On the Look Out

On the Look Out

Tommy the Australian Terrier at the beach and on the look out for his next bit of mischief. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Undressing Alma

Undressing Alma

Avert your eyes, Alma’s being stripped bare! The Alma Doepel is a topsail schooner currently under restoration in Docklands, Melbourne. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Ropable

Ropable

Some of Alma’s lines. That’d be ropes to you and me ;-) Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Reflections of Alma

Reflections of Alma

The stern of Alma Doepel reflected in the water when she was still afloat. She is now up on a barge in dry dock on North Wharf in the Docklands, Melbourne. If you’re in the area drop in and say hello to the wonderful team of volunteers working on her. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Alma's Ace

Alma's Ace

The Alma Doepel in all her stripped back glory up on the barge, North Wharf, Docklands, Melbourne. You can even see her futtocks! Her shape from this angle reminded us of the Ace of Spades. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Alien Alma

Alien Alma

A small speck of paint clings to the stripped back Alma Doepel currently under restoration on North Wharf, Docklands. I thought up close like this the surface resembled and alien landscape. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

A Peek Inside

A Peek Inside

The Alma Doepel is currently up on a barge in dry dock and stripped back to her bare bones. I managed to to seek a peek inside through a hole in the underside. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Red One

Red One

Can’t get James Bond out of my head when I look at this! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Puppy Face

Puppy Face

Baby dachshund. What else is there to say but squeeeeee! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

A Liking for Lichen

A Liking for Lichen

I really do have a liking for lichen. It’s always so lush and green and has such interesting textures. Delish! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Motel Hell

Motel Hell

Gone now, replaced by swank apartments, this was once the 1960s California Motor Inn in Melbourne, Australia. It was left fenced off and abandoned for years before finally being demolished. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Concrete Forest

Concrete Forest

Can't see the trees for the forest, to mangle an old saying. A forest of concrete pylons holding up a freeway overpass. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Left Behind

Left Behind

Kids toys left behind on Princes Pier, Melbourne. Someone had obviously picked them up off the beach and placed them on the side of the pier. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Soaring

Soaring

A beautiful seagull flies on the breeze over a Port Melbourne beach. I love watching birds play in the sky, it looks so free and fun. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Monastery Gate, Fiesole

Monastery Gate, Fiesole

Gate into a monastery courtyard in Fiesole, Italy. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Banks are the terrorists

Banks are the terrorists

Graffiti seen in Florence, Italy. It literally translates as “terrorists are the banks”. Fair call really. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire

Cliched, I know, but I like this stark black and white bird on a wire look. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Windows, Ponte Vecchio

Windows, Ponte Vecchio

Fabulous shuttered windows of the shops on the Ponte Vecchio, Florence. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

David

David

I’m sure he needs no introduction but for the search engines may I present Michelangelo’s Davide. Not the real in the Accademia, mind you, this one is one of the copies standing elsewhere in Florence. He really is quite breathtaking. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Duomo Detail, Florence

Duomo Detail, Florence

Close up details of the wonderful Santa Maria dei Fiori, otherwise known simple as Il Duomo, in Florence, Italy. This was taken from the campanile. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Peachy

Peachy

Two peaches sitting in a fruit bowl, up close and personal. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Focus

Focus

Very pretty little tortoise-shell cat called Lolly is very focused on something very interesting. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Guardian Sheep

Guardian Sheep

Two lovely sheep acting as guardians at the Mount Prospect Cemetery, Victoria, Australia. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Colourful Greens

Colourful Greens

The vibrant colours of a gorgeous bunch of organic Rainbow Chard. Obviously it had to be photographed before eating. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Out of the Dark and into the Light

Out of the Dark and into the Light

The late afternoon light catches this fountain at a low angle giving the starkly contrasting image. I love the way the light is also catching the water droplets. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

She Waits

She Waits

A woman waits for someone beneath the wonderful arched walkway along the Arno River behind the Uffizzi, Florence, Italy. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Young Wattle

Young Wattle

Delicate young wattle just about to flower. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Winter Colour

Winter Colour

I saw this plant in flower shops all over Zurich providing some lovely warm, winter colour. I must say, all the shop displays in Zurich were stunningly beautiful and elegant. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Trees on the Avenue

Trees on the Avenue

With apologies to Richard Clapton! This was taken in Salzburg, Austria, a most beautiful town. I can’t wait to return. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Trastevere Door

Trastevere Door

Bohemian Trastevere, Rome. A great place to find lots of creative people. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

And so on and so forth

And so on and so forth

This is a fabulous old warehouse in Docklands, Melbourne. I thinks its still standing. For now anyway, you never can tell in this city. Sadly. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Peeking Under Alma

Peeking Under Alma

A peek under the Alma Doepel up in dry-dock at sunset. She is still under restoration on North Wharf in the Docklands, Melbourne. If you’re in the area drop in and say hello to the wonderful team of volunteers working on her. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Up Link

Up Link

Rusty old chains, big and small, awaiting restoration, or otherwise, for use on the Alma Doepel. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

