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 Advertisements

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Architecture of Madrid – Wanderlust @80

“There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.” – Ernest Hemingway Madrid is the capital of Spain and is a vibrant city, but is not as cosmopolitan as the neighbouring Barcelona. The architecture of Madrid has preserved…

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…

The Streets of Barcelona – Wanderlust @78

“Man makes art for man and hence it must be rational.” – Antoni Gaudi While walking on the streets of Barcelona, the first thing you’ll notice is its architecture and the most important styles are the Catalan Gothic style and the Modernisme, which is a cultural movement at the end of the 19th century protagonized…

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…

I will Be Back, La Sagrada Familia – Wanderlust @77

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – travel quotes If you are to visit only one church in Europe, then Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is it. It is Spain’s iconic and most visited landmark and although it is still a long way to be finished, La…

Doors in the Old Town of Carcassonne

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor Carcassonne is a hilltop town in southern France. It is famous for its medieval citadel called La Cite, which has numerous towers and defensive walls. This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors featuring…

Inner City

“My heart burns for the city lights.” – unknown Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne…

One Fine Autumn Day in Prague

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg Autumn is a good time to visit Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Yes, it can be quite chilly, but looking at those beautiful leaves just compensates for it all. Autumn can be very…

The quiet French City of Avignon – Wanderlust @73

“Forget about ‘making it’ or ‘making millions’ make memories make road trip plans make space for what you love and who you love” – travel quotes Avignon is a city in Southern France. It is the seat of the Catholic popes and has remained under the papal rule until it became a part of France…

Doors in Melbourne CBD

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr Seuss Here are some doors in Melbourne CBD for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge This is the back door of the Forum Theatre. Front door of the Forum Theatre This…

Wedding Smiles

Last November I visited London for the second time…this time it’s for my son’s wedding. Tim and Leigh were ‘high school sweethearts’, went to the same school, were partners in their Debutante’s Ball, and they had been together ever since. They had a simple and intimate wedding and that’s how they had always envisioned their…

The Splendor of Monaco – Wanderlust @72

“Can we just skip to the part of our life where we travel the world?” – Travel quotes Monaco is one of the world’s smallest country (second only to the Vatican). As our tour bus went on its way to Monaco, I noticed that the streets and buildings are perfectly clean and spotless. It’s as…

This House, That House

“Home, a place your feet may leave but your heart will always be.”-unknown This is for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any kind of House Beach Boxes in Brighton, Victoria A unique shaped house in the inner city of Melbourne A cubby house in Macclesfield in Victoria, Australia, where I had a very memorable…

The Towers of Ilocos

“Discover how beautiful our country is and how wonderful our people are. Time to fall in love with the Philippines.” – Tony Meloto Ilocos is a province in the northwest portion of the Philippines. It is known for its historic sites, its beaches and the well-preserved Spanish houses in Vigan. Here you will also find…

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…

Paris Illuminations

” There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even – the French air clears up the brain and does good – a world of good.” Vincent Van Gogh When I was in my teenage years, there were only two places I wanted to…

Passage Of Time in Budapest

“Can we just skip to the part of our life where we travel the world?” – travel quotes This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, showcases the architectural grandeur of the Hungarian Parliament, the fairy tale like Fisherman’s Bastion, the cosmopolitan streetarts, the grand spas and indoor pools plus…

Walking the Streets of Florence (part 1) – Wanderlust @69

“Stand on a bridge over the Arno River several times in a day and the light, mood and view changes every time. Firenze is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its urban fabric has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow streets evoke thousand tales.” – Lonely Planet Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region….

Ponte Vecchio, Florence – Wanderlust @68

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found in between the pages of a passport.” Visiting Florence won’t be complete without viewing this beautiful bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. During our few days stay in Florence, we happened to pass by this bridge several times and during these times, I especially noticed…

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…

Benches in Vienna and Benches in Budapest

“I want to see the world with my own eyes.” – travel quotes Vienna is the elegant capital of Austria. This imperial capital has so many posh and beautiful sites. Budapest is a rich mixture of culture, art and architecture which will leave you charmed. Here are photos of benches for Xingfumama’s PULL UP A…

The Colloseum and the Arch of Constantine – Wanderlust @65

”How is it possible to say an unkind or irreverential word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world!”- Nathaniel Hawthorne (American novelist. 1804-1864) Going to Rome, I didn’t even have a clue that these two iconic Roman buildings are just standing right beside each other. The first time I found out was…