While I walked down Kyoto’s Shijo-dori, I discovered a sight I never expected to find in this immaculate city — a tangle of wires; not that it was a common sight. Continue reading Who said, only in India?
The Whites Hill to Carindale Bikeway started opposite Brisbane’s Carindale Shopping Centre, but I avoided that starting point because of the noise of the traffic along Creek Road. Continue reading A galah spotting hike
Because it hadn’t visited Vancouver’s most well known park in close to two decades, I decided to catch the skytrain and return, even though I knew Queen Elizabeth Park was on the tourist radar with as many as six million annual visitors. Continue reading Amongst the flowers
It wasn’t until this trip to Japan that I realised there was another artistic expression rather than those in art galleries, spray painted on public walls or in fabric designs —food. Continue reading A Japanese art form
When I entered the Regent Theatre as a child to see a Disney movie and later an Elvis movie as a teenager, I was enthralled as I still am, by the ostentatious design of the building’s interior. Continue reading Brisbane’s Regent
I may pretend that moats were something boys were interested in, but in truth, they fascinated me as well. The Nijo-jo Castle Imperial Villa had two: the outer moat surrounded the entire complex and within the walled off area an additional moat, the inner moat housed Honmaru-goten Palace and its garden. Continue reading A fascination with moats
I was headed towards the Brisbane River, but on the way spotted The Brolgas by Lindsay Daen, stationed in the middle of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. It stood before a bamboo grove. The inspiration for the work came from a shipwrecked sailor who once lived with Aborigines for seventeen years. Continue reading By river bends