Looking Out the Window in Cebu

“Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”. – unknown I miss my two sisters… especially now that we were supposed to go back to the Philippines on January of 2021 for a holiday. But of course, that didn’t push through. My two sisters both live in the Philippines but from different parts of the…

Windows in Nicholson Street

“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.” – Dejan Stojanovic Had a walk around Nicholson Street in Carlton North in Melbourne during the weekend. I saw these two quite attractive 2nd floor shop windows side by side… One is called The Massage Studio and the other one beside it…

Windows of Miss Marple’s Tea Room

“Miss Marple enjoys every minute of her existence and is not worried about getting old.” – Geraldine Mcewan The last one for my series about the gorgeous town of Sassafras is about the windows of the Miss Marple’s Tea Room. Back story: Miss Marple is a fictional character in Agatha Christie’s crime novels and short stories….

Window Murals in Rosebud

“Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.” – Sasha Azevedo   Image was taken in late October of 2018 and is a colourful 50 metre long mural in Rosebud, Victoria. Rosebud is a seaside town in the Mornington Peninsula, 75 km south of Melbourne. This mural is by a Red Hill artist, Michael Leeworthy…

The Magpie in Fitzroy

“If the house of the world is dark, love will find a way to create windows.” – Rumi This is a dramatic street art of a magpie with a rose on its beak, in the corner of Westdarth and Brunswick Streets in Fitzroy. It is a wonderful Mural by David ‘MEGGS” Brooke, an Australian artist,…

We Did it Melbourne

“But without darkness, we would never know the warmth of light.” – unknown It is a joyous day for us Melburnians, as we have long been waiting for this moment to come. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the state’s reopening from midnight tonight. And further easing of rules to be announced on the 8th of November….

St Giles in Edinburgh

“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 there is a light from within.” — Unknown St Giles’ Cathedral is a parish church located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is known for its…

Fred & Ginger House

“In Rome the statues, in Paris the paintings, and in Prague the buildings suggest that pleasure can be an education.” – Caleb Crain This is the Dancing House in Prague, which is also often referred to as ‘Fred & Ginger’ because the building seems to resemble the dancing posture of a couple. (Fred Astaire and…

Oxford Street

“London, how could one ever be tired of it?” – Margaret Drabble Walking along Oxford Street, the most famous shopping street in London, I saw this very elegant building. It is dominated by red bricks and has lavish decorations, with round windows. The Waring & Gillow building has an art deco architecture and was erected…

The Windows of the Vatican

“The Vatican takes your breath away.” – Joe Elliott The St Peter’s Basilica is a Renaissance style church located in the Vatican City in Rome. It is the iconic symbol of the Vatican and is one of the most spectacular buildings in Rome. The city is guarded by the Vatican Swiss guards, who also act…

The Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna

“Windows hold a different dream for each of us.” – Anthony T. Hincks When Jack and I went to Vienna in November of 2018, I really planned on going to this museum because I found its architecture quite intriguing. It was a long walk (because we didn’t know how to take the public transportation) but…

Wandering the Streets of Verona

“When you let your mind wander, make sure it’s to a beautiful place.”– Doe Zantamata In my post last week, I took you to Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, which is home to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Now, let me take you around the city to look at Verona’s gorgeous windows. Palazzo Maffei This is a…