#SnapPerth: take a trip down memory lane

Forrest Place, Perth 1983 (view from Carillon Arcade). State Library of WA image
Forrest Place now.
Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, 1952 (corner Beaufort and Walcott Streets, Mt Lawley). State Library of WA image

Beaufort Street today.
Forrest Place, Perth 1983 (view from Carillon Arcade). State Library of WA image Forrest Place now. Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, 1952 (corner Beaufort and Walcott Streets, Mt Lawley). State Library of WA image Beaufort Street today.

DO you remember Forrest Place in the 1980s when Boans department store was the focal point?

Boans closed in 1986, making way for the Myer complex.

Today the square is a bustling public meeting place and event space for celebrations and demonstrations.

The interactive water fountains, stage and “Cactus” sculpture enliven the area – as do the Twilight Hawker Markets each Friday through summer.

Or how about when Mt Lawley’s beloved Beaufort Street had trams?

They were phased out during the 1950s and trolley buses were introduced, which were gradually replaced by diesel buses.

Today, the popular strip is free of unsightly overhead wires and filled instead with bustling cars, buses and pedestrians.

Photographs can be a record of an occasion but the best are more than that – they are a visual tie to the memories that our lives are built on.

Perhaps you have a piccy of The Giants marionettes descending upon Perth, or dolphins frolicking at Mandurah Ocean Marina.

You may be seeing in the New Year at Origin Music Festival, flying a kite as a kid at Wireless Hill, or enjoying a wine in the Swan Valley.

Whatever the occasion – we want to see it.

So take a wander down memory lane, and share a photograph from your past that evokes recollections of a favourite time, location or person.

Get involved in #SnapPerth Day

WEDNESDAY, November 22 is #SnapPerth Day and we want you to be part of the picture!

Make your mark on this historic 24-hour event and celebrate the people and places that make our city special.

On this date, we want everyone to snap a picture in their beloved part of Perth and share it via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #snapperth.

But don’t wait till then to get started – share all your local pics using the #SnapPerth now.

Your local paper will republish some of the best each week in print.

Win a spot at our SnapPerth Canon Collective Masterclass

We’ll provide the camera and the expert – you learn how to take those perfect photos!
WHERE: Fremantle
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1
WIN YOUR SPOT: Enter at www.snapperth.com.au 

Thanks to our national partners Canon Australia and Harvey Norman and our state partner REIWA.

#SnapPerth 2017 takes place on November 22. Snap a pic, share it on Instagram or Twitter and tells us what’s so great about your corner of Perth. Click here for more.