For me no matter where I travel and what I see, nothing warms the heart faster than a sincere smile, moments earlier i turned to see this gorgeous woman chatting to my girls and smiling away, language barrier? I think not, she was fascinated by them and I couldn’t help but fall in love with her, and i had to ask her for a hug, no journey is complete without the people you meet.
Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar, Burma
Do you want to see that smile, click here.
There was something about those big brown eyes that had me in a trance, for more than just a moment, long before I clicked the shutter, time stood still, he appeared as an unfinished painting, blurred, and everything around him disappeared even sound. A sense of Deja’ vu or was it an image I have already seen locked in my subconscious mind? I was so fixed on his eyes I didn’t notice the driver until I uploaded the image on my laptop, we really do see what we want to see, what captures our soul and delights our heart in the moment.
I love those cars that flood the streets of Kolkata.
After 19 hours of travel time I was a little spaced out, who knows, I only got to spend about 5 hours in Kolkata, the plan was to spend a day at the end of my trip. It’s so easy to get lost in India, going with the flow, moving every few days by train that I nearly ended up in Pakistan! With only a few days left it was easier to get back to Delhi to fly to Kolkata to fly home, I knew I had to catch that flight book or i would have got lost for longer.
Imagine having this beautiful beach all to yourself on a warm sunny day.
It’s possible at Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island!
Took about 2 hours to drive from Penneshaw, taking my time again,
A stop at Flinders Chase Information Centre, Just as well, i didn’t realise that there was a fee to enter the National park, I said that to the lady behind the counter, to which she replied “well obviously you were not looking out for signs!”
I said “that’s right I was too busy looking out for Roos!”
I spent about 2 hours here mostly timing in between small bus loads of people visiting, with a wonderful selection of accents.
At one stage I had to organise a group of young girls to get their photos around performing hand stands, really?!!!! apart from the fact that at that age we think we are immortal, really didn’t want to see anyone fall off the edge!!!
Thought it was kind of funny, they thanked me before they left!
Allowing an American tourist who was annoyed at them, I gestured after you, get your shots in first, also a thank you, and man who decided to ignore me, camera set up tripod included, oh well he did say sorry!!! lol
Finally i got my shots, gotta be quick around people coming and going and getting a little creative using rocks to hide a few people who liked where they were standing, oh well, I think we all got our shots in the end, a stroll around, not daring to cross the line and did the right thing.
Would have been amazing at sunset, so if you are brave enough to travel at that time, please be careful. I only saw one Roo cross about 100 metres in front of me although lots of road kill and skid marks on the road.
Feeling blessed about my safe journey to and from, in fact for the 3 days I was cruising around.
This partially completed church sits in a paddock in Greendale Victoria.
Greendale is a town in central Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Moorabool local government area, 81 kilometres west north west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Greendale and the surrounding area had a population of 536.
Across the road a very cool old cemetery, Perfect clouds to capture the mood of the place.
Colour or Black and White?
A little trip out to Gordon, Victoria
Last time I was out there i joined a Pano workshop, being a little late in the day I decided to go back a couple of days ago to recreate this pano, while i was there I met David who was renovating this charming old building while he told took me through and told me about the future plans, a Middle eastern restaurant, yum. I have to say he is doing a great job the owners will be pleased., he also told me about the history of the place.
Part of the building was an old pub and butcher, back in its day.
A stay from Mother Theresa, and some great old pics of what it looked like added to a great 10 minute story, then time to set up for my pano shot.
Our conversation finished with the heads up about a town close by, coming up next!
I for one am looking forward to dining in at Gordon Bleu
69 Main Street, Gordon, 3345
You will find this new restaurant in front of Gordon Town Hall in the main street.
A Great find, cruising around with my kids during summer holidays.
A very sweet town full of history.
Situated between Geelong and Ballarat, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with hotels, shops, churches and a population of over 1000. At the height of the 1860s gold rush, Steiglitz township had more than 1500 residents, four hotels, a newspaper, a variety of shops and even an undertaker.
Now most of the town and its surroundings are included in the Steiglitz Historic Park. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, relax with a picnic or pan for gold. Of course, a trip to the park wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Steiglitz Court House, with its display of photographs, maps and relics of gold year. The court house is open on Sunday and public holidays, and at other times by arrangement.
Steiglitz Historic Park is about 80km west of Melbourne. Take the Princes Highway to Werribee and follow the signs for about 40km to Anakie and Steiglitz. Alternatively, approach from Geelong, Bacchus Marsh or Ballan.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria – including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
Sunset at Walls of China, Lake Mungo, NSW
Last stop of the Lake Mungo circuit
The walls of China
We couldn’t get a tour, so we decided to have a wonder around, respectfully not jumping any fences,
I fell in love with that tree from a distance, although I didn’t take my long lens with me so that was that.
A lovely local tour guide spotted my travel companion and invited us in, how kind was that!
Graham was really friendly and allowed us to wonder in until sunset.
My feet still full of blisters upon blisters from the last few weeks,
I went in!!!
YOU only live once!
Graham was also kind enough to give me not one but two bottles of water.
Really nice to chat with him and watch the sunset..
You can find Graham with all his local wisdom through,
A short film, a story very close to my heart.
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