Geelong by the Waterfront

This morning I took my sister, Pilar, and my niece, Pam, to Geelong. (They are both here for a month long holiday from the Philippines). Geelong is the second largest Victorian city behind Melbourne and is the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Here we found these amazing sculptures which I…

Wall Art in Frankston with Sis

I hadn’t originally planned any activities for my sister and niece on their first day in Melbourne, but it turned into quite a busy day. We ended up heading to Frankston beach to admire the stunning wall art from the recently concluded 2024 Big Picture Fest. I am linking this to Natalie’s Photographing Public Art…

The Beatles Cafe

LIVERPOOL, UK This is the Chantilly Beatles Cafe located within the Cavern Walks Shopping area. Here you can see lots of Beatles memoribillia and artwork. I am linking this to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Empty Chairs waiting patiently for diners

Passing by a restaurant in Porto at midday. I guess they don’t open up for lunch. Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge and Debbie’s Six Word Saturday – 6WS

Too Many Seats, Not Enough Takers

LISBON, PORTUGAL Photo taken 18th October 2023 when it was a sunny day for a change. Linking this to Xingfumama’s Pull up a Seat Challenge And for Debbie’s Six WordSaturday

Murals and Seats in the LX Factory

LX Factory is in Alcântara, a cool part of Lisbon. It’s got over 50 shops, cafes, and restaurants, both indoors and outdoors. You can spend a few hours or even a whole day there, checking out stuff to buy or just looking around. It’s also fun to see all these Public Art. Near the entrance…

TukTuks of Lisbon – A Splash of Colour

TukTuks appeared in the late 2000s. They are not public transportation but are privately owned, taking tourists around even on the narrowest and steepest streets. It brings colour to the streets of Libon. This is a fun alternative to taxis but they are quite expensive. Some have a minimum charge of 10 euros while an…

And I will just sit here…

BARCELONA, SPAIN Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge For Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge And for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

Empty Chairs at Montsalvat

Went to this artist colony called Montsalvat last week. Sadly the restaurant and cafe is being renovated so there were many empty chairs with nothing to munch on. Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Two red Chairs

LONDON, UK Somewhere in London I found this shop dedicated mostly on pre-loved chairs. Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Barceloneta Beach

The Barceloneta Beach is one of the most visited and most famous beach in Barcelona. As we arrived late in the day, we witnessed the staff already in the process of removing chairs from the beachside eatery . Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

A tiny plaza in El Born Gothic quarter

The Sant Pere de les Puelles Catholic church in the Plaza de San Pedro, or Placa Sant Pere, in the El Born Gothic quarter of Barcelona, Spain. I discover a quaint plaza nestled beside the church, adorned with inviting benches and chairs—an ideal spot for serene moments.

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.

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

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.

Seats in Park View Cafe

There was a train strike last 11th of November so we decided to just stay local and stroll in Finsbury Park. About an hour walk and it was time for brunch at the Park View Cafe Some round tables and chairs. Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull up a Seat Challenge

Finsbury Park doors

TRAVEL DIARY: LONDON Departed Melbourne on October 4th, I endured a challenging 25-hour flight (including stopovers and layovers), finally reaching Heathrow Airport in the early morning. Upon our early arrival in London at my son’s place, I resisted the urge to nap, aiming to maintain my sleep schedule. Instead, I took a stroll around my…

Country town of Yarragon

The Queen celebrated two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. But now, for the first time, we are celebrating the King’s Birthday Long Weekend which takes place from Saturday 10th June to Monday 12th June 2023. It is a public holiday today,…

Sitting is an art

Sitting can be an art as seen in these Quirky and colourful benches in Bonifacio Global City or BGC in the Philippines. A stylized bench that looks like a pea pod in a park. A strong hand grip. Two figures reaching out to each other. Inspired by Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge and for…

Boardwalk Benches

This was in Frankston when I had my moody walk a few weeks back. Linked to Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

An afternoon in Tooradin

We strolled along the jetty and watched the sky as the sun sets. This was in Tooradin, a quaint fishing village in the bayside township, southeast of Melbourne. Inspired by Jo’s Monday Walk But first, I had an ice cream cone to quench my cravings. Sometimes there’s a scenic cruise operating here in the area….

Dream… Create

It may be McDonald’s for you, but it is called Maccas here in Australia and McDo in the Philippines. This is how McDo looks like in one of the branches that we passed on our roadtrip last February 2023. Inspired by Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge.

Autumn in Emerald Lake

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”-ALBERT CAMUS Autumn … how lovely it is to sit under its lovely coloured foliage … from yellow to orange to red to maroon to amber and brown. I am sharing with you some lovely scenes of autumn in my part of the world. For…

Cruden Farm

Cruden Farm is one of Australia’s most loved iconic gardens and natural spaces. this is located in Langwarrin, VIC. For Dan’s Thursday Door Challenge This is Cruden Farm, a property bought by Keith Murdoch in 1928 for his wife, Elizabeth. She lived here for many decades until her death in 2012. For over 40 years,…

Seats in Cafe Giya

This is Cafe Giya in Angono, Rizal where the view is to die for. Went there for a brief stop over during our roadtrip in the Philippines and found some assorted seats. Inspired by Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Good Friday Sky

Tradition is, my family goes to this Fish & Chips shop in San Remo near Phillip Island in Victoria for Good Friday. But this time around Jack and I decided to go even just the two of us. On the road … I see some cows … But first… Lunch from the San Remo Fisherman’s…

Stairs and Chairs

This first one is a public art which was quite hidden in between two buildings. It goes up to the upper level and has beautifully coloured butterflies. These are the steps going to the second level of Bench Cafe where we had this fantastic thirst quenching drink as shown on the drawing. The back stairs…