Habitat Bearded Dragon-Woodlands and Forest | Toowoomba-Darling Downs

The other morning I discovered a bearded dragon basking in the sun among the dry grass and leaf litter near the woodlands. It is a fierce-some prehistoric looking creature. I was able to get close and take a few pics. Very well camouflaged like an old piece of  grey wood, spotted with aged lichen growth. It […]

Whiptail Wallaby-Toowoomba-Darling Downs

The past two weeks I spent in a country retreat on a mountain outside Toowoomba. The wildlife here have a fairly safe environment on the back of the mountain. The property is very prone to storms; the crackle and roll of thunder and lightning give quiet spectacular shows, as does the sunsets over the plains below. The […]

Amazing Broadwater and Coastline at Southport

This week I am enjoying an amazing view of the coastline and Broadwater  at Southport on the Gold Coast. The view changes everyday with the morning light, sunlight and evening shadows. It is a constant source of delight from my balcony 44 floors up at the Meriton. The traffic flow on the Broadwater is continuous throughout the […]

On the Water – Port Phillip Bay

On the water Just had two weeks in Doreen an outer suburb of Melbourne. Spent a day on the water in Port Phillip Bay fishing. I was so mad at myself, couldn’t believe I didn’t take my camera with. It was a beautiful day and  Port Phillip Bay is a picturesque spot. Didn’t do to well […]

Uni Design Hub – RMIT University

Uni Design Hub Next stop on my recent sightseeing venture in Melbourne CBD brought me to the RMIT Uni Design Hub on the corner of Victoria Street and Swanston Street.  If you are already at Melbourne Central or the State Library head down Swanston Street towards Victoria Street to the City Baths, you can’t  miss the RMIT Uni Design […]

Coop’s Shot Tower underneath the Glass Cone

The Shot Tower When I hopped off city circle tram at Melbourne Central in Latrobe Street and went up the escalators into Melbourne Central shopping centre, I stood transfixed to see this huge brick tower inside a glass cone. What a wonderful way to preserve this historically important old building in the middle of Melbourne […]

City Sightseeing ‘Hop on’ ‘Hop off’ – Melbourne

‘Hop on’ and ‘Hop off’  If you enjoy city sightseeing on foot in Melbourne CBD, take a stroll down  Swanston Street from Flinders Street  to the State Library of Victoria, it is definitely worth a visit. On the way is another historic building, the Melbourne City Hall, free tours are available.  The State Library is […]

City Sightseeing – ACMI – Street Art – Melbourne

Australian Centre for the Moving Image Almost the end of October still cold,cloudy,rainy weather in Melbourne.  One fine day at the weekend, took a train into Flinders Street Station for some more sightseeing in Melbourne city starting at Federation Square (opposite Flinders Street Station). If you’re a visitor don’t forget to stop off at the […]

Delectable Desserts – Hopetoun Tea Rooms – Victorian elegance in the City Centre

Hopetoun Tea Rooms a popular venue in Victorian times A famous spot just inside the entrance to the  Block Arcade is the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. The Tea Rooms opened in 1891 for the Victorian Ladies’ Work Association by Lady Hopetoun.  Lady Hopetoun was the wife of the first Governor of Victoria, Lord Hopetoun.  The Tea […]

Exclusive specialty shops – Iconic Block Arcade – Business centre of Melbourne

Block Arcade – Melbourne – Business Centre On my last trip to Melbourne I managed a day in  the business centre to visit the iconic Block Arcade.  The Block Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade built between 1891 and 1893. A Melbourne financier Benjamin Fink requested architect, David C Askew to produce plans for a […]

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