Festive Windows and Doors in Melbourne

“A good life is a collection of happy moments.” Happy Pills #22 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…

Last Saturday

“Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery – Happy Pill #18 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…

Street Art Doors

“99% of socks are single and you don’t see them crying about it.” – Happy Pill #14 Can never have enough of Street Arts. But this time around I am posting streetarts but with a bit of a twist. Here are some Street Art Doors around Melbourne. I hope you like them. This is for…

Enter the world of KAWS in Melbourne

“Hello there. Life is tough, but so are you.” – Happy Pill #5 Last weekend, I, together with my husband and my daughter, went to this amazing exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria. It is the work of contemporary artist, Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS. Those of you who are into streetart and installations may…

Bookshop Delight

“If one door closes and another one opens, your house is probably HAUNTED! ” – unknown One last opportunity for a Halloween post. 🎃 👻 Since Halloween is not celebrated much here in Melbourne, this is the best I can do. I saw this Bookshop which is a combination cafe and bookstore at The Glen…

Door 295

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” – Flora Whittemore Usually, I have a back story to my posts, but this time there is nothing. I just saw this restaurant door randomly and I liked the texture of it. So here goes. This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Burgos And its Doors

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine Burgos in Spain is a medieval city full of cathedrals and churches. Here are some doors for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. The following are wooden church doors – Walking around the streets of Burgos, I saw a…

Take Me to the Doors and Benches of Amboise

“This heart of mine was made to travel.” – travel quotes Chateau Royal d’Amboise, in Loire Valley, is a maze of secret passages, medieval rooms and hidden walk ways. This castle has a throne room, royal interiors, towers, sturdy wooden doors, wooden benches and magnificent gardens. In relation to my previous post about Amboise, here…

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…

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…

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…

Behind the Haunted Doors of the Tulloch Castle in Scotland

“Whenever I wander wherever I rove The hills of the Highlands forever I love. – Robert Burns Tulloch Castle is a 12th century castle, located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland. It is now a hotel which has retained its original features, including stone fireplaces and original ceilings. Tulloch Castle is…

Doors in a Country Church

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. … If you have seen my previous post, I went to a wedding, and this wedding was in a country church. This church is not extravagant, it’s not a classic Church and not modern…