The Happy Terrier

The Happy Terrier

This is Tommy the very happy Australian Terrier. He is my greyhound’s best friend and they look utterly adorable walking together! Tommy is the only one who can stand up to Buddy’s rather domineering play style. I love him! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Green Bamboo

Green Bamboo

A beautiful copse of bamboo, seen at Melbourne Zoo. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Come Hither

Come Hither

Pretty tabby cat called Mona. She’s a terrible tease, you’re just as likely to get a scratch as a smooch if you do come hither! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum

The almost infinite patterns created by multiple chain link fences stacked one upon the other. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Beautiful Border Collie

Beautiful Border Collie

This is a beautiful border collie friend of Buddy’s. His name is Ben and I recently took some pics of him for his mum to hang on her wall. How handsome is he? Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Green Ripples

Green Ripples

I love green and I love corrugated iron so how much do i love this fence! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

The Colour of Happiness

The Colour of Happiness

Is there a happier colour than the yellow of a daffodil in spring? Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Green Section

Green Section

Fabulous old green corrugated iron fence in Port Melbourne. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Double Daffodil

Double Daffodil

Gorgeous double daffodil signalling the start of spring in this part of the world. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Supermodel

Supermodel

This beautiful swan was such a supermodel. He or she just stayed right there in front of the camera posing for ages. Gorgeous! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Thoughtful

Thoughtful

This is my Buddy’s bestie, a little Australian Terrier called Tommy. He is cheeky and funny and very smart. To see the giant, black greyhound, Buddy and the wee, little terrier, Tommy sniffing and peeing and playing together is utterly adorable. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Gentle Soul

Gentle Soul

This gentle soul is a lovely Golden Retriever x Standard Poodle or “Groodle” girl called Chloe. She is one of Buddy’s friends at the local dog park. Don’t tell the others but she is one of my favourites. She is just so sweet and gentle and loves absolutely nothing more than snuggles. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

He Knows

He Knows

Cats just know stuff, don’t you think? Their little eyes just penetrate your soul and they know everything. This little guy belongs to our neighbours and his name is Aardvark. He has an all black brother who I have managed to capture yet but I will. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

The Space Between

The Space Between

Took this a few years ago at an old milk bar in North Melbourne. I’m sure developers will have gotten hold of the site by now or at the very least, it's been transformed into something hip and trendy. Must have been last painted in the mid eighties judging by the colours but it made for some interesting abstracts. This was part of the painted lettering of the shop name. Reminds me of a Liquorice All Sort. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Where Light Meets Shade

Where Light Meets Shade

Actually took this a few years ago at an old milk bar in North Melbourne. I’d be surprised if was still standing now as I’m sure developers will have gotten hold of the site or at the very least, been transformed into something hip and trendy. I’m fairly sure it must have been last painted in the early to mid eighties judging by the colours! But it made for some interesting abstracts. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

A Meeting at the Corner

A Meeting at the Corner

Actually took this a few years ago at an old milk bar in North Melbourne. I’d be surprised if was still standing now as I’m sure developers will have gotten hold of the site or at the very least, been transformed into something hip and trendy. I’m fairly sure it must have been last painted in the early to mid eighties judging by the colours! But it made for some interesting abstracts. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Misty Day on Lake Zurich

Misty Day on Lake Zurich

Boats wrapped up for the duration on a cold and misty day on Lake Zurich in autumn. Zurich, Switzerland. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Gull with Reflections

Gull with Reflections

Seagull bobs on Lake Zurich next to the reflections of boats and buoys. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Friendly Fox

Friendly Fox

By far the highlight of my trip to Vienna! I saw this gorgeous fox in the gardens of Schonbrunn Palace. I was beyond excited but stayed calm and quiet and he or she seemed to be completely unbothered by my presence. The local foxes are obviously totally accustomed to silly tourists traipsing all over their land. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Cranky Viennese Swan

Cranky Viennese Swan

A detail from a Viennese lamppost outside the Vienna State Opera House. He looks quite cranky to me. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Window, Stephansdom

Window, Stephansdom

The fabulous rooftop of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Rooftop Window, St Stephen's

Rooftop Window, St Stephen's

Another section of the wonderful roof of St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

St Stephen's Rooftop

St Stephen's Rooftop

I couldn’t decide which way up I liked the pattern of the spectacular rooftop of St Stephen’s, Vienna. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Misty Autumn Leaves

Misty Autumn Leaves

A beautiful avenue of trees on a cold, misty autumn afternoon in Salzburg. This happens to be the avenue Julie Andrews skips up singing “I Have Confidence” in the Sound of Music. I also visited Mozart’s house on my visit to Salzburg. Just saying. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Autumn View of the Alps

Autumn View of the Alps

Looking toward the Alps from the outskirts of Salzburg. This is the mountain the von Trapps supposedly climbed to escape the Nazis. In reality, had they gone this way they would have found smack bang in Hitler’s summer residence. Once again, just saying, I did also visit Mozart’s house. Really. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Autumn Sun, Salzburg

