Up & Down Chapel Street

“I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.” – Ric Ocasek Chapel Street, Melbourne is known for its retail outlets, restaurants and cafes. It also is well known for its different types of artistic endeavours like public murals and sculptures. But for this week…

Love in Prague

“I had traveled to a lot of cities in Europe before, but Prague was special. It held a mysterious attraction for me.” -Arfi Lamba I know … I know, you may be fed up with me saying that I love Prague. But what can I do? There’s love locks…love mugs…love street art… For Frank’s Tuesday…

A CoUPle of Stacked UP Dolls

“How many selves do we contain, like Russian dolls concealed within one another.” – Susan Hill I saw these nesting dolls on the Window in one of my walks in the city before Christmas. It is in a shop in the Royal Arcade named Babushka and it is a whole shop full of Russian nesting…

Where are you Going?

… UP the UooUoo Trail! (Part 1 of the Series) Launched on 20 January up until 21 March 2021, hundreds of UooUoo sculptures will be dotting the streets, laneways and iconic public places of Melbourne and Geelong. A UooUoo (pronounced you-you) is an imaginary creature that is somewhat shaped like a wombat. Entitled Me and…

Barcode LookUP

“Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.” – Nicholas Sparks Kinda quirky… Looking UP, I saw this barcode window in Melbourne CBD! Monday Window SquareUp- Barcode LookUP

Checks and Stripes

“You can never have too many striped tops.” – unknown and don’t care haha For Ann-Christine who is hosting this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Stripes & Checks Please click item to enlarge and to find out where the photos were taken. And here are Pat, my daughter & my husband, Jack with their…

UP there where Mr Poetry Sits

“Sculpture and paintings are moments of life; poetry is life itself.” – Walter Savage Landor Sitting high UP on the corner of Brunswick Street and Argyle Streets in Fitzroy is Mr Poetry, a sculpture by Peter Corlett. Mr Poetry is Adrian Rawlins (1938-2001), a poet and music journalist. He is described as: ‘Adrian Rawlins: poet,…

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…

Montserrat Windows Through My Pen

“Tomorrow we will do beautiful things.” – Antoni Gaudi Montserrat is a spectacular Benedictine abbey just about an hour away from Barcelona, Spain. While I stood in the middle of the grounds of the monastery…I could feel and hear the tranquility of the place. I don’t know why, but although there were many people there…

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…