January 2016Elizabeth Quay - east side on 13 January 2015Elizabeth Quay - central on 13 January 2016Elizabeth Quay - west side on 13 January 2016

Pictures of the Quay from all sides – 8 January 2016

Let us begin today with an appreciation of our Heroes’ homage to our Emperor (thank you Kenny for the image):

Dick pic from Kenny

And with a recitation of The Emperor’s Prayer (a good authority assures me that this is recited regularly on the Quay).

The Emporer’s Prayer

Our Emperor in Cottesloe,
may your name be kept holy.
May your GST come soon.
May your will be done on the Quay,
as it is elsewhere in WA.
Give us today pies and sauce,
and give us our Masters iced coffee,
as we have spotted our mates.
And don’t let us yield to recession,
but rescue us from depressed commodity prices.

Now, onto less serious matters.

I have a great many pictures to share today, including:

  1. a few of classics from up high;
  2. one from the water, which was provided to me by Chris Pearce on 3 January 2016 (thank you Chris);
  3. some from my wanderings on the ground over lunch time today; and
  4. a few extra pictures of some models of how the Ritz Carlton and The Towers are expected to look on completion.

I hope you enjoy them.

Pictures of Elizabeth Quay from up high on 8 January 2016

Picture of Elizabeth Quay from the water on 3 January 2016

The Quay from out deep by CKP on 3 January 2016

Pictures of Elizabeth Quay from the ground on 8 January 2016

Models of the proposed east side of Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay – 21 December 2015

I have one picture from a friend who visited ASX this morning and took a picture from their offices in Central Park, and five more pictures taken by myself from a mystery location.

As announced on 4 December 2015, Elizabeth Quay will will officially open to the public on 29 January, with “a spectacular laser, light and water show” (so says Emperor Colin).

Things are looking close to finished. Gone are the large expanses of sand and in their place is a large amount of concrete (much more than I anticipated).

Merry Christmas Quay fans!

 

Elizabeth Quay – 26 October 2015

If you have been wondering where the Speaker has been, the answer is: at a loss. I have been at a loss for words to write about something that is not anymore just a great stretch of sand of slightly different shades of yellow.

This Saturday evening, I took a stroll down to the foreshore and was pleasantly surprised with the great deal of development that has taken place since various WA newspapers reported that the Quay had been filled with water.

Along with some landscape pictures and some close-ups, I also took pictures of evidence that the progress has been thanks to the hard work of the Heroes.

To round things off, I also include some pictures from up-high.

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First up, the Quay from up-high:

Elizabeth Quay on 26 October 2015

Elizabeth Quay on 26 October 2015

Clockwise from top left - Florence Hummerston Kiosk, bridge, ferry terminal, Station Park (with BHP Billiton Water Park)

Clockwise from top left – Florence Hummerston Kiosk, bridge, ferry terminal, Station Park (with BHP Billiton Water Park)

Station Park and kiosk

Station Park and kiosk

Florence Hummerston Kiosk

Florence Hummerston Kiosk

Restaurant and future site of the Ritz Carlton and The Towers, and boat moorings

Restaurant and future site of the Ritz Carlton and The Towers, and boat moorings

Ferry terminal and bridge

Ferry terminal and bridge

Now, some pictures from the south east corner:

Facing north

Facing north

Facing north west

Facing north west

Facing west (towards Kings Park)

Facing west (towards Kings Park)

Towards the Bell Tower - there is some fantastic jarrah flooring that has a very wharf-like feel around the Bell Tower

Towards the Bell Tower – there is some fantastic jarrah flooring that has a very wharf-like feel around the Bell Tower

Now, some close-ups:

Cobblestones near the Bell Tower

Cobblestones near the Bell Tower

Cobblestones along Barrack Street

Cobblestones along Barrack Street

Cobblestones have colour

Cobblestones have colour

Lastly, some evidence of the Heroes’ hard work:

Everyday sustenance

Everyday sustenance

Solo comes with a wide mouth so the Heroes can get back to work sooner

Solo comes with a wide mouth so the Heroes can get back to work sooner

Friday afternoon lubrication

Friday afternoon lubrication

Get the party started with a flagon of goon

Get the party started with a flagon of goon

Discarded clothing

Discarded clothing

More discarded clothing

More discarded clothing

Not too many ladies makes for a very stiff glove

Not too many ladies makes for a very stiff glove

Elizabeth Quay from some new angles

John van Bockxmeer, as a keen Quay fan, took a visit to the development site this morning and sent the following pictures to me to share with you all. Thanks John!

Elizabeth Quay from the east on 3 August 2015

Elizabeth Quay from the east on 3 August 2015

Eastern Promenade of Elizabeth Quay on 3 August 2015

Eastern Promenade of Elizabeth Quay on 3 August 2015

Can’t wait until the rest has been paved!

Elizabeth Quay from the north on 3 August 2015

Elizabeth Quay from the north on 3 August 2015

Water influx at Elizabeth Quay, and is it a diesel slick… or BBQ grease?

Again, it has been a while since my last update.

But sometimes quality can make up for lack of quantity… I have a great new picture to share, and also a conspiracy theory.

Picture

Today’s picture (actually taken on Tuesday, 28 July 2015) is direct from a secret mole who lives or works or visited one of the buildings overlooking the Quay.

It’s great to see the water encroaching to such an extent that the Island is taking shape. I also particularly like the patterns in the bricks, which is something I was not expecting.

Elizabeth Quay on 28 July 2015

Elizabeth Quay on 28 July 2015

Conspiracy theory

A more plausible explanation for the purported diesel slick over water near the Quay?

It’s actually BBQ grease from the Heroes’ fry-up toolbox meetings.

Take a look at the picture from WA Today and make up your own mind:

Slick on the Swan

Slick on the Swan

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/swan-river-diesel-slick-concerns-authorities-20150730-ginzqx.html

Thanks go to Luke Scatena for blowing the whistle on this one.