Wooden Doors and Purple Chairs in Au Vieux Paris

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho I love the colour purple and i like chairs and doors… so why not share it with all of you … This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge – Wooden Doors in Au Vieux Paris and Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge – Purple Chairs…

City After Dark – White Night in Melbourne

“Life moves pretty fast. if you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off White Night is a yearly event and has been lighting the streets of the city of Melbourne since 2013. It usually goes for 2 nights … which is an all…

From Venice to Prague

“The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.”- John Muir This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Roofs These are the domes of the roof of the Basilica San Marco as seen from the top of the Campanile in Venice, Italy. Get…

Framing Budapest

“Europe’s most underrated big city, Budapest can be as challenging as it is enchanting.” – Rick Steves Oh eM Gee… this place is a “Framing A Shot” heaven! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Budapest is bursting with beautiful architecture that can be used for this topic. And it is beautiful on a rainy day or a sunny day! This…

Cool Chairs

“Old empty chairs are not empty in reality; memories always sit there!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan Here are some funky, colourful, cool chairs that I found, which were on sale at the Melbourne Museum. This is in connection with the Revolutions: Records + Labels exhibition, click here if you want to find out more about…

Memories and Windows

My favourite places in my travels will always remain in my memory. And some of my favourite shots are those of windows and its reflections. I am posting this for Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Window I have created links to know more about these beautiful places I have visited. The window of Chateau Royal d’Amboise…

Destination: Toledo

“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson Historical Buildings, great architecture, amazing churches, wonderful doors, a trip to the past… all of these can be seen and done in Toledo, Spain. Toledo is the old…

Bright Pink and Yellow Flower

“And ’tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.” – William Wordsworth Does anybody know what flower this is? I just saw it in a friend’s garden and I was impressed by its large petals, bright colour and sturdy stems. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Does anybody know what flower…

Food …. Food and Food Displays

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” – Winnie the Pooh From a few weeks ago …. This is for Weekly Prompts’ Photo Challenge – Store Displays This was when we celebrated my husband’s birthday in a lovely cafe in Fitzroy named Bentwood. Food and coffee was great! (Photos…

Flowers In my Neighbourhood

“I must have FLOWERS, always, always.” – Monet Melbourne is quite chilly and the wind was a bit harsh on this August morning. Did my meat and vegetable shopping and was about to go home … when I decided to use another route. I don’t know why, but I guess these flowers were calling me……

Visiting Notre Dame De Paris – Wanderlust @91

“Breath Paris in. It nourishes the soul.” – Victor Hugo So sad that the Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire in April of 2019. Hopefully it will be restored to its former majestic beauty real soon. But for now, let me take you on a trip before it all happened … this was in September of…

Love Locks in Prague

“Walking around the Prague is comparable to being in a fairytale: except for one minor detail: it’s real.” A love lock or love padlock is a custom where padlocks are affixed to a fence, bridge or gate by lovers. The key is thrown away to symbolise everlasting love. In Europe, love locks started in the…

Doors on a Sunny Day

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney These are doors from the inner city suburb of Melbourne, known as Fitzroy North. Fitzroy North has a distinct character, noted for its prevalence of wide streets and intact Victorian and…

Amidst the Trees

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran Let me walk with you amidst the trees. I like trees but I especial love it with the bright colour of autumn. This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Trees This was taken in the Dandenong mountain before my son left…

Murals Around Melbourne

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s not done properly.” ― Banksy Melbourne, the perfect place to see streetart. As you can see in several of my previous blogs, I am very much into this form of art. This week, I am sharing much more…here are some pretty murals on a…

In my Little Garden

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to the world.” Unknown These pink flowers are now starting to bloom. It is such a delight to see them in my front garden. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge and Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Seine River Cruise in Paris – Wanderlust @90

“Paris is always a good idea.” Walking on foot along the streets of Paris is a wonderful thing to do, but viewing it on water level is a greatly different experience. Discover Paris through a Seine River Cruise and you will be amazed as it winds its way through the heart of the city. You…

Burgos And its Doors

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine Burgos in Spain is a medieval city full of cathedrals and churches. Here are some doors for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. The following are wooden church doors – Walking around the streets of Burgos, I saw a…

An Escape to the Gardens

“Escape the every day world and revel in the colour of nature.” “This is really what KaBloom is all about, the splendour of millions of flowers across five acres of planting in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges. We have a rainbow of fields filled with marvellous Marigolds, sizzling Salvias, cool Cosmos, colourful Cleomes, pretty Petunias, glorious…

Covent Garden’s Colourful Surprise – Wanderlust @89

“Life is like a box of crayons.” – John Mayer When my husband and I first went to London, I did some research on what we wanted to see. I like colourful places, so I told myself that we shouldn’t miss Neil’s Yard. In the middle of The Seven Dials district, near Covent Garden, tucked…

Five Years that Shook The World

“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he, for some reason, thinks it would be a good idea to give them.” – Andy Warhol It was my husband’s 60th birthday weekend and My daughter and I wanted to do something special for him. We decided on going…

Nightcap in Poitiers, France – Wanderlust @88

“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.” – Dejan Stojanovic The city of Poitiers is a French city located west of France. It is such a clean place and we didn’t even see any rubbish on the ground! Our tour in 2016 just happened to pass by this…

Take Me to the Doors and Benches of Amboise

“This heart of mine was made to travel.” – travel quotes Chateau Royal d’Amboise, in Loire Valley, is a maze of secret passages, medieval rooms and hidden walk ways. This castle has a throne room, royal interiors, towers, sturdy wooden doors, wooden benches and magnificent gardens. In relation to my previous post about Amboise, here…

Amboise: an Unexpected Magnificence – Wanderlust @87

“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker Amboise is a small town in central France which lies on the banks of the Loire River. It is such a beautiful place of castles, old towns, villages and views of the river that makes this an ideal stopover. Here…