Doors in York

YORK, UK Here are the doors lining the main road of the Shambles in York, one of the city’s most renowned landmarks and among Europe’s best-preserved medieval shopping streets. A quirky shop named “The shop that must not be named” I always love capturing Nutcracker Christmas shop doors. Found more doors from the Lord Mayor’s…

Later…

I am having a lovely time having a cuppa and I remembered this poem that I saw somewhere and thought I might share it with you. Don’t leave anything for later. Later, the coffee gets cold. Later, you lose interest. Later, the day turns into night. Later, people grow up. Later, people grow old. Later,…

Behind every Photograph

This week’s Lens-Artist Photo Challenge is hosted by Ritva who invites us to consider what is behind the subjects of our photography. Behind every photograph lies a story intertwined with its background. When I travel, I enjoy photographing buildings, especially churches. Here, I face a choice of capturing the entire scene or focusing solely on the sculpture in front of…

Tuesday Streetart – 45

PORT CAMPBELL, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA Happened to see this on the side of a shop in Port Campbell.

York

After a scenic 4.5-hour drive from Bristol, we reached York around 7 p.m. Hungry from the journey, we headed to Riverside Farm near our hotel for a delicious dinner of traditional English Roast with mash and gravy. It was the ideal way to unwind after our travels. After dinner, we were all exhausted, so we…

Upstairs Windows in Bristol

Here are some houses that seem to be renovated. These windows can be seen on the top floors of the houses in Bristol, UK. Linked to Ludwig’s Monday Window

Orange Flowers for you…

Here is a flower photo that I have taken a few months back and I can’t even recall if I have posted it here before. Anyway, i want to send it to Cee and hoping for her full recovery very, very soon. FOTD

‘Aliens’ have landed in Fed Square

This is Saturday Sky on the way to the Melbourne CBD. I am linking this to Hammad’s Weekend Sky And for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday While on a tram to meet up with Pat to have lunch. I am linking this to Johnbo’s Cellpic Sunday And this was lunch at a Biang Biang Noodle Place….

Bristol

Arrived in Bristol at night from the Cotswolds. Our first stop was dinner at the famous Pieminister. Nestled within Bristol’s city centre, Pieminister has been a beloved family venture since 2003. There were so many choices and so tasty Through the darkness of the night, we could still see the colour and vibrancy of Bristol….

Bristol Drive-by shots of Double Doors

BRISTOL, UK As we strolled towards the streets adorned with vibrant street art (that’s what Bristol is known for), we couldn’t help but be captivated by the charming Bristol traditional terraced houses*. Each one boasted colourful double doors that added a unique touch to their character. *Thanks Sarah for letting me know that these are…

Monochrome and Me

Today’s themed Monochrome topic is People and it is a challenge from Sarah of Travel with Me blog. If you follow Sarah, you will know that she loves taking photos of people and she is very good at it. And if you know me, you will find that I am the opposite. So how can…

Tuesday Streetart by ‘Be Free’ – 44

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Not sure what the actual location is, but I know i’ve seen these little girls pop up in some of the walls in Melbourne CBD. It is by an Australian artist based in Melbourne. – ‘Be Free’. I have just added this image which I found on my phone while I was scrolling….

Connecting Bridges

This week, Donna from Wind Kisses hosts the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the topic of CONNECTIONS. Bridges connect more than just two pieces of land- they link communities, cultures, and histories, fostering unity and progress. However, this week, I’m focusing on their literal role as a form of connection from point A to point B. The Pont…

Somebody by the Window saw me

Here are more captivating windows from the Cotswolds. What’s amusing is that precisely when I snapped the picture, a lady by the window seemed to be peering back at me haha Quite the unexpected moment! Some more on the main street of Castle Combe.

A catch-up with my friend Carmen

Last week, Carmen, Edna, and I met at Carmen’s to catch up. Her garden, thriving under the warm, glorious weather, captivated me, despite it being winter. Photos taken with my iPhone. I am linking this to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday, for Johnbo’s Cellpic Sunday and for Cee’s weekend FOTD.

