Beginning in Melbourne,

ending in  Africa.

A busker in Melbourne.

Not a large crowd watching…

…watching this busker, entertainer, contortionist

thread her way through the hoop.

I deliberately did not take a rear shot

of this young lady, opting instead for a side view.

I would love to see her perform again as I am

sure my camera has not done justice

to her very slim figure.

The back of an African elephant’s ear.

Our guide (with tongue firmly planted in his cheek)

described this as the whole of Africa


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:   Back-of-Things









Until I passed by this outdoor skating rink I had never seen one.

Melbourne has one.

Mostly children skating, hence the cropping of heads.

And when it was time for a coffee and whatever one desired,

this Melbourne laneway probably had as many people in it

as my home town’s entire population.


November18 WitsEnd-Inspirations: City-Life

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-L


My contribution for

this week’s challenge


(Needs to have at least two syllables)

Next week I will read instructions first!

Lions, lights and lamps do not fit.
But Geelong’s Laneway art,  does.


So does Melbourne’s Laneway art.

A Leopard is good.


Along with a Leemur at Melbourne’s Zoo.


Although the foreground is what I know as fog grass,

not very nutritious for livestock and a bit of a weed,

it still does form part of the

Moorabool Valley roadside landscape.


Travel Theme-Writing




Travel Theme.


The oft used phrase,

‘…The writing’s on the wall…’

laneway_0541is very evident in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane

and surrounds,


where artists writing the tags, names or slogans

for peace…and other things in vibrant colours


A computer generated piece of sign writing.


Last, but not least, one of my favourite pieces of

writing from the wall of one of Geelong’s Hotels.

  The sign changes about every week and

quite often I forget to look.


Where’s My Backpack:Writing






Weekly Photo Challenge-Ornate


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



I think ‘ornate’ is in the eye of the beholder.
stained-glass_1534For example the craftsmanship which has gone into

creating these stain glass windows is something

we would be unlikely to see today,

and yet at the time of creation was probably

not considered outstanding.

arcade_0518This skylight in one of Melbourne’s Arcades is not ornate…
arcade_0511but I think the wrought iron work is.


And immediately below the skylight is what reminds me of…arcade_0517

the Roman Tessellated Pavement in one of

Canterbury’s (U.K.) main streets…from memory.

Gog-Magog_0020Back in Melbourne we have the Royal Arcade

with Gog and Magog

keeping visitors aware of time as it passes.

Again I think the seven-foot high effigies are ornate

as is the Victorian Era Arcade,

which has been listed on the

Victorian Heritage Register.



Travel Theme-Letters




Travel Theme.


I found this wall during a lane-way walk.
letters_0185Not really sure who wrote these letters…
letters_0186or why they were on the wall.
letters_0187Some of them were sad…
letters_0188and all…

letters_0189simply gave an insight…

letters_0192the life of the author.


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Letters