Some out of state people might think I’m referring to banana benders; the name given to people living in the sunshine state. But I’m talking about the unique architecture of the original wooden homes built especially for the sultry climate. Continue reading What’s a Queenslander?
I read that Shiorian was a kimono museum, but it was more than that. In fact, I was immediately drawn to the beautiful house. Continue reading Kyoto’s Shiorian
I visited this quaint little town in peak tourist season, yet I didn’t spot one other tourist — what a luxury when every other place I’d visited had been on tourist overload. Continue reading The Charm of Thames
Photo courtesy: Moongateclimber — Wikimedia Commons
I was never a big fan of museums. I’ve woven my way through artifacts and paintings in most continents and only been excited by a few displays. Continue reading Dar es Salaam’s Vibrant Village Museum
Inside Ma May’s traditional two-storey house I ran my hand over the iron wood trimmings. I walked to the back of the hundred year old house where the kitchen stood in an open courtyard, sun streaming down from the open square. Continue reading A Hanoi Traditional House
I hope Melbourne hangs on to many of the beautiful early houses that were built a hundred or more years back. Continue reading Melbourne’s period houses