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 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…