Autumn Sun, Salzburg

A beautiful sunny autumn day in Salzburg, Austria. This row of trees is in the glorious gardens of Mirabell Palace. Could have been another location used in the Sound of Music, I really wouldn’t know. No, really, I wouldn’t. Ok, yes it was. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

A Sunny Day in Salzburg

A Sunny Day in Salzburg

Salzburg really is the most beautiful town. Gloriously green and tranquil, surrounded by the beautiful Alps and just stunning in either bright sunshine or grey mist. This lake and building is the location where they filmed the exterior shots of the von Trapp family house for the Sound of Music. This will be my last Sound of Music reference, I promise. Did I mention that I also visited Mozart’s house? I did. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Aqua Abstract

Aqua Abstract

Gorgeous fluid, swirly patterns reflected in Lake Zurich. I would love to see this as a huge metal print or a cushion. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

You Better Have Chips

You Better Have Chips

Ahh, seagulls again. I didn’t have chips. Just a camera. I hope they didn’t hold it against me for too long. Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Sleepy Swan

Sleepy Swan

Poor swan on Lake Zurich was trying to have a peaceful nap but this really annoying photographer kept taking his/her picture so s/he was forced to just keep one eye open. I did keep it quick and left it to snooze quietly. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Mr Mallard

Mr Mallard

Me and animals again. Mr Mallard’s colouring is just so rich and lovely. It’s certainly not the first time one of these handsome devils had caught my eye. Probably won’t be the last. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Gull Gazing

Gull Gazing

Love seagulls! They are cranky and feisty and, in my opinion, very photogenic. This guy was gazing at something while I was gazing at him. Or her. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Pantheon Columns

Pantheon Columns

My all time favourite Roman building is the Pantheon. This is an attempt at a re-shoot of a photo I took almost 20 years ago on film. These columns are just of epic proportions and I love them. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Post No Bills

Post No Bills

Spotted in Rome. I love a wall with interesting texture. I'm sensing a theme. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Bags by clicking the link.

The Oculus

The Oculus

The oculus of the wonderful Pantheon in Rome, by far my favourite building. It is truly spectacular. Much photographed, I know, and this is but one of many, many taken of this amazing roof but I did have to have my go too! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Playing in Trevi Fountain

Playing in Trevi Fountain

More pigeons. Frolicking in the Trevi Fountain, Rome. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards by clicking the link.

Yes? What?

Yes? What?

I do love pigeons. Pigeons and seagulls. They have personalities, slight cranky, demanding ones and I find that endearing. This one is giving me the look from the fountain in the piazza opposite the Pantheon in Rome. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

When Petronella Went to Rome

When Petronella Went to Rome

Apparently Petronella was at the Colosseum in Rome in 1958. Good for her! Wonder what she’s up to now? Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Posing Pigeon

Posing Pigeon

This is that amazing light breaking through the black, stormy clouds in the piazza in front of the Pantheon in Rome again. I am in one of the greatest cities in the world, in front of one of the greatest (and my favourite) buildings in the world and I am besotted by pigeons. Can’t help it, it’s just who I am. Plus I thought he looked quite handsome in front of that lovely wall bathed in that lovely light. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Marble & Brick

Marble & Brick

Detail of a wall on the Palatine Hill, Rome. Following my apparent theme of walls with delicious textures. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Fishy Roman

Fishy Roman

Part of the fountain which sits in the middle of the Piazza which contains the Pantheon in Rome. It was a particularly stormy day this day but the sun broke through for a short time when some particularly black and torrential clouds parted. Hence this wonderful light. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Fisheye View of the Pantheon

Fisheye View of the Pantheon

This fishy guy forms part of the fountain in the centre on the piazza which contains the gorgeous Pantheon in Rome. He has a great view of my favourite roman building. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Curvature

Curvature

The dome of Sant’Agnese in Agone in Piazza Navona in Rome. The combination of the curves with the vertical and horizontal patterns attracted me. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Spotted Something

Spotted Something

As always I find cats to photograph in Italy. Can’t help myself. However since their catch, sterilise and release program it’s getting a lot harder to find them in Rome. Not that I am complaining, I’m well pleased to know that there are a lot fewer homeless kitties. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Columns, St Peter's

Columns, St Peter's

How does one resist the wonderful repeating patterns of St Peter’s Colonnade in Rome. Well, as you can see I’ve never been able to. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Colosseum Wall

Colosseum Wall

Centuries of graffiti scratched into a wall of the Colosseum in Rome created a richly textured surface. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Colosseum Flagstones

Colosseum Flagstones

The wonderful large flagstones of the Colosseum in Rome. I liked the angle the light hit them as it streamed in from the arena, it highlighted the beautiful textures. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Only a Mother Could Love

Only a Mother Could Love

A face only a mother could love as the saying goes. A handsome gargoyle from Milan's Duomo. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Brass Rubbing

Brass Rubbing

The brass relief door of the Duomo in Milan. There is always one spot on any brass door or sculpture that is rubbed to a high polish from all the people drawn to touch it. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.