Poet House

“Reality is a sliding door.” _ Ralph Waldo Emerson Walking along High Street in Thornbury, I saw this interesting shop/gallery named Poet House. It’s walls, windows and doors are all covered with murals. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge and for Photographing Public Art Challenge The owner and artist is Lin Van Hek and her work…

The earth through my eyes…

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”—John Ruskin A few days ago I posted some photos of the earth we live in, through my daughter’s experience on her travels to Nepal. Now for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I have here some photos from my own travels. Travels far and near…

Somewhere in London

“Only photograph what you love!” – Tim Walker Tim took this photo of a B & W mural while he was on a bike ride with a friend. When he sent it to me in messenger I jokingly complained that it is not good quality. He said that he even stopped and told his friend…

The world through Pat’s eyes…

“The earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” – Ernest Hemingway 2017 was the year that I had my stroke and it was also the same time that Pat started her trek in Nepal. She was thinking twice about continuing her trip but I told her to enjoy herself and not to worry…

Church in Thornbury

“Seek the fountain from within yourself.” – Rumi For Photographing Public Art Challenge This is the Reconciliation Fountain by Glenn Romanis, a renowned Aboriginal artist. This can be seen outside the St Mary’s Church in Thornbury. The fountain tells how water came back to the land after a long drought by making the frog that…

Curves

“In life,as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton I know I put this on almost at the very end of the challenge. Work and extra activities got in the way. Anyway, here are some curves in nature, For Lens artist photo challenge LAPC Some Curved old and rusty chairs For Pull…

Walking on a Sunny Day

“When you walk through that door of opportunity you don’t slam it shut behind you.” – Michelle Obama A few doors that I passed by in some suburbs of Melbourne. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

D is for Daffodils

“When I see a daffodil, it’s so hard not to smile.” – unknown Daffodils is a bulb that represent spring. This is an old photo because it is definitely not spring in my part of the world. For Cees Midweek Madness Challenge – (March Alphabet Letter D at the beginning or end of a word)…

Window from Outer Space

“A short story is what you see when you look out of the window.” – Mavis Gallant. For Ludwig’s Monday Windows

Empty Chairs

We have an empty chair at our table because it reminds us to leave space to welcome the stranger and to always have room for love. -unknown While walking on High Street in Northcote For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Another Murals and Doors Kind of Day

Art is a line around your thoughts.― Gustav Klimt When walking the streets I always remind myself to look left and right, up and down and to look back. Photographing Public Art Challenge PPAC Some more murals but this time with DOORS

Closer to the Sunflowers

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller As the Russians continue the invasion of Ukraine over the past few weeks, sunflower displays has become one of the ways that the world is showing support for the Ukrainian people. For Lens Artist Artist…