Birthday parties on a balcony – in a beautiful city

By | September 29th, 2017|architecture, bars and restaurants, friends, holidays, light art|

My evening was a feast of the senses. First, a 180 degree view of Port Melbourne from a coast facing balcony on the fifth floor. Absolutely amazing :-) Beers, sparkling, espresso martinis (not for me though, I would be climbing the walls), cheese and nice conversation. Then another view out over the harbour, with lights [...]

dreaming of the perfect shot

By | June 15th, 2017|architecture, art, parks and gardens, photography|

The problem with planning Instagram is that I am looking for a particular shot. And nothing in my existing library will do. I am wondering if it will ruin the fun of Instagram, if I am going to get obsessed with planning the next shot. It will not be as instantaneous and fun as it [...]

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Doo be Doo – good feeling when it is done

By | June 13th, 2017|architecture, school|

Hooray! It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected :-) Hooray, hooray. It is done. I am pretty sure I would have passed. :-) Hooray, hooray. Now just a nutrition essay and my house inspection on Thursday and I am done. 'Oh what a beautiful morning! Oh what a beautiful day! Everything is going my [...]

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autumn leaves for the soul

By | May 21st, 2017|architecture, bars and restaurants, interesting people, music, weather|

There is so much beauty in the world. It is amazing what can be found on a simple autumn walk through the neighbourhood. It was an absolutely stunning day yesterday. Good for getting out to drink beer in reclaimed car parks in the city.

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The perfect day – suffused with wine and dappled street light

By | May 5th, 2017|architecture, bars and restaurants, interesting people, light art, music, photography, school, weather|

Happiness and jelly cats. Life is so beautiful and there is a lot to love about this beautiful, not too cold, autumn evening. I am on my way across town to see some art and have dinner and drinks with some friends. Is there anything nicer? Today was the perfect day! Here comes the train! [...]

noble like a knight – Gretta Ray – Towers

By | April 14th, 2017|architecture, light art, music|

So happy to have found Gretta Ray. Towers is the kind of song that I hum when I wake up from an inspiring dream in the middle of the night. So cheerful, so life affirming, so inspirational, so cinematic. Favourite song of the week.

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photography for refreshment

By | March 20th, 2017|architecture, bars and restaurants, photography, weather|

Photography is such a good antidote for a mind that can not take in one more scrap of useful information. It is nice to lose myself in light and colour and rejuvenate. Summer nights are nearly gone for another year. I thought this bar captured the vibe of those delicious, warm evenings perfectly with its [...]

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