The Esplanade on a really sunny Melbourne day.
I adore this building. It’s very Spanish and I always heard the Granada tune from Vicky Christina Barcelona when I pass by.
What I would give to live there.
Sometimes I just like to take pictures of what I wear. I guess its an old habit difficult to boot out from the system.
Yesterday was a lovely, full-fledged SUMMER day in Melbourne so flouncing skirts, jellies and half sleeves were the pick of the day. Unlike today where it’s shifted back to winter.
Currently finishing off this fantastic book on the “New Journalism” movement during the 60s in America. It’s part of the report I am writing and thoroughly enjoying it. It’s linking me to great books and passages and as soon as I have some free time, I am going to quote them and stuff. Maybe here.
Augh. “STUFF”. Must stop using that word. it’s a lazy English habit.
Ray Bradbury is quoted to have said “we travel for romance, we travel for architecture and we travel to be lost”. In my part, I can rule our romance. For all of us, getting lost doesn’t seem to be an option thanks to google maps [laptop or phone]. But architecture, I concur Mr. Bradbury.
I am struck by buildings. A very good friend remarked on it by chance. He was taking me around Sydney and pointed to old houses and buildings saying “there. You’ll like them. Take your pictures”. Of course, he was making fun of me but nonetheless, yes. I do love buildings and things.
The bookshop where I bought my “Wuthering Heights” from. It’s a cute little store. Glad I walked in today because they are moving somewhere a little further from here.
I think their best collection is their history section. Fantastic books. If I had a house, if I didn’t need to worry about luggage weight and the likes, I’d have bought some.
Took this picture without even looking into the lens I think. i was so apprehensive because I wasn’t sure if they allowed photography in this place. It’s a school for something. Can’t even remember what I read.
It was just so pretty and rested along the path where I was walking so in one swoop, it resulted into this picture. Not too shabby I think?
Feels like such a long slumber since I last posted. It’s been a crazy month and the next 12 days remaining in this month is only going to get crazier. It’s the final semester meaning the last dates for assignments are heaving in and one cannot prioritize because everything is important.
YET… today I went on one of my photo walks. I finally visited this little secondhand bookshop in St. Kilda that I had always seen and well… yes. I bought a book. I seem to be on a quest of buying books from every bookshop I visit but you see, books really are an investment.
This one is Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT COVER?
We already have one at home. I am not sure if its from the family collection or my sister’s, but it’s also rather lovely. It’s one of those old books that has the look of a collector’s item.
Anyway. This one is strictly mine now so it’s all good. :) Might give it another read during the break.
My recent photography “muses” seem to be recurring quite often so I hope you will forgive the repetitive measures.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I am currently working on a very interesting report that covers a lot of what I am interested in so that means, I’ve been spending large parts of my time in the library and under my quilt reading with green tea nearby.