One of the recent photo challenges from WordPress was Fresh. I love fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. I find myself wanting to cook from scratch rather than buying processed foods such as dips and marinades. I always have some fresh basil on hand to add to my cooking.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for March 13th was Wall. This photo is of Melbourne Town Hall’s Christmas projection. Each loop rang for eight minutes. It was very spectacular.
Melbourne is well-known for it’s street art. Although it is still shunned in many areas, in Hosier Lane it is embraced. It’s the sort of place you need to visit regularly because it changes every few weeks.
I took this photo yesterday at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix yesterday in Melbourne. The Roulettes fly over every year and do a series of acrobatic moves. The beautiful blue sky provided the perfect background.
Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania. This wing of the house contains the kitchen on the ground level and the staff quarters upstairs. The house was built in the 1830’s when Australia was still very young.
Dawn Princess cruise ship, docked at Mason Cove at Port Arthur
I took this photo on a recent cruise on the Dawn Princess. Our stateroom was a fair way down the hall so it felt like we had to do a lot of walking to get to the stairs and elevators. One day I turned around and realised how long it actually was so I decided to take a couple of photos. This photo doesn’t even show the full length of the hallway.
Florence Falls was the first of three waterfalls we visited during our tour of Litchfield National Park. It is a beautiful double waterfall with a waterhole at the base where you can swim, safe in the knowledge there are no crocodiles around.
The White Night festival is still in its infancy in Melbourne. This year was only the second time it has been held. However it has become one of the most popular. Held in the 3rd week of February when Summer is just past its peak, the nights are normally warm which encourages more people to join in. Scenes are projected on to many buildings, there are laser displays and live music and dance all around the city and Yarra River.
This year it was on the same night as a Melbourne Victory game at AAMI Park so we walked the short distance to see what it was all about. It is so crowded it is best to stay on the outskirts of the city where you can see and enjoy more.
The Old Darwin Town Hall Ruins were originally built in 1883 during the Pine Creek gold rush. This building earlier survived the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese during WWII, only to be eventually destroyed by Cyclone Tracy 30 years later. Heritage listed, the Darwin Town Hall Ruins are all that remain today constructed in 1882.
Nowadays the ruins are used to house theatre performance. It is now one giant room that provides a backdrop for open-air theatre.