I am a city girl

Most of you know that I come from the Philippines, but a lot of you may not know that in the Philippines I lived in Makati, the financial hub … the Skyscrapers capital … the shopping destination … and I love it. I worked there for 10 years with my office on the top floor.

Went on a holiday a few months back and here we stayed at my sister’s place. I enjoyed having the shops just a walking distance from me.

When my family decided to move to Melbourne in 1991 I felt homesick for a good many years because it was oh so quiet here in Melbourne compared to where I used to live. For financial reasons, I was forced to get a house farther away from the city centre. I have now lived in the suburbs for about 24 years, which is a much simpler and quieter life and I absolutely love the environment where I am right now.

But as I’ve said, I am a city girl by heart, so on most weekends I still can’t help but go back to the city. That is where I enjoy the busy streets and laneways, the noise of the cafes, the city night lights…

Inspired by Tina’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Environment


  1. bushboy says:

    I loved this Teresa 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Brian! Gotta love where you are 👍

  2. wanderlustig says:

    Lovely post, great pictures and text!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the nice comment ❤️

  3. Sofia Alves says:

    Great post, Teresa! I always enjoy your street photography,excellent.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Sofia. Much appreciated coming from you ❤️

  4. Toonsarah says:

    You’re very like me, happy to live in the suburbs but loving frequent visits to the city centre!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yay to us!

  5. JohnRH says:

    Excellent photos all. Love the cityscapes and the skycapes.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks John.

  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Terrific photos of city life 😀 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Cee 😍

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful response Teresa. Love that you love where you live but still head into the city on weekends! Lucky you to have access to both 😀 Gorgeous images of both environments, especially loved the night shot

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much, glad that you liked my photos.

  8. Ju-Lyn says:

    I hear you, Teresa – I am a city girl too!

    Lovely you were able to visit with family!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Ju-Lyn High five on that.

      I was so happy that I was given the chance after pandemic.

  9. Wind Kisses says:

    The best of both worlds.

    1. Teresa says:

      So true 👍 Thanks ❤️

  10. solaner says:

    It’s great, people are different. I like your approach of seeing the city. I, personally, try to avoid going to a (big) city, despite it’s somewhat interesting. So, thanks for sharing your view and a bit of your personality 👍

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