There's a strange thang goin' on in Perth.
For some reason we think we're the only place on the planet that "can't be like anywhere else."
"Hey, you can't try and recreate New York here, mate."
"No, we don't want that tree. Everyone uses that tree."
But when I'm in New York, they don't say "we can't do that, Paris has already done it."
I don't think it has occurred to us yet that a city is a city is a city in many respects. Some things just WORK in cities and that's why everybody does them. So what's wrong with that?
Difference for difference's sake is a kind of immaturity in a way. And we lose out because we don't end up with the kind of spaces that everyone else enjoys.
Click the photo to see what we're missing. This is how Forrest Place could be instead of the eye-wateringly bleak place it's been turned into.