Tree Sculpture

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”― Chad Sugg This is not exactly a tree but is an oversized bird’s nest made out of tree trunks and twigs and stems. As a friendly elderly man told me while I was taking photos, he said that this…

Europe in 2016

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman Leading lines is a photo technique that creates depth and dimension to a photograph. “Leading lines are all around us in cities and in nature. Your job as the photographer is to find them and arrange them in your photograph so…

Let Me take you there…

 “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – unknown The topic for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is transportation. What better country to featured today than the Philippines. The Philippines is a very small country consists of 7,107 island, so it is not surprising that there are so many modes of transportation. Here are just a…

A Window with a View

“Throw open your window and let the scenery of clouds and sky enter your room! – Yosa Buson I travel every few years, like what they say, Work Save Travel Repeat. Now I am in my hiatus stage and this blog is helping me get through with my wanderlust feeling. I still keep on posting about…

Of Paint and Cobwebs

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus These are garden decorations, which to an ordinary person will just be taken for granted… left unnoticed cobwebs and all. But here I am making it the…

Special Spot in Sandringham

“Wherever you go, bring your sunshine… ” – unknown It is in days like these, when the weather in Melbourne is extremely warm, that you just want to get lost in the beach. Taking off your shoes, walking in the sand and feeling the cold water on your toes, is simply magical. My family went…

Little Red Door

“There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.” – Mother Teresa Norm’s Thursday Doors is back for 2020 so I just want to greet everyone a Happy New Year. For the Christmas break, my husband and I decided to go to Daylesford. We have been here several times before but every time…

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…

One Misty Day in Budapest

“Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.” – LL Lee – Happy Pill #26 During the Autumn and Winter season, fog is a common weather phenomenon in Hungary. See how we coped with misty Budapest in November of 2018. This is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Misty

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…

Nature’s Glow

“Look on the bright side.” – Happy Pills #21 Nature says goodbye to us in many different ways. These sunsets left me in awe and in gratitude. Here are some sunsets’ glow over a few months while doing my afternoon walk. For Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Glow – Nature’s Glow

Yellow Roses Macro Shots

“Love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine – Happy Pills #20 It is well known that a yellow rose symbolized jealousy, but we can also say that it represents friendship and joy. These sunshiny blossoms conveys warmth and gladness. These are different species of yellow roses and this is for Sunshine’s Macro…

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 #17 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…

The “Callejon” of Toledo

“In the end, we only regret the things we haven’t done. Just do it.” – Happy Pill #12 Callejón is a Spanish term for alley, alleyway, passage, passageway or backstreet Toledo in Spain has lots of narrow cobblestone streets, narrow stairs, winding streets, restaurants in narrow lane ways. The streets are such a photographer’s delight, capturing…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

Visiting Notre Dame De Paris – Wanderlust @91

“Breath Paris in. It nourishes the soul.” – Victor Hugo So sad that the Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire in April of 2019. Hopefully it will be restored to its former majestic beauty real soon. But for now, let me take you on a trip before it all happened … this was in September of…

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…

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…

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…

Nightcap in Poitiers, France – Wanderlust @88

“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.” – Dejan Stojanovic The city of Poitiers is a French city located west of France. It is such a clean place and we didn’t even see any rubbish on the ground! Our tour in 2016 just happened to pass by this…

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…

Amboise: an Unexpected Magnificence – Wanderlust @87

“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker Amboise is a small town in central France which lies on the banks of the Loire River. It is such a beautiful place of castles, old towns, villages and views of the river that makes this an ideal stopover. Here…

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…