This view of Elizabeth Quay was snapped by the delightful Kimberley Truong from C Restaurant at lunchtime on 29 March 2014. Thanks Kim!!
While out on a morning ride on Saturday, I took the opportunity to take a few close up pics of Elizabeth Quay.
In the bottom pic, you can see four Heroes supervising a cement mixer, risking their lives to make sure it turns correctly. Colin, why aren’t they paid quadruple time? It’s a Saturday!
Courtesy of the delightful Tessa Donovan, via the charming Adam Passman, the Quay Note Speaker presents: five new pictures of Elizabeth Quay from Exchange Plaza. For your pure, unadulterated, wholesome enjoyment.
Perhaps spending so much time in yellow sand has given the Heroes ant-like ability to predict the coming of rain – their activity levels on Elizabeth Quay have increased markedly this past week.
I note in particular the heavy machinery congregating around the newly concrete-covered pools, and the filling-in of the lagoon with yellow sand.
This fresh perspective of the Quay was taken from near the corner of The Esplanade and Barrack Street by Daniel Gammell. If you squint you can see his handsome reflection. Thanks Dan!
Much has happened this past week on the Quay. I have identified the four main changes with red letters, and briefly set out below what I think may be going on:
A. Filling in the lagoon with more brown sand. Will there be any lagoon left?
B. Reinforcing the (newly reinstated) pools with concrete. Are these to replace the lagoon?
C. Sand now covers what appeared to be the beginnings of the wall of the inlet. Will it be uncovered later?
D. Are these drainage grills? Over the past week, holes have been dug and these grills like these have been put on top of them, and then covered with sand. I’m not sure if the grills in the picture are those that were put down earlier in the week (without the sand on top) or if they are new grills that that are taking a rest from transit.
The Heroes are “digging in”. Are they militarising, or simply making a start on the wall of the inlet? Look for the jagged concrete and decide for yourself.
Thank you Sean Morrison for notifying me of this development (Twitter: @SeanMofPerth)