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.
Nouméa, Nouvelle–Calédonie, is a beautiful place. Along with my best friend Maree, I was lucky enough to visit for a week this month. There are so many snapshots that I want to share but I am going to start with the smallest island we visited, on our first full day in New Caledonia. Coming from wintery Melbourne, the warmth was so lovely – being able to just wear summer dresses and sandals was divine. Because of this beautiful weather, we spent our first day by the sea. In fact, we spent most days by the water! How can you not when it is that blue?!?!
L’Île aux Canards is a tiny little island about 5 minutes by taxi boat from the main land. It is the weekend getaway for those from Nouméa or, on the weekdays, for the few token tourists that aren’t on cruises visit this little island. All that is really here is a little beach shack, umbrellas, chairs and coral sand! Yes, the sand is made from coral, which made the jumping photo below a little tricky – trying to avoid the coral! It was such a beautiful island, and so close, that we came back another day via kayak to snorkel around the island.
It was a gorgeous place to start off our trip and these photos remind me of my sun-soaked memories, spending the day on a tiny little island, named after ducks! Even though there weren’t any on the island (:
I’ve shared so far the moving pictures and the video of the night, but now to some stillness. Photos are my natural medium and I love mixing it up with the gifs and videos, but stills are where I feel most comfortable. The night was a visual smorgasbord of images and every where I turned was something new to capture. My highlights were Purple Rain (click here to read more about this experience), Wonderland (here), The Vortex (here), Molecular Kaledioscope (here), I Could Have Danced All Night (here) and Bells, Bells, Bells (here).
This is part 1 of the Stills Collection.