Pull Up a Seat

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a seed a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett I just pulled up all these photos from my archive and it brought me back to the time that I took the photographs. Memories of grandkids…of past travels…of people I have walked with. This is for…

Flowers from the Market

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse Flowers…such a beautiful sight. Some people have green thumbs and their gardens are a delight to see. Some people have a small garden, like me, so flowers bloom far in between. Some people don’t have any backyard or garden at all,…

More Doors In and Around Carcassonne

“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.” – Karen Gibbs Aside from the doors in the walled citadel of ‘La Cite’ in Carcassonne and the old town which I have posted previously, there are also the doors in the city centre. Here are more doors which I found in…

Three of a Kind

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost I have here some variety of photos for the number 3. This is for CFFC – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – three items 3 Filipino Desserts called Halo-Halo (literal translation is mix-mix). So you mix all the ingredients…

Benches, Chairs and Seats in Phillip Island

“There’s something very enticing about an empty bench under a tree. And its facing a river, that’s the bench for me.” – Joyce Rachelle Here are some benches and chairs that we found when we went on a few days holiday in Phillip Island. This is for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge.

Australian Flowers

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Cuttan Eucalyptus Caesia – The flowers are stunning and have a large display of bright pink to red flowers with yellow at the tips. This is for an entry to both Cee’s FOTD Challenge and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a…

I will Be Back, La Sagrada Familia – Wanderlust @77

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – travel quotes If you are to visit only one church in Europe, then Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is it. It is Spain’s iconic and most visited landmark and although it is still a long way to be finished, La…

Doors in the Old Town of Carcassonne

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor Carcassonne is a hilltop town in southern France. It is famous for its medieval citadel called La Cite, which has numerous towers and defensive walls. This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors featuring…

Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain – Wanderlust @76

“Don’t call it a dream … call it a plan.” – unknown Montserrat is a mountain range in Catalonia, Spain and it is just a day trip away from the more energetic and vibrant nearby metropolis of Barcelona. This is the La Sardana Monument in Barcelona where our tour group met up. On the way…

The Trail to the Mountains

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”― George Nakashima Walking in the woods is one of the most enjoyable activity there is. Watching the leaves swaying in the wind … strolling with a loved one, even walking hand in hand at times … seeing the sun peeking through the leaves. And in this instance,…

Art and Architecture of Carcassonne – Wanderlust @75

” I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it” – travel quotes Aside from Cite de Carcassone, there are so much more to see in this wonderful place. It has great architecture, galleries, monuments, walkways, and cafes. Here are samples of the different architecture that can…

FOTD – White, Purple, Yellow Flowers

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – June 17, 2019 – White, Purple, Yellow Flowers

Inner City

“My heart burns for the city lights.” – unknown Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne…

La Cite, the Fairytale Castle in Carcassonne – Wanderlust @74

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius From afar, this medieval fort of La Cite, looks like something out of a children’s story book. The Cite de Carcassonne is located in the French city of Carcassone. This castle was decided to be preserved in 1849 and it became a part of the…

One Fine Autumn Day in Prague

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg Autumn is a good time to visit Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Yes, it can be quite chilly, but looking at those beautiful leaves just compensates for it all. Autumn can be very…

The Colourful Doors of Burano

“If God shuts a door, stop banging on it! Trust that whatever is behind it is not for you.” – unknown Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon and is a community of fishermen. They have painted their houses in bright neon colours. More information on why they have colourful houses can be seen…

The quiet French City of Avignon – Wanderlust @73

“Forget about ‘making it’ or ‘making millions’ make memories make road trip plans make space for what you love and who you love” – travel quotes Avignon is a city in Southern France. It is the seat of the Catholic popes and has remained under the papal rule until it became a part of France…

The Road that Leads Us…

“Any road that leads to a friend is beautiful.” Proverb Friendship is such a beautiful thing to have. And I am so lucky to have found it in my small group of friends who I consider my family. We all moved from the Philippines to Australia and we had been friends for more than two…

These Beautiful Feathered Friends of San Remo

Nature’s prime favourites were the Pelicans;  High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free. James Montgomery This is a cute Boomerang shot of the pelicans 👍🏼 San Remo is the entrance to the seaside town of Phillip Island. Every day at 12 noon, the local pelicans arrive at the San Remo pier for their lunch time feed….

Doors in Melbourne CBD

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr Seuss Here are some doors in Melbourne CBD for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge This is the back door of the Forum Theatre. Front door of the Forum Theatre This…

Wedding Smiles

Last November I visited London for the second time…this time it’s for my son’s wedding. Tim and Leigh were ‘high school sweethearts’, went to the same school, were partners in their Debutante’s Ball, and they had been together ever since. They had a simple and intimate wedding and that’s how they had always envisioned their…

The Splendor of Monaco – Wanderlust @72

“Can we just skip to the part of our life where we travel the world?” – Travel quotes Monaco is one of the world’s smallest country (second only to the Vatican). As our tour bus went on its way to Monaco, I noticed that the streets and buildings are perfectly clean and spotless. It’s as…

Here come the Giant White Rabbits

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck This is Amanda Parer’s installations known as INTRUDE. Giant illuminated, inflatable rabbits are now at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren in Melbourne. It is a cute installation that looks great in the…

Everything and Anything Green

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca For V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #51: Green The trams of Melbourne are green Green light projections in the Melbourne yearly event, White Nights. Green Streetart in Melbourne CBD and the second one is in Frankston,…

This House, That House

“Home, a place your feet may leave but your heart will always be.”-unknown This is for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any kind of House Beach Boxes in Brighton, Victoria A unique shaped house in the inner city of Melbourne A cubby house in Macclesfield in Victoria, Australia, where I had a very memorable…

More Seats in Sassafras

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”- Albert Camus Last week, I posted my walk in Sassafras to feature the seats that I happened to see there. This week, here are more seats which I found…

Those Good Old Days

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfield Nostalgia is associated with a yearning for the past, its personalities, and events, especially the “good old days” or a “warm childhood” – Wikipedia I am putting this out for Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge…