Mends Street, South Perth

20160405 Mends Street South PerthThis is a view of “The Old Mill Pharmacy” on Mends Street in South Perth. According to the Heritage council it’s a classic example of federation era styling, built in 1898 as Mrs Boucher’s Tearooms. It originally catered for visitors heading to Perth Zoo (presumably tee-total customers) as the Windsor Hotel is almost opposite! The Swan river ferry still operates from the bottom of Mends Street (there were 4 jetties around 1890) across the Swan river to Elizabeth Quay (was Barrack Street jetty until earlier this year) about a 10 minute boat ride. The big blue and red cranes are a sign of new developments – apartments going up which will have fabulous views of the city from the South Perth Esplanade.

Lamy Safari EF fountain pen, various watercolours, Uniball Gel pens. Holcroft sketch diary.

Below a very quick sketch of the P.S. Decoy (paddle steamer) moored at Mends Street Jetty this morning. Built in 1986 in Fremantle it is a replica of an original paddle steamer that used to ply the swan river in the 1870’s. It is now used exclusively for private functions. (wikipedia)

20160405 Decoy

Pilot Parallel pen 1.5mm with De Atramentis document ink, Uniball Signo Gel pens