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…

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…

Whimsical: for the child within you

Step into a storybook dessert place, adorned with lollipops, fairy floss and magical trees … a whimsical world of sweets. In Camden market, London, I saw this delightful sweets and ice cream shop called Hans & Gretel. I had this Ube (purple yam) & Honeycombe flavoured ice cream. Linked to Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge…

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…

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…

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

Lightscape in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens

It is that time of the year again… when the companies make a fortune promoting the chilly weather. They’re saying “C’mon lazy people get out and have fun”. So last Saturday that is what we did. Gave our precious $120 (for 3 people) of hard earned money to watch a winter light show at the…

Tuesday Streetart in Oakleigh – 13

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Oakleigh is a suburb in the southeast of Victoria, 14 km from the CBD of Melbourne. In one of the hidden corners in Oakleigh are these street art on both sides of a laneway done by the AWOL Crew which is a team of well-known street artists. Some crew members include Adnate, Dreams,…

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…

Random Public Art in the Philippines

It has been two months since I have returned from my holiday in the Philippines and I still have a lot of leftover photos that I haven’t posted. So here are more public art for Natalie’s challenge. Photographing Public Art Challenge – PPAC The Trees is a modern sculpture symbolising the Circle of Life by…

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…

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…

“Tuloy po kayo”

Tuloy Po Kayo is a Filipino warm welcoming expression to invite you to someone’s home or to simply say welcome. Here is my nephew on the signage in the front of the Nemiranda Atelier Museum The art door of the Blanco Museum. Opposite the Blanco museum is this colourful toucan door. A pretty door of…

Saturday Morning Surprise

It is a sunny Saturday morning and I just woke up. When I looked at my phone I saw this message from Tim and I thought it was more from his travels, but it wasn’t…it is from the Spitafiuelds/Shoreditch area in London where he lives. Happy that he was thinking of me while walking around….

A Sitting Koala

Last Wednesday, I opted not to attend my morning swimming class and just go to a gallery instead. Well, why not? Went to the local Bunjil Place to see the work of Sydney-based artist Rosie Deacon. She is well known for her exuberant sculptural installations, This exhibit is created specifically for Bunjil Place Gallery. SPAGHETTI-STACK-SNUFFLE-SHUFFLE…

St Kilda Public Art

These are murals found near Acland Street in St Kilda. St Kilda is an inner seaside suburb in Melbourne, 6 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. Mural by Bronikart Such a gigantic mural on the doorway of a Backpackers accommodation in Carlisle Street Release the Bats by Melbourne Based Muralist Haden Dewar Back alleyways Graffiti Entrance…

Tudor Village in Fitzroy Gardens

In the middle of Fitzroy Gardens is this village modelled by Edgar Wilson, a pensioner from Hamilton Road, Norwood, London, England. He did this task as a hobby. The buildings represent a typical Kentish village during the “Tudor” period of the English history. There are 28 concrete buildings in the village. This village is composed…

Trams and more trams

Images of tram murals which I have compiled through the years. Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge This first one is the common design of our Melbourne tram while the others are special, random ones.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit in Melbourne

“On the completion of the Sistine chapel ceiling: I’ve finished that chapel I was painting. The pope is quite satisfied.” – Michelangelo This unique exhibition in Emporium, Melbourne took me to the world of the greatest masterpieces of Michelangelo, seen from a totally different perspective. Photographing public art Challenge Six Word Saturday 6WS There were…