In my BackUP file … USA

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt This wasn’t supposed to be my post for today’s SquareUp Challenge…but then I was moved by a fellow blogger’s view of anger, of doubt, of sadness and then with the Inauguration … finally being able to breathe a sigh…

Nature’s Patterns in Squares

“An understanding of the natural world & what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity, but great fulfilment.” – David Attenborough The natural patterns seen in the dark speckles on a flower… the texture of the leaves… the patches on a duck’s wings… the different shades in a lavender farm… the…

Dried UP Flowers

“That flower Those petals The smell Are only dried UP memories of love… – Himanshu Saxena FOTD SquareUp – Dried UP Flowers

Montserrat Windows Through My Pen

“Tomorrow we will do beautiful things.” – Antoni Gaudi Montserrat is a spectacular Benedictine abbey just about an hour away from Barcelona, Spain. While I stood in the middle of the grounds of the monastery…I could feel and hear the tranquility of the place. I don’t know why, but although there were many people there…

pUPil #2

“The eyes tell more than words could ever say.” – unknown Part 2 of the series about the pupil of the eyes. And this is another streetart in Hosier Lane. Thanks to theartblogger54 I found out more about this mural and the artist behind it. This is Shine of the Moon piece painted in December…

Henryk – Up and Down of Emotions

“It’s way too early for him to be talking anyhow, but I see in his eyes something and I see in his eyes a voice and I see in his eyes a whole new set of words.” – Sherman Alexie   Nice to see how emotions are very evident in babies as they have no…

Why walk when you can Dance

“Why walk when you can dance.” – Ellen van Dam In one of the lush gardens between the Australian Ballet Building and the Art Centre, one can see these graceful sculptures of ballerinas and a dragonfly in tiptoes. Thanks to my hubby for taking these photos with his iphone. Six Word Saturday Sculpture Saturday La…

Sit Down and Have a cUPpa

“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.” – Letitia Baldridge Put your feet up … sit down … and have a cuppa. This is I inviting you to join me…Do you use that term too in your country? Cuppa is a Slang contraction of “cup of”, believed to…

Urban Decay in Venice

“Venice is a city that has the sea for its floors, the sky for its roof and the flow of the waters for walls.” – B. Da Sigma Venice’s architecture has the most exquisite stonework but underneath those walls lie a great problem, it’s the destruction of brick by saltwater. CFFC – Urban Decay in…

Doors Open Up

“Open the door…it may lead you to some place you never expected…” – unknown Another sculpture piece at the Pt Leo Sculpture Park in Red Hill, Victoria. This is called Dreams of Ordinary People (2010) made of cast iron/steel and is a sculpture of Peter Tilley, an Australian born sculptor. Here, the the featureless human…

It’s a Pink World

“Always look on the pink side of life.” It is the first time that I discovered this particular challenge from Cee… and it’s about everything that is Pink! First entry for CMMC – Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge FOTD Clematis or Leather Flowers An installation at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of the NGV…

Looking Up at Fed Square

“Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life… – Snoopy It is hard to think of Melbourne without Fed Square. But this iconic building hasn’t been around for long. Federation Square was just opened in 2002 and is now home to major cultural attractions, specialty stores, bars and restaurants. It is located in the middle…