Christmas in July

“Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.” ~ J.L.W. Brooks We went to Sassafras yesterday to enjoy the sunshine. I guess a lot of people had the same idea because it was so busy! It was “Christmas in July“ up here in the Dandenong Ranges and many cafes and restaurants were celebrating it. For…

Window Displays around town

“She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist.” – Sylvia Plath Just random interesting shop window displays around town. I think in Fitzroy and in Thornbury… who knows… I just snapped away.

Jester Windows

“I have always loved a window, especially an open one.” ~ Wendell Berry The Court Jester is a pub located on Chapel Street in the heart of vibrant Prahran in Victoria, Australia. The public art signage caught my eye together with the row of windows underneath.

Windows in Paris

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.” – Thomas Jefferson This is in relation to my previous post about Paris. These are photos of windows that my son sent me while he was there. Some windows with shutters. The view of the glass ceiling and mural…

Hawker style restaurant in a Melbourne alleyway

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme Last weekend was rainy and cold…but that didn’t stop us from catching up with Pat and trying out this famous Char Koay Teow place in the middle of the Melbourne CBD. It was more than 30 minutes of wait as we were…

Reflection

This is a dramatic makeover of the Hanover House in Melbourne. Artist Atong Atem was commissioned to create this vibrant 1970s-style wallpaper design which apparently light up at night. (This I have yet to see). Monday Windows This is the building’s window reflection from a neighbouring highrise.

Windows or Crates?

Saw these windows of the unique building while passing on the freeway. Don’t you think it looks like crate boxes?

Old and New in the City

Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia and is characterised by a variety of architecture. The city is particularly known for its mixture of Victorian architecture and modern buildings. Here are some examples of new buildings in juxtaposition to older ones and showing various windows .

Windows to Jurassic World

A large Jurassic World Dominion mural can be seen in one of the laneways of Melbourne. For Ludwig’s Monday Windows and Sami’s Monday Mural

My Mother’s Day

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”- Unknown I had my Mother’s Day celebration yesterday in a Japanese restaurant named Gogyo, on the corner of Brunswick and Westgarth streets in Fitzroy. It has an exterior mural and the images are based on the idea of their restaurant name ‘GOGYO’ which means…

Windows in Acland Street

Acland Street in St Kilda is famous for its mouthwatering cake and pastry shops. The upper windows of these shops are a bit antiquated being remnants of old Acland Street.

One step at a time…

This is Cape Schank… a site of rich European history, identified by the heritage listed Cape Shank Lighthouse precinct. The Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859 as the second coastal lighthouse in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located on Cape Schanck, at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula.  For Ludwig’s Monday…