Pull Up a Seat

“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss I have here some long benches for Xingfumama’ Pull Up a Seat Challenge. I found these benches in the Melbourne Museum grounds where I took this photo of my husband and my daughter.

Somewhere in the Highlands

“All I need is just a little trip around Scotland. That’s all.” – Scotland travel quotes Fascinating views while my cousin drove us around. Sorry that some shots were even blurry. But here are some doors of farms, an exhibition centre, residential houses, distilleries and a shop. For Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge – Somewhere in…

The Stone Walls of Holyrood Palace

“I travel because seeing photos in a brochure wasn’t good enough for me. It was to be there, that was everything.” – Wiremu Ratcliffe Holyrood Palace is the Queen’s Official residence in Edinburgh. It has been the home to royalty for over 500 years now. It is in the east of the city centre, at…

Countryside / Small Town in Scotland – Wanderlust @95

“So much of what you are is where you’ve been.” Travel quotes Braemar in Scotland is surrounded by mountains and unspoilt and unpopulated countryside. This week, this is my entry to Amy’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge #64: Countryside and/or Small Town The Scottish town of Braemar is in the Highlands. It has a lovely looking village…

I Want to Say Thank You ……

“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” Julia Child No matter if we’ve been together for 1 or 30 years, anniversaries are still a special time for us. But it is now a different feeling for me. It…

Orange Clivia Miniata Kaffir Lily

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” – Buddha I love this time of the year when all the flowers are showing off their beautiful colour. This is spring time in Australia. Cee’s FOTD Challenge

Step Aboard the Britannia – Wanderlust @94

“I name this ship Britannia. I wish success to her and all who sail on her.” – HM The Queen It was a great start to our few days in Scotland, by having a visit to the royal yacht berthed just 15 minutes away from the Edinburgh city centre. But first… coffee and lunch at…

Bronze Unicorn and Lion on the Gate of the Queen’s Gallery

“Coming back to Edinburgh is to me like coming home.” – Charles Dickens Today, let me take you to the Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh, Scotland for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. On the entrance of the gatehouse of the Holyrood Palace you will see this panel with a unicorn and the little plaque below it…

The Colour of Spring

“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.” For Cee’s FOTD Challenge – The Colour of Spring And City Sonnet’s a Photo a Day Challenge September – Floral

The Golden Gate to Versailles – Wanderlust @94

“No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang The Palace of Versailles is perhaps the most opulent and beautiful palace in Europe. This was once home to kings and queens of France. It is one of the most…

Silhouettes and Monochromes

“You go to new places and it opens your eyes to different things you haven’t seen before. Everything from colors, to silhouettes, to patterns – it just comes from everywhere.”-Lauren Conrad This is for Monochrome Monday and for Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Silhouette

My little Pirate is now 29

“Whatever you do, do it well,” – Walt Disney Boys when they were little, would usually say that they would like to be a fireman, a policeman or an astronaut when they grow up. But no, not my Timmy Boy… he wanted to be a pirate! His drawing was chosen to be on the cover…

The Sun, the Rain and some White Lilies

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh Loving these Lillies … It is Melbourne, so it is just normal to rain then following shortly after, the sun comes out so brightly. For Cee’s FOTD Challenge – The Sun, the Rain and some White Lilies ; for My first…

Musee du Louvre – Wanderlust @93

“My favourite thing to do is go where I’ve never been.” – anonymous The Musee du Louvre or just plain the Louvre is one of Paris’ most iconic attractions. It was first a medieval palace during the 12th century, then becoming a Royal palace. Presently, it is the largest museum in the world, spanning more…

Four Doors and a House

“If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan The following are bright coloured doors which make it stand out from neighbouring homes. This is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge-Four Doors and a House. Hope you…

Falling Leaves

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg November is not my usual choice of month to travel primarilly because it is too cold (if destination is Europe). But so glad my husband and I decided to do it last year, as we were…

In My Daughter’s Garden

“A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.” It was Father’s Day yesterday here in Australia and my daughter invited us over to her place to have lunch. But what I noticed first are the blooms in her garden. This is for Cee’s FOTD – In My…

Roaming the Streets of Paris – Wanderlust @92

“Paris is not a city; it’s a world.” – King Francis I Aside from Disneyland, Paris is the only other place that was in my bucketlist when I was a lot younger. I thought to myself that when I find a boy, Paris is the place to be, because it is the City of Love…

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…