My Lord…it must be Jesus!

This is the St James Church on the bustling intersection in Sydney. Walking on the tide side of the church I noticed a homeless person covering himself in a blanket with only his feet protruding. But then I thought, is it a real person or just a sculpture? Looking at it more closely, I noticed…

Limestone stacks and turbulent sea waters

Sofia leads us this week with the topic of “Water in motion”. And just in time, I together with my family, went to the Great Ocean Road to take them for a sight seeing roadtrip. I am also linking this to Jez’s Water Water Everywhere and for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday First stop was the…

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…

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

Metal pelicans all in a row

Large metal sculptures of pelicans are set on raised platforms jn the Marriott Waters Recreation Reserve in Lyndhurst. Linked to Debbie’s 6WS

Dangling in Style: Toy Story Revisited

I don’t even know where I saw this. But this was taken in March 2023. There’s so many titles that you can think of for this. Maybe you can add your own haha I am linking this to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday – 6WS

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

Thumbs up if it is OK!

Just got home to see the Triennial exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria. This is a sculpture in front of the NGV by David Shrigle. Linked to Debbie’s 6WS

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…

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.

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,…

Looking up, looking down in Sintra

Situated only 25km from Lisbon, Sintra is a picturesque town that has extravagant palaces, ancient castles and stunning scenery. One of the most popular day trip from Lisbon that people take is to see the colorful Palácio da Pena. This spectacular castle is located high in the Sintra Mountains and is considered one of Portugal’s…

I will just rest in here…

I didn’t recognise this humongous carabao resting on the side of the road. Until I suddenly did! For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

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…

Lunch by the River at SouthWharf

“Life is a sea of vibrant colours. Jump in.” – unknown South Wharf is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km south-west of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It is an area full of restaurants bars and shopping areas. Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge Debbie’s Six Word Saturday This day, a month ago,…

Life is Better if it’s Colourful

“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful. – Amy Leigh Mercree A colourful area in South Wharf, Melbourne. For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge and Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

Nothing wrong with doing simple things

“There’s nothing wrong with doing simple things.” – PCoelho Double dipping with challenges is not a new thing for me. In fact, I consider it as part of my personal challenges … combining as many challenges in one post. So, here I go with challenges dipped all together… Lens Artist Photo Challenge,, Photographing Public Art…

Just having a bit of fun…

“Colours speak all languages.” – Joseph Addison During the day, these installations at the Northcote Town Hall is cute, colourful and playful for kids and kids at heart (as you can see here). But I heard that it really is something else when the neon lights at night. This large scale interactive neon installations is…

Tulloch Castle: Is it really haunted?

“Whenever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands forever I love.” – Robert Burns It was nearly sunset when we reached our destination. This was the view from the parking lot. My cousins took us to the Tulloch Castle and this was where we stayed the night. Tulloch Castle is a 12th…

Public Art – Women’s Right to Vote

Great Petition is a Public Art located in Burston Reserve, near the Victorian State Parliament Building, in Melbourne, Australia. The sculpture was commissioned by the State Government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne, designed by artists Susan Hewitt and Penelope Lee. The Big Petition sculpture is a 20-metre-long scroll which goes on the ground…

That time of the year again …

“ When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.” – author unknown Before 2020, Patricia went back and forth to several countries for work. In November of 2019, she was in New York and she sent me these Halloween decoration photos. These may not be as…

Take me back to Acland Street

“I don know where I’m going but I’m on my way.” – unknown Melbourne has traded its prominent title of most liveable city (for 7 years) for the world’s most locked down city, as it officially recorded the dire new milestone.The city has now spent 246 days locked down, with the Covid restrictions among the…

There was a double rainbow yesterday

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou Six word Saturday Who says you have to go far to see beauty… taken during my afternoon walk with hubby after it drizzled. Yay for double rainbows 🌈 🌈. Taken with an iphone with panorama view.

Yes, Melbourne is still in lockdown

“You couldn’t do this and you couldn’t do that, but life went on.” – Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday and sorry if my title is sort of similar to yours. It has been 37 days of Lockdown for us…and that is only for Lockdown 6.0 … not counting…

I need some chairs now but…

… It’s lockdown I miss going to thrift shops especially on Sundays for the Sunday Markets. I haven’t done so for a long time especially that Lockdown doesn’t seem to be going away real soon! Pull Up a Seat Challenge and Six Word Saturday

Meet Ernest…Tim’s Friendly Neighbourhood Cat

“Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.” – Lillian Jackson Braun My son’s friendly neighbourhood cat just had a haircut and he sent me this photo. Ernest looks grumpy here but still cute anyway… 6 Word Saturday

Chairs that I couldn’t sit on…

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl Some CHAIR art pieces in a small art gallery in Fitzroy, Victoria. Debbie’s Six Word Saturday Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Whatever makes me smile is inspiration…

“If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive.If that’s not something to smile about,then I don’t know what is.” ― Chad Sugg Everything inspires me … not just a specific thing but that I am seeing this world through my very own eyes, I can dream, I can see my kids even in video messaging, I can hug my…

As the sun rises… beneath trees!

“Just as the sun rises, a fresh start begins. We all have a choice. Will you make the most of it?” – Jacqueline Cooper It is the last day of BeckyB’s #TreeSquare challenge so I decided to put this as my farewell post. Plus a quote to think about. Thanks Becky for a wonderful month…

Aboriginal Art behind a leafless tree

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.”– Australian Aboriginal Proverb This is for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday I saw this public art behind a tree as we were walking from a…