You never know what you are going to discover in Melbourne! Emma and I came across this beautiful wall just near Footscray Community Arts Centre. We couldn’t resist taking a few photos with beautiful wall and because it was raining, the umbrellas came out for a few too. Even a jumping photo was taken below. It was a lovely afternoon exploring an area of the city that I don’t know well as we also visited The Reverence Hotel, 8 Bit (both of which I have blogged about recently) and Savers. Got quite a few cute dresses from there too. I love my city and I love how I still don’t know all of her and you never know what you will find around the corner.
It’s a European Umbrella Monday.
From this week forward, my umbrella portraits will be presented along with vignettes written by Scott Woodard, a great friend of mine who is a awesome story writer. You can read more of his work here. These will allow the portraits to work in a new way – presenting both an image and story.
Someone huddled under the umbrella, looking at the postcards rather than the city itself, browsing through in order to justify standing under the umbrella, choosing which postcard they don’t want the least, lamenting that it never rains in postcards.
Day 5: The first Tuesday of every November is Melbourne Cup day. It is a public holiday in Melbourne, so the long weekend gave me the chance to run away to Perth for the weekend. So for the first time since I moved to Melbourne, I watched Melbourne Cup interstate. We had the required Sweepstakes – Gail won and then Barbar (my grandma) came second and third – and we had delicious food. This was finished off with cups of tea and gorgeous orange cake. It was a beautiful sun filled day, spent with family and friends we have known for so long that they are family now.
This month, I’ve decided to participate in the inaugural month of NaPhoPoMo! You may have heard of NaNoWriMo – the writing version – but Karen over at chookooloonks has starter her own Photography version this year and I can’t wait! As always, I post a photo a day over on Instagram, as @mandajanex. But I will be posting on here photos I take every day from my camera. I always wanted to do a 365 challenge with my DSLR but some days its hard to bring it, so I went with a phoneography 365 on Instagram. So making my self do a 30 day challenge with my camera is perfect! Hope you enjoy my November!
Last Friday, November 1, I took my gorgeous dogs for a walk to my favourite park. They had been a bit lonely for the last few days so it was perfect afternoon for all of us.
Quite awhile ago, I went on a day trip with my then new friend, Berlin. We had met only two weeks before this and decided to go on a day trip together! To say we are close now is an understatement! So this little daytrip was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
We had a gorgeous day, wandering the gardens, eating pies and checking out art galleries.