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…

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…

Purple Flowers

“Enjoy every purple moment.” – unknown These are some purple flowers which I saw by the gate while walking to the Mornington beach, Melbourne. For Cee’s FOTD Challenge- Purple Flowers and for Irene’s Sunshine Macro Monday Purple Flowers

The Benches in Paoay Church in the Philippines

“One day you will wake up and realize there won’t be anymore time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho This is the Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. This church is also known as the St Augustine Church and has been standing since 1704. The architecture…

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…

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…

Step Aboard the Britannia – Wanderlust @94

“I name this ship Britannia. I wish success to her and all who sail on her.” – HM The Queen It was a great start to our few days in Scotland, by having a visit to the royal yacht berthed just 15 minutes away from the Edinburgh city centre. But first… coffee and lunch at…

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…

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

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…

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…

Roaming the Streets of Paris – Wanderlust @92

“Paris is not a city; it’s a world.” – King Francis I Aside from Disneyland, Paris is the only other place that was in my bucketlist when I was a lot younger. I thought to myself that when I find a boy, Paris is the place to be, because it is the City of Love…

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…

City After Dark – White Night in Melbourne

“Life moves pretty fast. if you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off White Night is a yearly event and has been lighting the streets of the city of Melbourne since 2013. It usually goes for 2 nights … which is an all…

From Venice to Prague

“The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.”- John Muir This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Roofs These are the domes of the roof of the Basilica San Marco as seen from the top of the Campanile in Venice, Italy. Get…

Framing Budapest

“Europe’s most underrated big city, Budapest can be as challenging as it is enchanting.” – Rick Steves Oh eM Gee… this place is a “Framing A Shot” heaven! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Budapest is bursting with beautiful architecture that can be used for this topic. And it is beautiful on a rainy day or a sunny day! This…

Memories and Windows

My favourite places in my travels will always remain in my memory. And some of my favourite shots are those of windows and its reflections. I am posting this for Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Window I have created links to know more about these beautiful places I have visited. The window of Chateau Royal d’Amboise…

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…

Food …. Food and Food Displays

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” – Winnie the Pooh From a few weeks ago …. This is for Weekly Prompts’ Photo Challenge – Store Displays This was when we celebrated my husband’s birthday in a lovely cafe in Fitzroy named Bentwood. Food and coffee was great! (Photos…

Flowers In my Neighbourhood

“I must have FLOWERS, always, always.” – Monet Melbourne is quite chilly and the wind was a bit harsh on this August morning. Did my meat and vegetable shopping and was about to go home … when I decided to use another route. I don’t know why, but I guess these flowers were calling me……

Love Locks in Prague

“Walking around the Prague is comparable to being in a fairytale: except for one minor detail: it’s real.” A love lock or love padlock is a custom where padlocks are affixed to a fence, bridge or gate by lovers. The key is thrown away to symbolise everlasting love. In Europe, love locks started in the…