Everything Sleeps in Winter

“It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection.” – Elizabeth Camden, Until the Dawn In one of my morning walks in Lynbrook (a suburb Southeast of Melbourne) at the Banjo Paterson Lake …. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge

Exploring London

“When exploring London, you will come across lots of excitement by chance, so try to take everything in rather than just rushing around to all of the major tourist haunts.” – Richard Branson This is the Megaro Hotel in London, which is in Euston Road opposite the St Pancras International Train Station in Kings Cross. Nothing…

Between Dusk and Dawn

“Each dusk brings a new dawn. Always, look upon the bright side of the future.” – RK Dawn is the time that marks the beginning of the twilight before sunrise and dusk is the darkest stage of twilight after sunset and just before night.” -Google  This is for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge –  Dusk…

A New Genre of Art

This is a fun post, and if you are ever in Manila in the coming years, post Covid-19, you better go and visit the Art In Island located in Quezon City (a few minutes or an hour from the NAIA International Airport depending on the traffic). This is a 3D Interactive Museum for the young…

Umbrella Trees in Rome

“I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” ― Louise Dickinson Rich  Rome is known for the beauty of its architecture, its churches, its many fountains and its incredible food. But another thing Rome is known for, is its iconic stone pine trees known…

I Want to Smile

“The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.”   October 2018 was when I turned 60 and this was also when Tim, my son, visited us for a few weeks. He is now living happily in London so these memories are very special and precious to me….

Sulyap Gallery Cafe

 “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if their light is from within.” – Elizabeth Kubler Ross Some windows of the Spanish Colonial style house at the The Sulyap Gallery Cafe in San Pablo City, Philippines….

Wanderlust 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 Prague, the moment I set my eyes on you… I have been to a few countries but I can’t seem to…

A Winter Afternoon

“Apricity (N.) the warmth of the sun in winter” – Origin:Latin A warm afternoon today with a forecast of rain for the next couple of days so lots of people were out enjoying the sun. This is Lysterfield Park, a public park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria. This is for Xingfumama’s Pull…

The Iwahig Prison Doors

“Even behind prison walls I can see the heavy clouds and the blue sky over the horizon.”- Nelson Mandela   This is a peaceful road which took us to the Iwahig Penal Colony in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines way back in 2010. At first glance you won’t even notice that it is a prison based…

Memories of the Ocean

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” – Unknown I was looking at photos in my hard-drive when I saw these shots taken when the whole family went on a holiday to the Philippines in 2010. Wonderful memories from such a long time ago. We…

Discover the Windows of Carcassonne

 “As long as you have a window, life is exciting.” – Gladys Taber I love Carcassone, a medieval city in the south of France. There is so much to see just by going to the old citadel, to the old town as well as in the city centre. Oh, and did I mention, there are…