12 photos for 12 months

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.” – unknown It is nearly the end of 2019 and oh how time flies. I will be having a short break for this busy time of the year but before that I want…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pull Up a Seat

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a seed a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett I just pulled up all these photos from my archive and it brought me back to the time that I took the photographs. Memories of grandkids…of past travels…of people I have walked with. This is for…

More Doors In and Around Carcassonne

“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.” – Karen Gibbs Aside from the doors in the walled citadel of ‘La Cite’ in Carcassonne and the old town which I have posted previously, there are also the doors in the city centre. Here are more doors which I found in…

Art and Architecture of Carcassonne – Wanderlust @75

” I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it” – travel quotes Aside from Cite de Carcassone, there are so much more to see in this wonderful place. It has great architecture, galleries, monuments, walkways, and cafes. Here are samples of the different architecture that can…

The Colourful Doors of Burano

“If God shuts a door, stop banging on it! Trust that whatever is behind it is not for you.” – unknown Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon and is a community of fishermen. They have painted their houses in bright neon colours. More information on why they have colourful houses can be seen…

The Road that Leads Us…

“Any road that leads to a friend is beautiful.” Proverb Friendship is such a beautiful thing to have. And I am so lucky to have found it in my small group of friends who I consider my family. We all moved from the Philippines to Australia and we had been friends for more than two…

Through Nice and the French Riviera – Wanderlust @71

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket And that’s kind of the same thing.” – unknown You can call it the South of france… or The French Riviera… or the Cote d’Azur but one thing is for sure, this region of France is amazingly beautiful. Nice is the capital of the…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and More – Wanderlust @67

“Travel is not a reward for working It’s education for living.” – travel quotes A few hours travel from Rome took us to our next destination … Pisa. From the common tour bus parking, you need to ride a mini train in order to reach the Walking Street. The Walking Street is a nice place…

14 Places to See and Things to Do in Venice – Wanderlust @58

“I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.” – Elizabeth Berkley Venice is known as the “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, the “City of Canals” and many…

Sunny Lugano – Wanderlust @54

“I travel because seeing photos in brochures wasn’t good enough for me. It was to be there, that was everything”– Wiremu Ratcliffe Lake Lugano is a lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. This lake is so beautiful with breath taking views. The Churches of Lugano Chiesa di Sant’ Antonio Abate Chiesa…

Getting Lost in Lucerne – Wanderlust @53

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”– William Least Heat Moon Another start of a beautiful day in Lucerne, Switzerland….

Lake Lucerne in Switzerland – Wanderlust @52

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt Lake Lucerne or also called Lake of Lucerne is a lake in Central Switzerland. It is definitely one of the nicest place in this country. We went on this…

Next stop is Heidelberg, Germany – Wanderlust @50

“The biggest risk in life, is not taking one”– Barfi Didn’t have much time to look around Germany, it was just a stop to have lunch. But still, we were able to soak in the character of the country and maybe one day, we will be able to experience it more. This is what you will see upon…

Cruising through the Rhine River… Wanderlust @49

“The songs of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” -(Buffalo Joe) This river cruise was amazing! It was a great experience and was very relaxing. We arrived early to where the boats were docked so we were still able to look around the area….

A day to see the canals of Amsterdam – Wanderlust @48

And the adventure begins… I and my hubby went on our first European tour in 2016. It started with a ferry ride from London to the Netherlands. You can imagine the excitement we were feeling as we started our 23 day tour with Cosmos. After the ferry ride we went on a coach to our…

Wanderlust @46 – One fine afternoon in Mornington Peninsula

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain As my husband always says, the weekend is always…

One Silent Sunday

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Unknown It is nice to see the stillness of the water. Not a sound… just the ripples on the surface of the ocean. For Leya’s Silent Sunday

Which Way are We Going?

“The world is made of stairs, and there are those who go up and those who go down.” – Ed McBain Every photo has a story… about friendship, about family or even just random thought. Here is my collection of steps and stairs photos for this week’s challenge, hope you like it. For Cee’s Fun…

A drive to the Twelve Apostles in Australia – Wanderlust @40

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” Unknown It’s a long drive from Melbourne to the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell (about 4 and a half hours). But it’s no big deal when the drive is on a winding shoreline full of majestic views…

Wanderlust @39 – Walking through the Geelong Waterfront Bollards

“I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.” – unknown Do you know what Bollards are? These are usually used for protection and security…but let me introduce you to the cute bollards of Geelong. Geelong is a city, southwest of Melbourne and once…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows

“The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.” ― George R.R. Martin Shadows cast by the trees Shadows of my friend and I Shadow underneath a big hat For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Shadows Trees and vast field in the Dandenong Mountains in Melbourne My friend and I had a bit of a stoll one sunny day….

A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape/Townscape

“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.” -Herb Cae Melbourne city is busy and exciting on Sunday afternoons. This shot was taken during the Chinese New Year celebration just past, so it was busier and really buzzing with action!…