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

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…

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…

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…

Going Up the Albertina in Vienna

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King One of my favourite artist is Claude Monet. Lucky enough when I visited the Albertina Museum in Vienna in 2018… the large exhibition of Monet has just started. SquareUp – Going Up the Albertina in Vienna

pUPil #1

“There’s a story in her eyes.” – unknown A streetart in Hosier Lane (Melbourne) by Cax One, a street artist from Ballarat, Victoria. Monday Murals SquareUp – pUPil First time doing this WP slider, hope it works.

UP Close

“It’s the little things that make life wonderful.” – unknown Around my garden and backyard there are little things that I may have taken for granted. But with a different focus on the subject, it makes me look at it from a different perspective. Take for example the rusting lock of the garden shed…or the…