Passing Through Bordeaux – Wanderlust @86

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Bordeaux is a small port city in southwest France. It is not the cheapest city but it is still worth to visit, as it is said to be France’s most elegant city. The heart of Bordeaux is made up of narrow streets as well as grand boulevards…

Of Bricks and Tiles …

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher This is my entry to Manja’s Friendly Friday Challenge – Bricks and Tiles These are photos taken from different places during the past few years. The coloured tile roof of the Stephansdom or St…

Graffiti Doors

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened , and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor Here are some doors that have been weathered, unhinged, and graffitied. These are doors which I found in the suburb of Fitzroy near Melbourne, in one of my walks in search…

The Guggenheim of Bilbao, Spain – Wanderlust @85

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian proverb Bilbao is an industrial port in northern Spain and is surrounded by lush green mountains. It is made famous by the Frank Gehry designed, curvy, silver building, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. This was opened in 1997 and the museum…

Exploring Burgos, Spain – Wanderlust @84

“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton Burgos is a city in northern Spain located at the north of Castille and Leon, about 259km north of Madrid. It is the historic capital of Castille. We were there only for a day trip from Toledo so we…

Some Blue Squares plus More

“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.” – Moncy Barbour Last week, I met up with my friend from the first job that I had after graduating from University. I haven’t seen her for more than 30 years, and she was visiting Melbourne from the Philippines. That…

Blooms through the Months

“Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.” – Lady Bird Johnson Some collection of flowers through the previous months. This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Close Up of Flowers

Double Doors in Melbourne

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau One will never run out of thing to explore when you’re in Melbourne. This time, I am going a notch higher and have been in search of not just single doors … but double doors. This is for Norm’s Thursday…

Huffing and Puffing Up Petrin Hill in Prague

“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place,” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart As I have posted previously, when we went to Petrin Hill, Prague, last November, the funicular, unfortunately, wasn’t working….

The Narrow Streets of Toledo – Wanderlust @83

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Toledo is an ancient city, sitting majestically on a hill above central Spain. It is the former Spanish capital…

Some Blues Mixed with Pink

“Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude,” – Myley Cyrus I know that street art is not for everyone. Some may be fed up with the street art that I post week in, week out. But this is my happy place … everywhere I go I try to look for one, or ten! I…

The Toledo Cathedral With all its Details – Wanderlust @82

“There are seven days in a week and ‘someday’ isn’t one of them.” – unknown I have been to a lot of churches and cathedrals, but one that impressed me a lot because of its attention to details is the Toledo Cathedral in Spain. Toledo’s illustrious main church ranks among the top 10 cathedrals in…

A Cafe with a Chair on the Wall

“There are a whole lot of things in this world you haven’t started wondering about yet.” – Roald Dahl, from James and the Giant Peach Went to this quirky cafe for brunch and first thing I noticed is the chair on the wall. Oh, i thought, “that could be for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat…

Foodie time in Madrid – Wanderlust @81

“Spain is a fascinating mix of people, languages, culture and food, but if there is one thing all Spaniards share, it’s a love of food and drink.” – Jose Andres Where else can you find better tasting food than in Madrid! I am not being biased but, as a Filipino, my taste palate relates more…

Church Doors in Melbourne CBD

“A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open.”– Pope Francis Found these pretty church doors in one of my walks in Melbourne. I had an eye check up in the city and it turned out to be a lovely bonding time with my hubby. Always an excuse haha I am posting…

Architecture of Madrid – Wanderlust @80

“There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.” – Ernest Hemingway Madrid is the capital of Spain and is a vibrant city, but is not as cosmopolitan as the neighbouring Barcelona. The architecture of Madrid has preserved…

5 Items on the Wall

“We are what we think.” – Buddha Finding one face is easy… two is ok… but to look for five faces or 5 of anything is a bit of a struggle. Here are some streetart that I found in my gallery which is best fitting for Frank’s Tuesday’s Photo Challenge – Wall and for Cee’s CFFC…

Blue Angel Streetart

“God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!” – Eileen Elias Freeman Found this Wing streetart in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. It was in a quiet street so we (my husband, Jack, and my daughter, Patricia) had fun…

FOTD – 8 July – Roses in the Backyard

“The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.” -unknown I don’t have much flowers in my garden, but I am happy…

Pull Up a Seat in Dandy

“Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of the bench, even if there is plenty of room at both ends.” – unknown Dandenong, or Dandy, is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne CBD. It is home to more than 150 nationalities, making it one of the most…

Blue Bath House Doors

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are The Doors.” – Jim Morrison Brighton, an easy half an hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, is home to 82 distinctly coloured wooden beach houses. This is the Brighton Beach Boxes in Dendy Street, which is a great photo opp for locals and tourists…

Blue Skies of Madrid – Wanderlust @79

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” –…

Breathtaking Switzerland

“Go where you feel most ALIVE.” – travel quotes Nature is at its best in Switzerland. The view is just spectacular… whether it be the mountains or the lakes! If there is one country that I would like to revisit, Switzerland definitely is the one! This is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Outdoors and…

The Streets of Barcelona – Wanderlust @78

“Man makes art for man and hence it must be rational.” – Antoni Gaudi While walking on the streets of Barcelona, the first thing you’ll notice is its architecture and the most important styles are the Catalan Gothic style and the Modernisme, which is a cultural movement at the end of the 19th century protagonized…