When I first moved to Perth for work I found the skyline as viewed from South Perth kind of quaint, very 2-dimensional. The interaction of the river and city is quite different to that in my home town Brisbane.
For a while, these were the two stand-out buildings on our 2D skyline. The new BHP building has changed things, I remember thinking “but I liked it the way it was!!!” when the new skyscrapers were under construction – had I grown more attached to this city than I had previously realised?
I’ve included this painting to celebrate what’s old, as well as what’s new.
PS- i now really like the new building….