Circles and Squares in the Mountains

“The more we love the more we lose. The more we lose the more we learn. The more we learn the more we love. It comes full circle. Life is the school, love is the lesson. We cannot lose.” ― Kate McGahan Yesterday was a gorgeous day to go for a weekend walk with my hubby and…

Seats In and Around Restaurants in Melbourne

“Live today Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today.” – Jerry Spinelli I love going to restaurants aside from their good tasting food, I also want them to have a good ambiance. Here are some chairs for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge and Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – chairs hosted by Snow and Something to…

Behind the Haunted Doors of the Tulloch Castle in Scotland

“Whenever I wander wherever I rove The hills of the Highlands forever I love. – Robert Burns Tulloch Castle is a 12th century castle, located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland. It is now a hotel which has retained its original features, including stone fireplaces and original ceilings. Tulloch Castle is…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.”- Lois Lowry I have here a compilation of photos of feathers in different forms. I hope you enjoy. This is for CFFC Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Feathers for this week. A single swan in Prague A duck in the pond…

Ponte Vecchio, Florence – Wanderlust @67

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found in between the pages of a passport.” Visiting Florence won’t be complete without viewing this beautiful bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. During our few days stay in Florence, we happened to pass by this bridge several times and during these times, I especially noticed…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and More – Wanderlust @66

“Travel is not a reward for working It’s education for living.” – travel quotes A few hours travel from Rome took us to our next destination … Pisa. From the common tour bus parking, you need to ride a mini train in order to reach the Walking Street. The Walking Street is a nice place…

Melbourne Streetart

“Blank walls are a shared canvas and we’re all artists.” ― Carla H Krueger Melbourne is internationally renowned for its Streetart…a unique expression of art displayed throughout the city on approved outdoor locations. Locals as well as tourists are attracted to experience the creative ambience of the city. Here are some examples of why I love the…

Play me, I’m Yours

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Have you heard about the project “Play me, I’m yours”? My husband and I went around Melbourne in search of the different pianos and was in awe of the great talents we have, young and old alike. People just pulled up a seat and played the…

Benches in Vienna and Benches in Budapest

“I want to see the world with my own eyes.” – travel quotes Vienna is the elegant capital of Austria. This imperial capital has so many posh and beautiful sites. Budapest is a rich mixture of culture, art and architecture which will leave you charmed. Here are photos of benches for Xingfumama’s PULL UP A…

Thursday Doors in Venice

“Venice is the most romantic place in the world but it’s even better when there is no one around.”– Woody Allen is an American director, writer and actor For Norm’s Doors Challenge These doorways can be found near the St Mark’s Square in Venice. These doors can be seen from the canal. You can see…

The Streets of Rome – Wanderlust @62

“Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.” -Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy Rome is such a busy place… with its history, ruins, monuments, arches, fountains. Yes, i know…

10 Places to Visit while in Rome – Wanderlust @61

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” -Giotto di Bondone, Renaissance painter Rome is the capital of Italy and is a cosmopolitan city, with ancient ruins, a headquarters of the Roman Catholic church, has a display of the arts and architecture. This is one place that you…

Seats, benches and Chairs

“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops.”- Maya Angelou We had been here before but haven’t noticed the abundance of seats, benches…

Doors in Amsterdam, Doors in Germany

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and door will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell A view from the canal during a water cruise in Amsterdam. What a relaxing way to learn about a country’s history, lifestyle, economy and architecture! For Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. In the…

Memories of Prague!

“No matter how many countries you’ve traveled to or where your going, Prague will sweep you off your feet.” – unknown Went on a holiday in Prague about five months ago. I really love the place and it is just fitting to put it in this challenge from Debbie Smyth, Travel with Intent – Memory….

The Green Bridge

“Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.” – Bruce Jackson It was a few days ago when my friends and I had too much to eat 😋🤪😆 so we decided to go for a walk. This is a bridge near my friend’s place that goes over the freeway. Several shots of the…

Assisi in Italy – Wanderlust @60

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”– Jo Walton Assisi is a hill town in central Italy’s Umbria region, which is the birthplace of St Francis. He is one of the patron saints of Italy. The Basilica is a 2 level massive church and is recognised…

Colourful Burano… just a Boat Ride Away! Wanderlust @59

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”– Michael Palin Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which is known for its colourful houses and intricate lace work. It is a perfect day trip from the main island of…

FOTD – Red, Yellow, Pink and a Bee

“The flower doesn’t dream of a bee It blossoms and the bee comes -Mark Nepo It is a great day for a walk in the park. It is still a public holiday here in Melbourne So it is still quite busy at the Botanical gardens. Here are the autumn flowers… In red…pink…and yellow. For Cee’s…

If the Walls Can Speak in Venice – Wanderlust @58

“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” -Arthur Symons. Imagine a city interconnected by canals and bridges … a romantic gondola ride … an Italian serenade … waterfront palaces … winding canals … colourful facades of buildings … It is like you are transported to…

14 Places to See and Things to Do in Venice – Wanderlust @57

“I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time – the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.” – Elizabeth Berkley Venice is known as the “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, the “City of Canals” and many…

FOTD – April 20, 2019 – Shades of Pink

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller There are some Camelias in the garden There’s light Pink, Fuschia Pink And white with Pink. So pretty and in bloom, Showing the world its Pure beauty. Cee’s…

Doors In and Around Melbourne

“Nothing in life has happened to you. It’s happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are.” – Joel Osteen Found these doors in one of my walks near my daughter’s place in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Fitzroy is the most trendy area for hipsters. It is home…

It is the time to Worship!

“We come to church not to hide our problems but to heal them.”- Dieter F. Uchtdorf Every time I go on a tour, I am always impressed by the beauty of the churches. The exterior or the interior, they have so much history and are very intricately done. Here are some of the churches from…

A few hours with Romeo and Juliet and Verona – Wanderlust @55

“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”– Randy Komisar Verona is a city in Northern Italy’s Veneto region and is best known for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and…

Sunny Lugano – Wanderlust @53

“I travel because seeing photos in brochures wasn’t good enough for me. It was to be there, that was everything”– Wiremu Ratcliffe Lake Lugano is a lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. This lake is so beautiful with breath taking views. The Churches of Lugano Chiesa di Sant’ Antonio Abate Chiesa…

Getting Lost in Lucerne – Wanderlust @52

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”– William Least Heat Moon Another start of a beautiful day in Lucerne, Switzerland….