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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Australian Flowers

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Cuttan Eucalyptus Caesia – The flowers are stunning and have a large display of bright pink to red flowers with yellow at the tips. This is for an entry to both Cee’s FOTD Challenge and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a…

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…

Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain – Wanderlust @76

“Don’t call it a dream … call it a plan.” – unknown Montserrat is a mountain range in Catalonia, Spain and it is just a day trip away from the more energetic and vibrant nearby metropolis of Barcelona. This is the La Sardana Monument in Barcelona where our tour group met up. On the way…

The Trail to the Mountains

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”― George Nakashima Walking in the woods is one of the most enjoyable activity there is. Watching the leaves swaying in the wind … strolling with a loved one, even walking hand in hand at times … seeing the sun peeking through the leaves. And in this instance,…

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…