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…

Nature’s Glow

“Look on the bright side.” – Happy Pills #19 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 #18 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…

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…

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…

A Walk In the Botanical Gardens

“No three words have greater meaning than I Love You.” Happy Pill #15 The botanical garden is a great place to have some macro shots. Love walking here…so peaceful! For Cee’s FOTD – Botanical Garden and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Macro Botanical Gardens

Caledonian Road Bench

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right.” – Eleanor Roosevelt – Happy Pill #14 It has been already a year ago when I went to London for my son’s wedding (where did the time go?) We stayed near Caledonian Road in the Borough of Islington. That was where I saw this beautiful…

Street Art Doors

“99% of socks are single and you don’t see them crying about it.” – Happy Pill #13 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…

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…

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…

Windows and Street Murals

“Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein – Happy Pill #11 This is a challenge that is on every Monday. This is for Sami’s Monday Murals – Street Murals and for Ludwig Keck’s new challenge (discovered this on Cee’s post) – Monday…

Happy Little Daisy

“When life shuts a door … open it again. It’s a door and that’s how it works.” – Happy Pill #10 Following up on my previous photos of yellow being a happy colour… here is a yellow daisy which always takes me to a happy place. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Happy Little…

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…

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…

Plants by the Side of the Road

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you will look beyond the imperfections.” – Happy Pill#7 I have here some macro shots of Australian native plants which I saw by the side of the road. It was raining and I was already kinda late for my volunteering job …. but can’t resist taking…

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…

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…

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 –…

A Stem of Dried Flowers

“In moments of doubt, trust your gut, hug your dog and eat a donut,” – Happy Pill #2 These dried flowers, to my eyes, are still perfect. The bright colours may have gone but the remaining colour is still as beautiful. This is for Cee’s FOTD – Dried Flowers and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday –…

Happiness is the Best Medicine

“Don’t be upset because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Happy Pill #1 A very dear friend of mine gave me this bottle of happy pills. It contains 31 pills and as the small print says: Dosage: Open Daily or as needed. Ingredients: 31 happy quotes inside each bottle, Side effects: May cause contagious…

Relaxing

“I relax more when I’m behind the camera than anything else. I love that.” – Patrick Leahy Weekends are for relaxing and taking a walk with hubby. It is a time to sit and have a cup of coffee or tea. It can also be a time to do some shopping. And when you’re done…

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…

A Coastal Walk

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s largest cities. It is best known for its harbour front Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge…

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

Some Gorgeous Red Flowers

“I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom.” – D. Antoinette Foy My daughter was gone for three weeks on a business trip to NYC. She came back last Thursday … So last Saturday, my husband…

Malacañang of the North

“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake The Malacanang of the North was once a working residence of the late ex president Marcos and his family, when they were having holidays in the northern part of the Philippines. It was named after the official residence and workplace of the President of…

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…

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…

The Windows of St Giles

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.” – unknown St Giles’ Cathedral is a working parish church located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The cathedral is located on the Royal Mile, and one thing that…