Architecture

As High as the Government in Tokyo

What is special about the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building? Read more to find out.

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Monday walk -Boreen Point Foreshore

It has been some time since I have been walking with Jo and I am delighted to be able to join in again! Yesterday, despite the oppressive humidity and the summer heat, we visited Boreen Point, situated on the shores of the largest lake in the super hip Noosa Region of Queensland, the Sunshine State… Continue reading Monday walk -Boreen Point Foreshore

Community, Environment

Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Canary Islands

Where do think this structure is located? Every second Monday, I post a new photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object.  I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your… Continue reading Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Canary Islands

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Norway

Can you guess the location of the photo I feature each week? Test your trivia knowledge and join in the fun. Pingbacks for correct guesses. Submissions welcome.

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Røros – A Walk back in ‘Mine’

Way up in the central highlands of Norway, close to the Swedish border, lies a hidden gem with a history, unique and lengthy enough that UNESCO has placed it on its heritage list. Today, stepping back in time at Røros has more to offer than history.

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Finding my Feet in Finland

I was surprised with what I found. Can I say that? I knew so little about Helsinki or Finnish history. The Nordic regions weren't a focus of the Australian school curriculum at all. In fact, growing up in Australia in the sixties,you would be considered a bit of a nerd, or at least a well-read… Continue reading Finding my Feet in Finland

Architecture, Community, History & Traditions

Back in Bakklandet – Travel Tuesday

With every tourist arriving in Trondheim, (Western Norway), heading for the medieval Nidaros Cathedral and the mandatory picture in front of the "Gamle Bybro" ( the Old Town Bridge, built in the late 19th century) shown below, with its iconic carved woodwork, you could be forgiven for asking why you would seek out the back streets of Trondheim.The locals know but do you......

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New Zealand – Oriental Bay

It is said that you can't beat Wellington on a good day, and really, you can't. The beach and harbour-side is so accessible from the city, it is ridiculous. Croc Bikes at Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand Oriental Bay, Wellington You can choose to stroll along the 3 km or so promenade, relax by sitting… Continue reading New Zealand – Oriental Bay

Australia, Community, Environment, Gardening

World Heritage Springbrook National Park – reminders of Tambourine Mountain

I found Kristin's fabulous travel blog, A Pair of Boots and a Backpack. and her entry High Above Tamborine Mountain on the Skywalk | A Pair of Boots and a Backpack which reminded me of a short break I took,  in UNESCO world heritage listed Springbrook national park. Memories of  the waterfalls, the soft spray… Continue reading World Heritage Springbrook National Park – reminders of Tambourine Mountain