Parramatta Park ~ Part 1

Parramatta Park is on the outskirts of the suburb of Parramatta and has a lot to offer, photographically. Last week we took a stroll through the place before we headed over to enjoy dinner and take some evening images of Christmas lights; though you may recall, that didn’t work very well for me. Enjoy the lush green and colours of this set 🙂

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning images at: http://www.rayscam.com/

1. Up above!
1. Up above!
2. Lines and curves...
2. Lines and curves…
3. Loved  the contrast I saw when I looked down.
3. Loved the contrast I saw when I looked down.
4. "I say, Myrtle, it is rather hot today...fancy a swim?"
4. “I say, Myrtle, it is rather hot today…fancy a swim?”
5. I found this view interesting.
5. I found this view interesting.
6. A
6. A water dragon.
7. Red...
7. Red…
8.
8. White…
9. Orb weaver.
9. Orb weaver.
10.
10. A side entrance to the park, built in 1885 in the Tudor style.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year with good health, laughter, peace and happiness! See you in 2015! 🙂

Light me up!

This week the plan was to have a colourful Christmas theme for you. One of beautifully coloured lights and Christmas decorations. However our plans to go into the city were foiled by circumstances beyond our control, so we went to Parramatta; which is a big-ish suburb that we thought would have some nice lighting. We were wrong. So…..I dug out some old ‘light’ images and put them together with some of the Parramatta shots and came up with this…

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning images at: http://www.rayscam.com/

1. Water ghosts.
1. Water ghosts.
2. Escalator.
2. Light lines…
3. Reflection lights.
3. On the street.
4.
4. Reflection lights.
5. Do I stay or do I go?"
5. STOP!
6. Mmmm...coffee ;-)
6. Mmmm…coffee 😉
6. 'Bumpy ride' lights.
7. ‘Bumpy ride’ lights.
Parramatta Town Hall all lit up.
8. Parramatta Town Hall all lit up for Christmas.
9. The clock.
9. The clock.
10. A dressed up and illuminated display window.
10. A dressed up and illuminated display window.

 

Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas. Enjoy the time with family and friends 🙂

Cape Town ~ Part 2

Last week in South Africa! Wow, it was awesome sharing my SA images with you for these last 16 weeks! A lovely way to reminisce 🙂 I hope you enjoyed them all. The following images were taken at the Durbanville Wine Estate, Belville and en~route to the airport.

 

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning images at: http://www.rayscam.com/

1.Our friend Jana took us from De Grendel to the Durbanville Wine Estate to see the gorgeous sunset.
1.Our friend Jana took us from De Grendel to the Durbanville Wine Estate to see the gorgeous sunset.
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2. Part of the city can be seen here.
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3. Layers of colours…
4.
4. Beautiful light…
5.
5. Orange blast!
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6. Super zoomed in and a wee bit hazy…but Table Mountain still looks amazing!
7.
7. The magnificent sun is going down.
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8. Our last night was spent here. Juan Morrison, an ex student of Ray’s, came to our rescue with this room. Our accommodation plans foiled… His wife Elmarié is the manager of Excellent Guest House (it was indeed excellent!); see the link below 🙂
9.
9. It was a lovely place with fabulous interiors.
10. The last photo of a most beautiful mountain ranges; Table Mountain
10. The last photo of a most beautiful mountain range…

If anyone is ever in Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa; http://www.capestay.co.za/excellentguesthouse/

Soooooooo….. That was South Africa. Where will we be next week? 😉

Cape Town ~ Part 1

We are back in the Cape for the last two weeks. After that, you will see images of Sydney and surroundings again… 😉

The majority of the next ten images were taken at The Grendel wine estate and The Durbanville Hills wine estate. We had a most memorable day 🙂 

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning images at: http://www.rayscam.com/

 

1. Early morning walk on The Strand beach.
1. Early morning walk on The Strand beach.
2. A stunning afternoon at The Grendel; one of the many magnificent wine estates around...
2. A stunning afternoon at The Grendel; one of the many magnificent wine estates around…
3. Lavender and vines...
3. Lavender and vines…
4. In the distance.
4. In the distance.
5. Delicious food!
5. Delicious food!
6. And even more delicious wine!
6. And even more delicious wine!
7. The stunning Lion's Head and Signal hill in the distance.
7. The stunning Lion’s Head and Signal hill in the distance.
The sun is getting ready to set...
8. The sun is getting ready to set…
9. Beautiful landscape.
9. Beautiful landscape.
10. More of those lovely mountain ranges in the distance.
10. More of those lovely mountain ranges in the distance. From left to right; Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.

 

 See you next week! 🙂