There are Places

“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the … More There are Places

The Fleeting Darkness

“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.” Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray

Breakfast in Jasper

“One can follow the sun, of course, but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too, so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received.” Beatriz Williams – Along the Infinite Sea Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta Canada – Winter 2011

Walking on Dreams

The recurring thoughts that come when you visit the iconic buildings, and tread the ancient streets and courtyards of Europe, especially in the early hours is …. How many have stood and walked here …. what events have taken place on this worn cobbled road …. whose hopes and dreams were fulfilled or broken by following the winding … More Walking on Dreams

The Journey

The Glacier Bay Pilot Boat on the way out to MS Zuiderdam at dawn 12 June 2014 “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … On the Way

Life on the Edge

Holding on precariously to whatever soil they can, these trees need to survive extreme weather conditions and the precarious winter home they've chosen at Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park – Canadian Rocky Mountains. Inspired by Ailsa's Travel Theme … Trees      

Springtime in Paris

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good … More Springtime in Paris

Transformation

  The ramparts of Fairview Mountain are reflected in the thawing edges of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada as the Rocky Mountains are transformed from the depth of Winter into Spring. Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme …. Transformation    

Open Doors

“There will always be a door to the light” – Shiro Amano – Kingdom Hearts, Vol.1 In response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Doors Paris – Palais Garnier Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Bavaria Rhine Gorge – Marksburg Castle New Zealand – Dunedin Railway Station Vienna – Schonbrunn Palace Melk Abbey – Austria New Zealand … More Open Doors

Industry

The Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers flow through the industrial heartland of Germany and Austria. Canal locks, barges, hydro stations, ancient rusting machines, container ships and factories of all kinds line the river banks and encourage you to always have camera in hand. In response to Ailsa's Travel Theme – Industry    

Serenity

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below,saw everything as far as you can see.And they say that he got crazy once and that hetried to touch the sun,and he lost a friend, but kept the memory.Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forest and the stream,seeking grace in every step he takes,his sight … More Serenity

WPC – Silhouette

  Cheri’s WordPress Challenge this week is Silhouette ….     Banff Springs Hotel – Alberta, Canada Palais de la Découverte – Paris Melk Abbey – Austria Jervis Bay – NSW Glanmire – Central Tablelands, NSW      

Lake Louise – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Lake Louise, named Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stoney Natoka First Nations people, is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, located 5 km west of the Hamlet of Lake Louise and the Trans-Canada Highway. Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of … More Lake Louise – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Glacier Bay – Alaska

The highlights of the sail through the Alaskan Inside Passage were the days spent in Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm. Both are majestic in their own right, surrounded by fog shrouded cliffs and pine forested peaks, harbouring wildlife including whales and bald eagles.For photographers, the best conditions to view the glaciers in both are overcast … More Glacier Bay – Alaska

Weekly Photo Challenge – Split Second Story

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Split – Second Story We are currently travelling through the Canadian Rocky Mountains over 2 weeks and then up along the Alaskan coast to Ketchikan. A day or so ago on the Ice – Fields Parkway between Banff and Jasper standing proudly in the afternoon sunshine was this Mountain Goat … More Weekly Photo Challenge – Split Second Story

Travel Theme – Misty

Ailsa's Theme this week is Misty …. Walhalla Temple – Regensburg, Germany The white stone temple sits on a massive foundation with 358 steps that lead down to a boat landing on the Danube. A Teutonic Hall of Fame to honor German-speaking artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and other historic figures commissioned by King Ludwig I … More Travel Theme – Misty

Paris Gardens

This week's Travel Theme is GARDEN … The Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries) is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The gardens of the Champ de Mars lie at the foot of the Eiffel Tower between the Ecole Militaire and the … More Paris Gardens

Cherish Life

Memorial Garden – Port Arthur, Tasmania Death has taken its toll Some pain knows no release But the knowledge of brave compassion Shines like a pool of peace. May we who come to this garden Cherish life for the sake of those who died Cherish compassion for the sake of those who gave aid Cherish … More Cherish Life

Travel Theme: Distance

This week's Travel Theme is DISTANCE The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack launched by the Australian Corps of the Australian Imperial Force and several American units against German positions in and around the town of Le Hamel in northern France during World War I. The battle was planned and commanded … More Travel Theme: Distance

Travel Theme: Big

This week's Challenge is Big Big Sacrifice ….. Pozieres The Battle of Pozieres was a 2 week struggle for the French village of Pozieres and the ridge on which it stands – during the middle stages of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Pozieres is remembered as primarily an Australian battle. The fighting ended with … More Travel Theme: Big

Travel Theme: Architecture

Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Architecture “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry Prague – Saint Agnes of Bohemia and Muzeum Karlova mostu Regensburg Cathedral   Paris – Notre Dame Cathedral   Czesky Krumlov   Budapest – Parliament Building          

Red Point

By the end of the last Ice Age the rise in sea levels due to melting continental glaciers, had turned inland river valleys into bays and lagoons along the coast. Jervis Bay is a classic example. At that time, Red Point was once approximately 20km from the coast, perched on the edge of a river … More Red Point

Waiting for the Sun

At first flash of Eden We race down to the sea Standing there on freedom's shore Waiting for the sun Can you feel it Now that Spring has come That it's time to live in the scattered sun Waiting for the sun Waiting for you to come along Jim Morrison – The Doors  

Booderee National Park

Booderee National Park is located in the Jervis Bay Territory of Australia. What is now the national park was declared as a nature reserve in 1971. In 1992, Jervis Bay National Park was declared. In 1995, the park was transferred to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community, which leases the area back to the Australian Department … More Booderee National Park

Travel Theme: Motion

Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Motion River Seine in Paris at dusk …. The boat traffic is fairly hectic at this time, and It's difficult to get more than 30 seconds to capture the lights as they come on. This is a photo I almost deleted but it suits the theme.  

Travel Theme: Sculpture

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Sculpture   There is a very narrow space between the frontiers of Architecture and Sculpture ….. The interrelationship between the two disciplines as they borrow from each other enriches each in turn. Both are expressions of Fine Art along with poetry, music and painting.   A small gallery from … More Travel Theme: Sculpture

Travel Theme: Flow

Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Flow. Flowing with the current – Danube River, Germany Powering through the flow – Rhine River, Germany   Controlling the flow – Danube River, Germany Going with the flow – Rue Cler, Paris and Vienna, Austria  

Travel Theme: Peaceful

This week's Travel Theme is Peaceful Def: : untroubled by conflict, agitation, or commotion Jervis Bay – South Coast, NSW Australia View from Prague Castle Vltava River, Prague – from the Charles Bridge Danube River, Lower Austria Dawn – Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, Bavaria