On the Waters of Faraway Lands …

“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfeldt Missing travelling? 2 years and 8 months, that has been the amount of time that I had not done something that I so love. Especially now that borders have been opening up in other countries, I am…

Washing Lines & Windows in Burano

Wooden windows in the colourful island of Burano. The houses hardly have any garden to put their laundry in, so they were usually out on the alleyways and walk ways to dry. It is funny but it does look beautiful and adds character to the place. Monday Washing Lines – Burano (2) Ludwig’s Monday Windows

Bright Burano and its Washing Lines

I tried so hard to find photos of washing lines in my archives, happy that I found a few. So this is my first of a series from Burano… a picturesque island in the Venetian Lagoon in Italy. BeckyB’s Square Challenge- Bright Burano Monday Washing Lines – Burano (1)

Washing Lines in Italy

“My idea of getting lucky is having someone do the laundry.” Nowhere else can you find washing lines to be as beautiful as those in Italy. It seems to be part of their lifestyle, their architecture, their culture and it is aesthetically pleasing to one’s eyes. It is very common to see the clothesline connected…

The World in Shapes

“We never shape the world…the world shapes us.” – Toni Morrison Sometimes it is not intentional but we see some diamonds,squares and triangles in architecture. Diamonds From the streets of Rome 30 St Mary Axe, more famously known as The Gherkin in London Close up of the Louvre pyramid in Paris which is made of…

S is for Steeples and Spires

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama I don’t know why I am fascinated by the spires of churches, but when I see it, I am in awe of its majestic religious structure. Commonly used in Gothic architecture, it symbolises the spiritual pointing to the heavens. For Lens Artist Photo…

Pinocchio in Red

“Always let your conscience be your guide.” – Pinocchio This is in Firenze or Florence, the birthplace of Pinocchio. And here you will find the Bartolucci store, which is an amazing little shop of everything that is Pinocchio. Please click image to enlarge A Red Pinocchio Hat … interesting idea where to put the ice…

Time to Look Back at Bridges

“Every path in life has a bridge… the journey is CROSSING it!” – unknown I love doing this blog because it satisfies my quench for travelling (especially now that we can’t do so) and looking at photos from other bloggers’ travels serve as an inspiration to me too. Looking at past photos brings back awww-some…

Travel Challenge #5/10

“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn I was nominated by Brian from Bushboys World to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10…

Lochs, Lakes and Lagoons

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine Today’s Challenge for CFFC is WATER and for Jez’s WWE A place to see in the Highlands is Loch Leven, where the Glencoe Boat Club is located. It provides a beautiful vista of…

Then & Now

“Every trip is lived three times: when you dream of it, when you go, and when you remember it.” – unknown UPDATE: I believe Australia is rather in a good place right now…with regards to the Pandemic. Melbourne has recorded 23 days of zero cases of Covid-19. Christmas is back on for Victorians with a…

Wandering the Streets of Florence

“Italy is a dream, that keeps returning the rest of your life …” – unknown Florence or Firenze is, like most Italian cities, filled with churches. I was most impressed by the ‘Gate of Paradise”, the main gate of the Baptistery. It is a 7 foot tall and 3 ton bronze door which depicts scenes…