Mornington in the Heat

Last Sunday, Melbourne gave us a taste of summer which I am not really keen on having right now. It was 32 degrees and everybody was off to the beach. So the restaurants were busy and the beach was so packed you can’t even relax. Anyway, Jack and I went to the coastal town of…

Windows in Collingwood

The many windows of the Council-owned building in Peel Street Park, Collingwood. This is a public artwork by artist Ky-ya Nicholson-Ward. There is a meaningful story behind this mural and you can know more about it by clicking on the link below. “Ky-ya’s mural tells the story of Aboriginal resilience, strength and self-determination; and will…

One Sunny Day

My favourite bakery/cafe has now moved into a new location but still in the same quaint little town of Sassafras. It was a sunny Sunday last weekend so hubby and I decided to go for a ride some 40 minutes away. Sculpture by the front window of Proserpina Bakehouse Window and mural at the side…

Eat…Walk…Repeat

“First, we eat. Then, we do everything else.” – unknown Last Saturday was a great weather weekend. So instead of fixing the tap on our kitchen sink (there’s a bit of dripping going on there), we opted for a better way of spending our day. I and hubby asked our besties to come with us…

A wall mural in South Yarra

I have captured changes to the exterior of the Bailey Nelson Chapel Street store. This is a mural done by Tom Gerrard who is a Melbourne based contemporary artist. This is one of the biggest walls he’s ever painted! It is also painted around the windows of the shop. This first one was a mural…

Balaclava

Tim and Leigh arrived back in London a few days ago, safe and sound. These shots were taken in Balaclava last week during their last day here in Melbourne. Balaclava is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. We had a walk in the bustling Carlisle Street which is…

5 Wall Murals

Here are some photos of Wall Murals sent to me by my son, Tim. This is in Hackney Wick, East London, and I read that graffiti in this part of London played a crucial role in covering up decay and dilapidation. This is a massive piece by Martin Ron with his buddy Jiant entitled Mapacho…

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…

The City of Casey

The Plaza in Bunjil Place has been transformed into an immersive garden with oversized sculptures amidst swirls of edible mist. If only I could share with you how sweet the place smelt. (Bunjil Place is a creative hub in the city of Casey’s southeastern suburb in Victoria Australia) This is part of the Casey Cornucopia…

Melbourne Doors

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas And yet again … some Street Art doors in Melbourne.

Postcard Photos from Tim

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – unknown Tim and Leigh (my son and Daughter in law) are now enjoying some time in Europe before they take that first flight to Melbourne since pandemic. Missing my boy and can’t wait to see them in July. These are from Venice when…

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