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…

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…

Streetart Portal

“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.” – Carla H. Krueger Streetart is a modern art form of expression that is usually painted on walls. It is done…

Country Side Daylesford

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr Seuss This is my first post, after taking a bit of a break during Christmas and New Year. Took this photo on our short trip to Daylesford, the spa capital of Victoria. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Orange Flowers in…

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

The Old Charm Revisited

“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Happy Pill #24 Casually walking through the Block Arcade in Collins Street Melbourne, I spotted this amazing window display of Hopetoun Tea Rooms. You can’t miss it, as at any given time this window would be lined with food lovers staring at their display of…

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…

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…

Caledonian Road Bench

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right.” – Eleanor Roosevelt – Happy Pill #15 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 #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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Venetian Masks

“Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story.” – Marty Rubin Venetian masks are very popular in Venice, not only during the ‘Carnival of Venice’, which is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy, but it is also used in many other occasions. These masks are characterised by elaborate, ornate designs…

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…