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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

These Beautiful Feathered Friends of San Remo

Nature’s prime favourites were the Pelicans;  High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free. James Montgomery This is a cute Boomerang shot of the pelicans 👍🏼 San Remo is the entrance to the seaside town of Phillip Island. Every day at 12 noon, the local pelicans arrive at the San Remo pier for their lunch time feed….

Through Nice and the French Riviera – Wanderlust @71

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket And that’s kind of the same thing.” – unknown You can call it the South of france… or The French Riviera… or the Cote d’Azur but one thing is for sure, this region of France is amazingly beautiful. Nice is the capital of the…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vistas

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay The Scottish Highlands is such a natural canvas of vistas…with its rivers, lochs (lakes) and woodlands… For Frank’s Photo Challenge At the Glencoe Boat Club This panoramic shot was taken with my husband’s iphone. We were on our way to Ben…

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 @68

“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…

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…

Monochrome November in Prague

“Prague does not have its name for no reason – in truth,  Prague is a threshold between the life on Earth  and Heaven, a threshold much thinner and narrower then in any other places…”  ― Gustav Meyrink As you can see in my posts, I really, really love Prague. Whether in colour or in monochrome Prague…

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…

Colourful Burano… just a Boat Ride Away! Wanderlust @60

“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…

If the Walls Can Speak – Wanderlust @59

“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 @58

“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…

Venice at Night – Wanderlust @57

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt Arrived in Venice during the golden hour and the colour of the sky was spectacular! As the sun goes down, and the lights turned on, the view of Venice…

Sunny Lugano – Wanderlust @54

“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 @53

“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….

Lake Lucerne in Switzerland – Wanderlust @52

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt Lake Lucerne or also called Lake of Lucerne is a lake in Central Switzerland. It is definitely one of the nicest place in this country. We went on this…

Cruising through the Rhine River… Wanderlust @49

“The songs of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” -(Buffalo Joe) This river cruise was amazing! It was a great experience and was very relaxing. We arrived early to where the boats were docked so we were still able to look around the area….

A day to see the canals of Amsterdam – Wanderlust @48

And the adventure begins… I and my hubby went on our first European tour in 2016. It started with a ferry ride from London to the Netherlands. You can imagine the excitement we were feeling as we started our 23 day tour with Cosmos. After the ferry ride we went on a coach to our…

Wanderlust @46 – One fine afternoon in Mornington Peninsula

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain As my husband always says, the weekend is always…

One Silent Sunday

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Unknown It is nice to see the stillness of the water. Not a sound… just the ripples on the surface of the ocean. For Leya’s Silent Sunday

24 places to see and things to do in London Wanderlust @44

“…and so the adventure begins”– Unknown Every first time traveller is expected to go to the very touristy places of a certain country. The same is true when I went to London for the first time in 2016. Of course who would want to miss out on these iconic United Kingdom architecture. 1) Buckingham palace…

Which Way are We Going?

“The world is made of stairs, and there are those who go up and those who go down.” – Ed McBain Every photo has a story… about friendship, about family or even just random thought. Here is my collection of steps and stairs photos for this week’s challenge, hope you like it. For Cee’s Fun…

Wanderlust @39 – Walking through the Geelong Waterfront Bollards

“I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.” – unknown Do you know what Bollards are? These are usually used for protection and security…but let me introduce you to the cute bollards of Geelong. Geelong is a city, southwest of Melbourne and once…