Weekly Photo Challenge: ATOP

The wedding, our son’s.  The month, February. The year, 2016.  The venue, Eureka Tower.  The views, stunning.  The ceremony, beautiful.  The company, excellent.  The food, incredible. The Eureka Tower is a residential tower block complex  in the South Bank suburb of Port Philip, Melbourne, Australia. The tower is named after the Eureka Stockade rebellion during…

Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Water Dragons are found up and down the east coast of Australia between Cooktown in northern Queensland and down to the New South Wales south coast.  We came across this beautiful specimen on our trip up to Yamba last year.  It was basking along the shores of the Clarence River. Show us something that surprised or…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

Whether it’s a person, a building, or an abstract shape, show us something that exists harmoniously with its surroundings. In October last year we spent a week in Grafton during the annual Jacaranda Festival.  We were camping with friends and enjoyed the immersion into country-town life as they celebrated each day throughout the week of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

The Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia) Baptist Tabernacle – modelled on  Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle in London was completed in 1889 and the foundation stones were laid on Christmas day 1889.  The Tabernacle opened in 1890, much to the delight of not only the congregation but the people of the City of Newcastle. Humans love naming…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

As a child Christmas was about anticipation.  Anticipation of summer holidays that meant no more school, looking forward to summer vacations at the beach. Of course the excitement of dressing the Christmas tree meant presents and we eagerly participated in the-night-before-Christmas ritual preparing Santa’s slice of Christmas cake and a bottle of Coca Cola to…