Festive Windows and Doors in Melbourne

“A good life is a collection of happy moments.” Happy Pills #20 Last weekend was the start of Christmas festivities in Melbourne CBD … not as extravagant as in the Philippines (and I really miss these celebrations) … not as grand as in the USA (hope I could experience that one day) … not as…

Round Tables and Chairs

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Happy Pills #17 This is a shopping centre in Melbourne called The Emporium Melbourne. It is an 8 level contemporary shopping mall in the heart of the CBD with upscale shops and restaurants. When in need of a rest these are some comfy chairs and what…

Last Saturday

“Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery – Happy Pill #17 This is a compilation of door shots that I took last weekend in and around Melbourne. Who among you is like me… I walk around with my camera (but this time I was…

Whites Around the World

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it only empties today of its strength. Let go and you will shine.” – Happy Pill #16 I love the colour white. Although it is not as happy as yellow or as bright as red… it gives me a soothing, calm, fresh, pure and clean feeling. Here…

Some Reds Around the World

“From the withered tree, a flower blooms.” – Happy Pill #13 I am sharing some of the photos I took from all over the place… from different years, from different months, from different countries… This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Red Amazing view by Lake Lugano in Switzerland By the side…

Outdoor Seats

“When it’s dark, look for the stars.” – Happy Pill #9 Such pretty outdoor seats, stools and chairs on this side of the shopping centre. For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge- Pretty Outdoor Seats

Can you tell me how to get to the DOORS of Sesame Street?

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Henson 50 Years and Counting Hands up if you and your children and your children’s children have been raised on Sesame Street. The series premiered on November 10, 1969 and has now reached its 50th season. Since 2006 Sesame Street has…

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…

KAWS Snoopy-like Seats

“Spend time with loved ones this week.” – Happy Pill #6 It was too much to put everything in my previous post. So I decided to isolate this one to another post for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge – KAWS Snoopy-like Seats. You may want to find out more about KAWS, an artist and…

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 –…

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

Where am I?

“Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world.” – unknown Just for fun… Can you guess where these 10 textured places are? This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge CFFC – Texture Here are the countries where these places are: 1) Montserrat Abbey near Barcelona 2) Montserrat Mountains, Barcelona 3) Frankston Pier in…

Those Doors and Street Arts

“Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.” – Dr Seuss Found these doors and streetart one rainy day. It is in the middle of the city of Melbourne and is in alley ways. There are also doors in sprinklers, fire hydrant and water meter which are camouflaged with street arts. This…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pull Up a Seat in Dandy

“Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of the bench, even if there is plenty of room at both ends.” – unknown Dandenong, or Dandy, is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne CBD. It is home to more than 150 nationalities, making it one of the most…

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…

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…

Benches, Chairs and Seats in Phillip Island

“There’s something very enticing about an empty bench under a tree. And its facing a river, that’s the bench for me.” – Joyce Rachelle Here are some benches and chairs that we found when we went on a few days holiday in Phillip Island. This is for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge.

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…

These Beautiful Feathered Friends of San Remo

Nature’s prime favourites were the Pelicans;  High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free. James Montgomery This is a cute Boomerang shot of the pelicans 👍🏼 San Remo is the entrance to the seaside town of Phillip Island. Every day at 12 noon, the local pelicans arrive at the San Remo pier for their lunch time feed….

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…

Here come the Giant White Rabbits

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck This is Amanda Parer’s installations known as INTRUDE. Giant illuminated, inflatable rabbits are now at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren in Melbourne. It is a cute installation that looks great in the…

Everything and Anything Green

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca For V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #51: Green The trams of Melbourne are green Green light projections in the Melbourne yearly event, White Nights. Green Streetart in Melbourne CBD and the second one is in Frankston,…

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…

More Seats in Sassafras

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”- Albert Camus Last week, I posted my walk in Sassafras to feature the seats that I happened to see there. This week, here are more seats which I found…