Bollards Are Not a Smiling Matter, Unless…

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  — Smile

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to show a smile (ours or someone else’s), or a photo which makes others smile, or both.  We can also share a photo of something that has brought a moment of joy into our lives recently, or that focuses on the outcome of that joy.  Here are some photos of festive bollards that make me smile. Read more

On the Road Again

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  – I’d Rather Be…  On the Road Again

A few years ago, I suffered from a serious depressive episode – you know, the kind where you just want to run away.  I’m not ashamed that even though I was nearly 50 years old at the time, I still needed my mum.  So I packed my bags and headed out on the road for the 1,500 kilometre trip north to mum’s.   Read more

Close Encounters of a Canberra Kind

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  –  Out of This World

If we could visit another society in another galaxy, what would their buildings look like?  Perhaps they might look like one of my favourite buildings, the Shine Dome, which houses the Australian Academy of Science.  The Shine Dome, which was completed in 1959, was constructed when the space race was just starting to get serious.  It is an exceptional building.  I’m grateful for the assistance of my true love who kindly took these photos for me.  I subsequently applied some filters to them to achieve the otherworldly special effects.

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Singin’ Sweet Songs of Melodies Pure and True

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  –  Sweet

Once upon a time, my love and I did what many young Aussies do – we went backpacking around Europe.  One of our favourite places was Nice.  Our stay in Nice was not without its dramas, and maybe because of that, it made the rest of our stay all the more sweet.

Our hotel room window overlooked an alley way and apartments.  Every morning, a little canary in its cage was hung outside the window of the adjoining apartment.  Read more

Silent No More

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Silence

I have chosen two photos of outdoor sculptures to represent this week’s theme of ‘silence’.  I used a sculpture last week too.  When you’re onto a good thing, might as well stick to it.

The first photo is of Emile Bourdelle’s sculpture of Penelope.

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Penelope by Emile Bourdelle – National Gallery of Australia

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