Tuesday Streetart by Otto Schade – 20

LONDON, UK A typically painted interwoven ribbon creation by Otto Schade can be seen in Hawley Street in Camden Town. It is Amy Winehouse plus other examples of his work. This is a scheduled post for this week.

My 2023

My last post for this year is a look-back on the year that was. So many memories made and much to be grateful for. Linked to Cee’s FOTD and to Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge ————————- oOo ————————- Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas Season and joyous New beginnings… ————————- oOo ————————- “No matter…

Tuesday Streetart Red Flowers -19

CATALUNYA, BARCELONA, SPAIN It’s such a waste when people vandalise a gorgeous mural. I found this one in Barcelona. It is a mural entitled Red Flowers by Bronik. _______________________________oOo____________________________________________ *Five days before Christmas, amidst the festive preparations, my husband and I find ourselves contending with COVID. Thankfully, our symptoms aren’t severe, marking our first experience…

A walk through Casa Batllo

TRAVEL DIARY BARCELONA 1: After tiring our legs out in Paris for four days, hubby and I opted for a more leisurely pace in Barcelona. Our plan: two key attractions at the most daily, with the rest of the time dedicated to leisurely strolls around the city. Walked approximately 25 minutes from our hotel to…

Hey Neighbour

A bush of pink flowers separate us from our neighbour. Linked to Cee’s FOTD Challenge And John’s Cellpic Sunday

Last chance bloopers

This is the last post for the Lens Artist Photo Challenge for the year. Led by Tina, we are asked to post photos that didn’t quite make it to the blog for this year of 2023. I will give it a go… Last Chance Here are some photos that were taken during my travels to the…

Moooo where is the train station?

AVEIRO, PORTUGAL Two Urban cows roaming at Aveiro train station in Portugal, their purpose is probably linked to charitable organizations, though I am really not quite sure Linked to Debbie’s 6WS and for Natalie’s PPAC.

Gaudi’s Chairs

BARCELONA, SPAIN Gaudi, famous for buildings like Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia, also crafted impressive furnitures like these. Let me share with you some chairs inside the Casa Batllo that he designed.

Christmas comes alive in Covent Garden

COVENT GARDEN, UK I immersed myself in the enchanting ambiance of London, where every corner from pubs to alleyways to doorways are adorned with twinkling lights and festive wreaths. This is Covent Garden in the West End area with some of its festive doors. Linked to the last edition of Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge for…

Azulejos in Portugal

Blue is the theme for the challenge this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC. What came to mind are the blue and white Azulejo tiles which are a Portuguese classic. Azulejos are beautiful ceramic tiles from the 14th century that decorate the streets, churches and buildings throughout Portugal. Capela das Almas The Chapel…

Pink Flowers at the Quinta

Dictionary says that in Portugal, a Quinta is a large house in the country or on the outskirts of a town. These are pink flowers with the backdrop of Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal. Linked to Cee’s FOTD Challenge Photo taken in October 2023

Tuesday Streetart – 18

BRISTOL, UK A street art by Irony (@whoamirony) & Boe (@placee_boe) that can be found in Back Road in Bristol.

Parisian Art Exploration

TRAVEL DIARY: PARIS 3 On our final day in Paris, October 11th, we aimed to explore as many Art attractions as we could before leaving. Initially, our plan was to visit Sainte Chapelle, but without a prebooking, the lengthy queue stalled our progress for 30 minutes. We opted to change course and explore another destination…

A magical journey

“Life is a magical journey, so travel endlessly to unfold its profound and heart touching beauty.” – Debasish Mridha I started traveling later in life. Growing up in a third-world country where travel was mostly for the wealthy, my dream of visiting magical places like Disneyland only came true when I went there with my…

Albania through Tim’s Lens

My son, Tim, recently spent several days working in Albania, where he was directing a music video. Despite his hectic schedule, I am delighted that he managed to spare some precious moments to capture stunning photos of vibrant murals for me. Also he captured enchanting Christmas-themed public art on the streets and within the hotel…

McKenzie Gardens

A lovely place to sit, walk, and enjoy the sights, perhaps even catching a glimpse of a playful squirrel. This is McKenzie Gardens in London. Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Urban sketching tools

Urban Sketching is the act of drawing or painting on location in the cities or towns that you live in or travel to. It is your own visual diary of what you found inspiring or note worthy. I have been doing this form of art for 2 years now and I am absolutely enjoying it….

Strolling Through the City: A Parisian Adventure

TRAVEL DIARY: PARIS 2 On October 10th, we embarked on the Batobus, eager to explore multiple stops with the flexibility of hopping on and off. Linked to Jo’s Monday Walk First stop: Jardin des Plantes. Walked by without going in—hubby and I weren’t too interested. Went past the Botanical Gardens… This is the stop where…

Liverpool Tuesday Streetart -17

LIVERPOOL, UK Visited Liverpool for a night during our road trip, and stumbled upon a captivating 3D mural with three walls near the Cavern Club, just across from Jollibee.

Rue de L’Abreuvoir Windows

Rue de L’Abreuvoir and its aurrounds is a little Parisian paradise in Montmartre. It has cobbled streets, ivy covered walls, pink coloured cafes that makes it the prettiest street in Paris. Here are some of the lovely windows that can be seen here. Linked to Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is lovely Ludwig’s Monday Window

London Public Art for a Cause

Discovered a Gorilla Trail in the heart of Covid Garden in London. Was disappointed that I just saw 3 instead of the 15 life size gorillas that was scattered there. This trail aims to show the beauty of this endangered species as well as educate the people on what is being done to help their…

It’s the time for Christmas Markets

The Christmas tree lighting at Bunjil Place might have had a larger turnout if it hadn’t rained. The crowd came early at 3 pm but the actual lighting of the big Christmas tree is still scheduled for 8 pm. Linked to Debbie’s SixWordSaturday The atmosphere of the Christmas market is lively with crafts, Christmas cupcakes,…

Seating Benches in Montmartre

A picturesque park in Montmartre with abundant green benches. It is a quaint haven where one can sit to while away the afternoon, far from the noise of the city.