Then & Now

“Every trip is lived three times: when you dream of it, when you go, and when you remember it.” – unknown

UPDATE: I believe Australia is rather in a good place right now…with regards to the Pandemic. Melbourne has recorded 23 days of zero cases of Covid-19.

Christmas is back on for Victorians with a series of sweeping changes to the state’s coronavirus restrictions after months in strict lockdown. Starting from December 13, residents will be allowed to host Christmas parties and other gatherings inside their homes for up to 30 guests. In a more immediate change, from 11.59pm tonight, masks will no longer have to be worn outdoors, as long as social distancing is maintained. – 9news.com.au

Talking about travel is what makes my eyes light up. It starts from the months of planning, to the actual joy of experiencing and seeing a new city or country, to the years after reliving and remembering wonderful memories.

THEN … Just less than a year ago, I can go wherever I please (as long as the money’s there). NOW …though Melbourne doesn’t have much restrictions anymore, travelling is still not a reality.

THEN… I have a list of countries in my bucket list. NOW… any country that Melbourne’s borders may open to is the place to go.

It is no secret that the travel industry has been the most affected with this pandemic. Even if we are allowed to go back to travelling, I for one, would still be hesitant to rush to it. We don’t even know what travelling post-pandemic will look like.

In the meantime THEN… let me take you back to a few of my travel photos and NOW… I have started to do some travel drawings in pen and ink. Hope you enjoy them!

LAPC – Then & Now

45 Comments Add yours

  1. lolaWi says:

    your drawings are absolutely awesome, Techie! i’d like to buy if you sell them! seriously! 🙂 keep on drawing and posting! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the appreciation, Wi! I still have to study which style I want to do and when I perfect it…I will send you one. Thanks again…Have a good week my friend!

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  2. I love what you are doing Teresa!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Aletta for your words of encouragement.

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      1. You’re welcome Teresa!

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  3. For me, Australia is distant and beautiful, I would really like to see its beauty with my own eyes. You are very talented, the drawings are very beautiful!

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    1. Teresa says:

      When things go back to what it was then maybe you can try travelling to Australia. It is a beautiful place. Thanks so much for the comment and for stopping by, Rick.

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  4. Amy says:

    I love, love your drawings Teresa. They are absolutely impressive. You are talented.
    Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Amy, my pleasure to share them with you guys.

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  5. Alison says:

    Wonderful photos Teresa ..I think we’ll be exploring more if Australia next year

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    1. Teresa says:

      Haha that is what I was saying, Ali. It is the safest place at the moment. Hopefully it stays that way for long.

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  6. mimfilip says:

    What a beautiful post. Well done Melbournians, hopefully now the LNP will give Dan a much needed break.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes, he is doing the best that he could in a bad situation and he succeeded. Good job also to fellow Melburnians… Thanks for the comment btw…

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    Your drawings are great, Teresa – I hope things improve so that travel is more likely in 2021.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for that, Dan, greatly appreciated. Yup that is what they’re predicting. With a vaccine and all 2021 is the time that we can travel again. Fingers crossed.

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  8. Leya says:

    Beautiful drawings – what talent! And congrats on getting no covid cases – gratefulness!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Ann-Christine. Yes so grateful that things are slowly going back to near normal as it can be. Hopeful for all of us especially now that the festive season is just around the corner. Stay safe my dear.

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      1. Leya says:

        Yes – I am afraid most of us up here in Europe will have a lonely Christmas. At least in Scandinavia. The cold makes us stay indoors, and that is not good for the spreading of Corona. Stay safe you too.

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        1. Teresa says:

          I could see that now. It is just a month away and situation still looks grim. Take care and be safe always.

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          1. Leya says:

            You too, Teresa!

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  9. arlene says:

    Ang galing mo naman Techie. Ganda mga drawings mo. At salamat sa Diyos, wala ng Covid sa inyo.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Trying lang ako, Arlene. Oo nga lucky kami pero pinaghirapan din namin lahat yan!

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      1. arlene says:

        Naku dito, ganun pa rin, imbes kasing health specialists, mga heneral appointed mag mando para sa COVID. Nakakahiya talaga gobyerno ni you know who.

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        1. Teresa says:

          Sino kaya yon? haha

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  10. Marsha says:

    You are such a talented drawer or sketch artist, which ever is correct. I’m so glad that Melbourne is doing so well. I talked to a friend from there in July who was concerned because of the restrictions and that many people weren’t heeding them. It sounds like they came around and helped bring about a big change. I hope that happens here sometime soon. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, there were a few that were not following the rules but more people were doing the right thing. So for about 4 months we were in strict lockdown and that helped us a lot. I am hoping that good things will happen to your country and to the rest of the world.Have a good week too, Marsha.

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      1. Marsha says:

        You are coming into summer. That should help, I think – along with your masks.

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  11. Tina Schell says:

    What a wonderful response to the post Teresa – loved it all, but especially your drawings which are marvelous

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Tina. It is comments like yours that give me inspiration to do better.

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  12. by.lily says:

    Wow, amazing sketches, Teresa

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Lily! Great appreciation for your comment.

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  13. Toonsarah says:

    Wow, your drawings are excellent! And what a good way to ease your travel itch. I so agree with what you say at the top of this post, about the planning stage of travelling, and the memories afterwards, all being part of the pleasure it brings. I can’t wait to get back out there, hopefully some time next year now that we know vaccines are on their way! I wonder how different it will be?

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    1. Teresa says:

      First of all thanks for your nice words about my drawing. And yes, I am wondering too what it will be like post pandemic.Maybe people will be rushing to get on that first plane or maybe people may still be apprehensive. We just have to wait and see. Have a good day Sarah.

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  14. JohnRH says:

    Wow! Go Melbourne!! Our case counts in the U.S are soaring at the moment. I hope they subside so we can use our postponed visit to Australia next year. Nice photos and sketches too, by the way.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks John. I am hoping for that too for the rest of the world. A bit of sacrifice goes a long way, I guess. Have a good day!

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  15. Are those your drawings.. They are amazing..

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes they are. I have started drawing again just a few days ago. Thanks for liking it, Lisa.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the appreciation, Tina!

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  16. alisonfletch says:

    I was only thinking today about travelling again. The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia spring to mind!

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  17. alisonfletch says:

    Reblogged this on All's right with the world and commented:
    Travel opens the mind.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the reblog, Alison.

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  18. Your drawings are superb, Teresa. Hopefully with a vaccine you will be able to travel overseas soon. I couldn’t be happier about Victoria’s achievement. Well done, you.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much. Fingers crossed things will get better for all of us.

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