Yellow Makes me Smile

“Create your own sunshine.” – culturetrip.com Here are some yellows that I have collected in my album through the years. It is a fun colour don’t you think? Yellow makes me smile. It is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Yellow and for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Yellow Makes Me Smile Yellow autumn leaves…

Water, Water in the Wetlands

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Happy Pill #8 I try to walk everyday, mostly when it’s not raining. This is what I get to see and I love it. The sound of the birds, the ripple of the water, the colour of the sky… so much to be…

Blue, Blue my World is Blue

“Smile at strangers. We’re in this together.” – Happy Pill #4 What better way to spend your day than looking at BLUE streetarts, the BLUE sky with lovely cloud formations and having coffee on a BLUE mug. Good combination…right? All photos were taken in Melbourne and Sydney. This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge –…

A Coastal Walk

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s largest cities. It is best known for its harbour front Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge…

Multiculturalism

” We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” – Catherine Pulsifer Saw this on the way to having brunch with the family in Abbotsford near Melbourne. This is for Sami’s Monday Murals Challenge – Multiculturalism

The Windows of St Giles

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.” – unknown St Giles’ Cathedral is a working parish church located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The cathedral is located on the Royal Mile, and one thing that…

Abbotsford Convent

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton Just 4 km away from the Melbourne CBD, you will find the Abbotsford Convent. This is a 16 acre historic building with amazing sprawling gardens. It is home to studios, galleries, cafes and…

Bottle Brush

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” – Paulo Coelho The bottle brush, is an Australian native blossom. Bottlebrushes are Callistemons, a member of the Myrtacaea family (Myrtles) (Thanks LWBUT for the info). This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge Bottlebrush – and for Irene’s Macro Monday – Bottle Brush

Roadtrip to Ilocos, Philippines – Wanderlust @97

“Discover how beautiful our country is and how wonderful our people are. Time to fall in love with the Philippines.” – Tony Meloto A few years ago, my husband and I went with my family on a road trip to the northern part of the Philippines. It was a fun and educational experience. We went…

Venetian Masks

“Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story.” – Marty Rubin Venetian masks are very popular in Venice, not only during the ‘Carnival of Venice’, which is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy, but it is also used in many other occasions. These masks are characterised by elaborate, ornate designs…

Doors in Edinburgh

“Collect moments, not things.” – unknown Here are some doors from my 2016 trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge – featuring the Doors in Edinburgh. I am also squeezing in some sites in Edinburgh near the Royal Mile. A painting of a door on a wall. The Kirk of the…

A View of The Scottish Highlands – Wanderlust @96

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – Cherie Gilderbloom The Highlands of Scotland is a mountainous region, the centre of which is Loch Ness. It is known for its mythical monster called “Nessie”. Unfortunately, I didn’t see her/him. The city of Inverness is known as the “Capital of the Highlands”. To continue with the…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…