Swan Hill

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” – Ansel Adams While I was looking for images in my gallery to post for some of my favourite images in 2022, I happened to chance on this album of my son’s trip to Swan Hill. So instead of posting my own images, I decided to put…

Tudor Village in Fitzroy Gardens

In the middle of Fitzroy Gardens is this village modelled by Edgar Wilson, a pensioner from Hamilton Road, Norwood, London, England. He did this task as a hobby. The buildings represent a typical Kentish village during the “Tudor” period of the English history. There are 28 concrete buildings in the village. This village is composed…

In Bay Street

In one of the quiet corners of Bay Street in Brighton, you may (or may not) see this Asian beauty entitled ‘Zuihou’, which is a work of Fin DAC. I say this because the mural is located behind a lush tree outside the Post Office that you will hardly notice it. But not from my…

Over the Merri Creek Bridge

It was Christmas Day and as the little kids were all excited to play with their new toys and the young adults were happily exchanging gifts…. the adults with their tummies full decided to walk and burn a few calories down. Had a short walk around the Northcote area, an inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria,…

219-225 Smith Street

Smith Street is one of Melbourne’s oldest thoroughfares and it dates back to the 1800s. Today, some of the heritage buildings are remodelled on street level but the decorative detail of the upper floors have remained intact. One of these buildings is the Hannaford’s Pianos & Organs building in Collingwood (Melbourne, Victoria). Now, walking through…

Day 1 of 365 days of my 2023

“In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!” Mehmet Murat Ildan Every year, in the past decade (maybe), Jack and I celebrated New Year’s Eve in different locations in Australia as long…

Before the year ends…

I know I was supposed to have my last post last Thursday…but I can’t stop myself, especially when I visited all the Christmas decor in the city. Caught up with my daughter for late lunch last Monday and Jack and I walked the town til dark. I love taking the train…one because it is cheaper…

A town named Szentendre

It was the 17th of November in 2018 when Jack and I visited Szentendre. It was just about 40 minutes away from Budapest and it was an optional activity for our tour of Central Europe. So glad that we joined, as this became one of the highlights of our trip. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge,…

Snowfall down Tim’s Street

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle I know it is nice and all but I can’t imagine myself living in a place with snow 24/7. But I just love these photos that Tim sent me when he went for a walk down his…

Christmas Market and food truck windows

There is no better way to experience the Christmas season than by having lunch at a Sunday market. Jack and I went to the Akoona Market, somewhere in the Southeast of Melbourne, to sample the varied cuisines and to admire the decorations on the windows of the food trucks! For Ludwig’s Monday Window

Patterns that may be perfect or not

The first thing that that came to mind when I saw Ann Christine’s challenge of Perfect Patterns was architecture. Here are some that I saw and took photos of while driving by the freeway in Melbourne. (I was on the passenger seat of course!) Then came the idea of a mixture of stuff from nature…

Barrel Chairs

It is so wonderful to see how creative people can be. Take for example a simple metal barrel… can you imagine it being transformed to these unique looking chairs and tables for a cafe? Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge