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“We try to hide our feelings but we forget our eyes speak.” – unknown January…the first month of 2021 … what better way to start the year than by joining Becky and the rest of the blogging community have fun with daily SquareUPs. We did it guys… See you again in a few months… In…

Kids High UP on the UooUoo

Cute UooUoo at the Prahran Market (Part 2 of the UooUoo Trail Series) If you missed my part 1… HERE it is This is entitled Woohoo, created by the Glad Rappers and can be found at the Prahran market in Melbourne. This aims to portray a warm feeling of our childhood with the use of…

A Bench in Swanston Street

“Every picture tells a story…” “Resting Place” is an installation located near the corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Swanston Walk, in front of the State Library. It is a whimsy sculpture of Bronwyn Snow (made in 1994 as commissioned by the city of Melbourne) which is a combination of aesthetic and function. It is…

Looking Upward to the Palm Tree

“May you never be too busy to stop and breath under a palm tree.” – unknown Their growth form can be climbers, shrubs, tree-like and stemless plants, all commonly known as palms. Those having a tree-like form are called palm trees. – Wikipedia Thursday Tree Love SquareUp- Looking Upward

Up & Down Chapel Street

“I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.” – Ric Ocasek Chapel Street, Melbourne is known for its retail outlets, restaurants and cafes. It also is well known for its different types of artistic endeavours like public murals and sculptures. But for this week…

Love in Prague

“I had traveled to a lot of cities in Europe before, but Prague was special. It held a mysterious attraction for me.” -Arfi Lamba I know … I know, you may be fed up with me saying that I love Prague. But what can I do? There’s love locks…love mugs…love street art… For Frank’s Tuesday…

A CoUPle of Stacked UP Dolls

“How many selves do we contain, like Russian dolls concealed within one another.” – Susan Hill I saw these nesting dolls on the Window in one of my walks in the city before Christmas. It is in a shop in the Royal Arcade named Babushka and it is a whole shop full of Russian nesting…

Where are you Going?

… UP the UooUoo Trail! (Part 1 of the Series) Launched on 20 January up until 21 March 2021, hundreds of UooUoo sculptures will be dotting the streets, laneways and iconic public places of Melbourne and Geelong. A UooUoo (pronounced you-you) is an imaginary creature that is somewhat shaped like a wombat. Entitled Me and…

Barcode LookUP

“Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.” – Nicholas Sparks Kinda quirky… Looking UP, I saw this barcode window in Melbourne CBD! Monday Window SquareUp- Barcode LookUP

A New Street Art is UP

“Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” – Alice in Wonderland The “New Normal” for the restaurant business in Melbourne is outdoor seating. Rutledge Lane, a street off the famous and ever busy Hosier Lane, has opened UP two new Pop UP restaurants for Covid safe dining….

Checks and Stripes

“You can never have too many striped tops.” – unknown and don’t care haha For Ann-Christine who is hosting this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Stripes & Checks Please click item to enlarge and to find out where the photos were taken. And here are Pat, my daughter & my husband, Jack with their…

UP there where Mr Poetry Sits

“Sculpture and paintings are moments of life; poetry is life itself.” – Walter Savage Landor Sitting high UP on the corner of Brunswick Street and Argyle Streets in Fitzroy is Mr Poetry, a sculpture by Peter Corlett. Mr Poetry is Adrian Rawlins (1938-2001), a poet and music journalist. He is described as: ‘Adrian Rawlins: poet,…