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Lockdown Sunday Morning Perth Photos Bohdan Warchomij April 25, 2021

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A house in North Street in Mt Lawley with a tribute to fallen Anzacs Photo Bohdan Warchomij

This morning I was at the end of my driveway listening to the Last Post playing from my neighbours’ radios at 6 am  with the shadow of a lockdown hanging over me and Perth and Peel created by an outbreak of covid19.

I photographed my father’s photograph in a commemorative act  to mark victims of the wars that plague our planet.

Photo Bohdan Warchomij

Perth had an outbreak on the sixth floor of the Mercure hotel, which was being used to quarantine travellers to WA from overseas.

One man was released after 14 days of quarantine in the Mercure and spent five days in Perth, before flying to Melbourne, where he tested positive for COVID-19.

His travels around Perth are listed  on the government website: www.healthywa.wa.gove.au .

If people have been to any of the hotspots listed it is a good idea to get tested and to quarantine oneself for 14 days until an all clear is pronounced by the testing.

Community transmission has been recorded in people he came into contact with in Perth.

Oliver with the red ensign in Kings Park Photo Bohdan Warchomij

In Kings Park I photographed a young man called Oliver with a Red Ensign who told me the following “The 1901 Federal Australian Flag originated from a competition held where 5 similar designs were chosen by the people. It was used unofficially by the people on land, and at war from 1901-1954.
Civil and Merchant use was to be the flag with a  red background, as well as the public generally.
The  blue background flag was used for Government buildings and a White background was for Naval use for commissioned war ships and naval bases.
A version of the red ensign was later brought in to be used by merchant marine fleets complying with admiralty guidelines for ships at sea in 2:1 ratio.

Photo Bohdan Warchomij

In 1954 Prime Minister Robert Menzies adopted the blue background version as the official flag of Australia.”

Photo Bohdan Warchomij

With a mask on and a camera I visited the Kings Park War Memorial travelling through Mt Lawley and then Northbridge where I photographed a homeless woman from the safety of my car.

A woman from Armadale sleeps homeless in Perth. She has been on the street for over a year Photo Bohdan Warchomij

The next location was Cottesloe Beach where I photographed people with and without masks enjoying the sunshine.

In the water at Cotteloe Beach Photo Bohdan Warchomij

 

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