A passion for travel and photography

  • Stairway to Heaven
  • DSC_5459
  • Stockholm Palace
  • Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly
  • The Jubilee Line, Waterloo
  • Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • Temperate House
  • Australian War Memorial
  • G-EAQM (cn PD)
  • Hosier Lane Graffiti

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Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to HeavenSculpture by the Sea is staged along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. The concept for Sculpture by the Sea was the culmination of many years thinking, where a new step in the thought process came up every year or so. Essentially the exhibition came from a desire to create a major, free to the public arts event for Sydney and this is one of the many pieces of art on display from the 2013 exhibition.

Dubai Spice Souk

DSC_5459Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market (or souk) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The Spice Souk, situated on Sikkat Al Khail Road, is in the locality of Al Ras. The souk comprises several narrow lanes which are lined with open and closed-roof stores. Read the rest of this page »

Stockholm Palace

Stockholm PalaceThe Stockholm Palace or the Royal Palace (Swedish: Stockholms slott or Kungliga slottet) is the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch (the actual residence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia is at Drottningholm Palace). Stockholm Palace is located on Stadsholmen (“city island”), in Gamla Stan (the old town) in the capital, Stockholm. It neighbours the Riksdag building and Stockholm Cathedral.

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Burlington Arcade, Mayfair

Burlington Arcade, PiccadillyThe longest and most beautiful covered shopping street in Britain, the Burlington Arcade has been heralded as an historic and architectural masterpiece and a true luxury landmark in London ever since it was first unveiled to great acclaim in 1819. As one of Britain’s first shopping arcades, it has led the way in retail trends and remains a pioneer to this day.

The Jubilee Line, Waterloo

The Jubilee Line, WaterlooWaterloo tube station is a London Underground station located at Waterloo station. It is the busiest station on the network and is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and the Waterloo & City lines.

This particular shot is of the tunnel to the Jubilee line which looks very futuristic.

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts, London“Australia” – Marking the first major survey of Australian art in the UK for 50 years, this exhibition spans more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and seeks to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation through its art.

Temperate House

Temperate HouseOpened in 1863, the Temperate House is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world. From August 2013, Kew is undertaking a vital five year restoration project, costing 34.3 million pounds. The project will restore the Temperate House and its surrounding landscape, and convert the adjoining Evolution House into a world class public engagement centre.

Australian War Memorial

Australian War MemorialThe Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

G-EAQM (cn PD)

G-EAQM (cn PD)G-EAQM / PD (cn F1278) This historic aircraft was the first single-engine aircraft to fly from England to Australia, in 1920. The journey took an incredible 206 days, including two forced landings in the Middle East and a crash at Moulmein, Burma. The letters ‘PD’ are Parer & McIntosh’s sponsor, Peter Dawson whiskey distillers. Built for the RAF as F1278 in 1918, the aircraft was purchased by the Australian War Memorial for 250 pounds in 1922. Restored 1975-1990.

Hosier Lane Graffiti

Hosier Lane GraffitiCool, cluttered and collected, Hosier Lane is one of Melbourne’s great attractions. But unlike many of the city’s hidden or long-reaching laneways, Hosier provides an easily accessible example of how the council allows Melbourne’s minds to wander.

The majority of the artwork is commissioned and/or approved by Citylights, with one of the key elements being the light boxes which are updated approximately every ten weeks. Due to the gonzo nature of graffiti, unauthorized work often appears, but that’s partly the point Read the rest of this page »

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