Camden Town

During the first leg of our holiday in Paris, Barcelona, and Portugal in October of 2023, we weren’t able to indulge in much shopping at the markets. Our luggage was already filled to the brim, leaving little room to bring back souvenirs or treasures from our travels. So first thing we did when we got…

AI or not?

I’m new to this, so please excuse the image quality. I used a free app and inputted words like ‘Porto,’ ‘bridge,’ ‘sunset,’ and ‘bird’s-eye view’ to generate the first image. The second photo is one I took myself. Still learning, but here’s my attempt! Following, I used the word prompt ‘silhouette,’ ‘Eiffel Tower,’ ‘trees in…

Tuesday Streetart Cats – 43

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (2) For some reason KL loves their cats. Some streetart photos taken by my son, Tim, on his recent trip.

Cotswolds – Castle Combe

After our European holiday last October 2023, Jack, Tim, and I embarked on a six-day road trip to visit my cousin in Edinburgh. With my son’s commitments sandwiching our travel dates, we had to keep it brief, but having Tim behind the wheel amidst such stunning scenery made it all worthwhile. En route, the picturesque…

A candlelight journey

Thanks Becky for the Square Challenge for this month of May. And as my last entry to SquareRenew… A candlelight’s glow invites us to meditate and embark on moments of silence and renewal.

Our last day in Porto

TRAVEL DIARY: PORTO 6 Before leaving our Airbnb, I suggested to my husband that we visit this church I’d seen on Instagram known for its stunning azulejos. Luckily, it was close to where we were staying. The Capela das Almas, an 18th-century chapel on Rua Santa Catarina, boasts a striking blue façade adorned with over…

The school kids striving forward

The primary school near our place has newly decorated the front parking space with beautiful square tiles adorned with powerful words. This will be an inspiration to the children to strive forward and pursue their goals in life.. I am linking this to Becky’s SquareRenew

Tuesday Streetart – River of Life – 42

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (1) Tim and Leigh were in Kuala Lumpur a few days ago. Tim, being a loving son, sent me an abundance of images of street murals from their explorations. This is the first of a series of Streetart that I am featuring from the streets of Kuala Lumpur. In Kuala Lumpur’s River…

A clown by the window – 5

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA The image of a clown can evoke varied reactions. While some find them amusing, others may feel uneasy. Personally, I’ve noticed a sense of unsettlement when encountering clowns, much like the discomfort I feel when I see eerily human-like antique dolls. How about you, what do you think? This is a clown…

Florals

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank This week, Sofia hosts the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the topic of FLORAL. I am linking this also to Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge and to Cee’s FOTD challenge. Hope you get well soon Cee. Flowers,…

One two three four five six

6 Burgeoning dogs sitting beside each other. I am linking this to Debbie’s 6WS and to Becky’s SquareRenew

A Brand new Day in Square

As the gloomy days fade, sunny skies bring cheer and light to renew our spirits. I am linking this to Becky‘s SquareRenew

Heaven’s tears…

Sending you birthday wishes in your heavenly home. Amidst heaven’s tears, we celebrate with bittersweet memories. Happy Birthday in heaven dear Ena 🤍

Day Trip to Aveiro

and to Costa Nova do Prado TRAVEL DIARY: AVEIRO & PRAIA DE COSTA NOVA Though the days were totally wet, we couldn’t pass up the chance to explore beyond Porto, so we opted for a day trip to Aveiro. The train journey from Sao Bento to Aveiro, lasting about an hour and twenty minutes, was…

New Growth

Here’s a lovely photo of my daughter during our stay at a charming Airbnb on a working farm in Castlemaine, Victoria. We were allowed to handpick veggies from the garden and the owners were so nice to bring us a daily basket of fresh fruits. I’m sure, soon enough, new growth will emerge from where…