The Rocks

We explored Sydney’s oldest neighborhood, The Rocks, where we found olden style cobblestone streets intertwined with modern cafes and restaurants. The rich history of Sydney’s roots are seen in some of its public art. “First Impressions” is a sculpture located in Playfair Street in The Rocks. This sandstone relief was created by Bud Dumas in 1979…

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…

Pandas at the Singapore Airport

Found this cute trail of Pandas at the Kuala Lumpur airport when we left for London in October 2023. I am linking it to Natalie’s PPAC

Art Inside Pasteis de Belem

When in Belém, don’t miss trying the original Pastel de Nata. Just remember, if you’re having more than one, it’s called Pasteis de Nata. ( which I am sure you will be having two or more of them)😂😂😂 You can find tasty pastel de nata all over Lisbon, but the ones from this famous bakery…

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…

Streetart shutters

BARCELONA, SPAIN As we expected, after leaving the Banksy Museum, we encountered a number of street art murals adorning the shutter doors along our route. I can’t get enough of them. The artworks may not be that outstanding, but when you see so many of them in one place … that’s pretty cool. I am…

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

The Triennial 2023 & More

First of all, Jack and I met Pat for lunch at a Malaysian restaurant. Yummmm Took some photos of Public Art around Melbourne. We headed to the city primarily to visit NGV, the National Gallery of Victoria, showcasing the Triennial 2023—an expansive collection of contemporary art created by over 100 talented artists. When we arrived…

Sculptures in Placa de Catalunya

In the heart of Barcelona lies Plaça de Catalunya, a sprawling square graced by an array of public art, making it one of the city’s grandest open spaces. Renowned for its statues and vibrant atmosphere… Its fountains … At the edge of the square is my favourite Font dels Sis Putti, an attractive fountain built…

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.

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…

Paris, here we come…

TRAVEL DIARY: PARIS 1 We took the Eurostar from London to Paris on the 8th of October. The moment we emerged from the bustling Gare du Nord station in Paris we were greeted by a spectacular view and sunshine. The hotel we reserved on Belleville turned out to be small, but it wasn’t as tiny…

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…

Looking back to my Philippine holiday

I saw these in my archive … reminiscing my trip in the Philippines last March. These are cute sculptures by Ronald Ventura in the Art Alley of BGC.. And that’s my niece with a new found friend. Linked to Natalie’s Photographingg Public Art Challenge And to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

One Morph among many in London

Morph is a British comedy animation and is now being highlighted on the streets of London. This unusual exhibition is called Morph’s Adventures in London. There are 56 sculptures of Morph popping up in various locations across the city, wearing different attires. Each sculpture is 6 foot tall and you would not miss it as…

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…

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….

A walk in Abbotsford Convent

After having a hearty lunch for Mother’s Day, fam and I went to the Abbotsford Convent to spend the rest of the day walking and talking about what has gone by during the past weeks that we didn’t see each other. With lush gardens, the Abbotsford Convent is a slice of the country, an art…

A Moody Walk

When I first saw the theme of the challenge for this week, I was confused as to what direction I was going to take. There were so many different ways of tackling the subject. But it was a Sunday and my hubby and I decided to go for a weekend walk to relax. So there…

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…

Pampering and Tuesday Streetart – 4

COLLINGWOOD, VIC This was on a Tuesday, the 11th of April, when I took the train to the city to catch up with Pat since she took a few days off to celebrate her birthday. We met up at the Parliament Station to catch the tram going to Collingwood. First we had a light breakfast…

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,…

Pat’s Tiny House solo Getaway

A mother always worries about her child no matter how old they may be… so when Pat told me that she booked a tiny home to stay all by herself in a place far, far away from the rest of civilisation… I was worried! For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Tiny House I…

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…

Windows Through TIME…

As i’ve mentioned on my previous post, I haven’t gone out much lately because of travel and health issues. So it feels so liberating to be able to go out and walk to this amazing installation in the Flinders Station in the middle of Melbourne CBD. And going with the theme, first we had this…

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…

Road Trip to Angono

TRAVEL DIARY: ANGONO 1 Angono, Rizal is said to be the art capital of the Philippines. It is about an hours drive from Makati CBD (depending on the traffic… which I know is very unpredictable). The town traces its artistic roots to Angono Petroglyphs in Binangonan, the oldest rock art in the Philippines, with over…