Cutest kids eating icecreams on Flores. Guatemala

Charming Flores, Guatemala

  The tiny island of Flores in Peten Lake, Guatemala is the perfect stopping off point for a visit to the magnificent Mayan ruins of Tikal. Wandering the charming cobblestone streets lined with colourful colonial architecture is the ideal way to take in the sights and soak up all the ambiance of this tucked away…

Chicken Bus on the Streets of Antigua

On the Streets of Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua was absolutely beguiling – gorgeous architecture, cobblestone streets, colourful local buses and a good dose of indigenous culture, all set to a magnificent natural backdrop of volcanoes. It’s quite easy to see the latest of my obsessions – volcanoes and the local buses also affectionately referred to as chicken buses.

Mirror Street Art on the Malecon

the Malecon, Havana, Cuba

Havana’s Malecon runs some 8 kilometres from Old Havana right down to Verdado.  This waterfront esplanade and roadway is a magnet for locals looking to hang out and relax in the evenings.   During the day it’s more popular with fishermen and those looking to cool off in the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits….

Classic car with the stunning Palacio Del Valle in the background.

Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos, Cuba

The truly magnificent Palacio de Valle has a fascinating mix of architectural influences that include Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Mudejar.   Full of beautiful intricate detail this neo-gothic jewel sits on the tip of Punta Gorda with sweeping ocean views on three sides.    

People dance in the streets as a band plays inside a bar in Santa Clara, Cuba.

Mojitos and Night in Santa Clara, Cuba

A small bar in the beautiful old Teatro La Caridad building in Santa Clara is probably the best place to sit back and relax with a mojito in town.  Blessed with a position right on the central square it makes a great place to suck in all the atmosphere of this fabulous small town. The…

Havana is a jumbled mix of stunning architecture and classic old cars.

On the Streets of Havana, Cuba – part 2

  On my first afternoon in Old Havana I was totally blown away – believe me when I say, that doesn’t happen all that often.   Sure the architecture is just amazing, the classic cars cruising the streets and abundance of music being played add loads of atmosphere but there is something else.  It is almost…

Strolling on the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos

On the Streets of Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang has such a relaxed and lazy feel that I just love. In the area nestled along the confluence of the mighty Mekong and Nam Khan River lie sleepy streets and cobblestone laneways lined with gorgeous lush vegetation mixed with stunning restored French colonial and traditional Lao architecture.   Outdoor cafes, restaurants and bars are…

Beautiful Wat Sene, Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Sene, Luang Prabang, Laos

The beautiful Wat Sene, also known as the Temple of 100,000 Treasures or Wat Sene Souk Haram, may be similar in overall design to Wat Xieng Thong and Haw Pha Bang, which are two of Luang Prabang’s most well known temples.  On closer inspection though it reveals its own distinct character. This collection of images…

The stunning Sim at Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

There are I think a few unmissable sights in Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong is one of them! I am definitely a fan of architecture – Wat Xieng Thong is both beautiful and different with its spectacular coloured glass and tile mosaics. On the main, magnificent Sim building is the Flame Tree of the Forest…

Views from the old city wall in fabulous old Pingyao.

Views from the Ancient City Walls of Pingyao, China

Fresh from the archives!!! Decided to delve back into the past and my many thousands of images to compile this collection of images taken from the city walls in gorgeous old Pingyao. I absolutely love these views of the ancient city as they provide a whole new aspect of this popular tourist draw-card, giving us…

Looking across to the Forbidden City from the top of Jingshan Park

Beautiful Beijing – Views from Jingshan Park

While a winters day in Beijing can be kind of grim at times, there are occasions mid afternoon when the sky is blue, air is chilly and the light turns simply sublime – bathing stunning sites such as the ancient Forbidden City in gorgeous tones of rose gold. These images are the result of one…

Hong Kong Architecture

Buildings are not just buildings in Hong Kong – they are vessels of reflections and abstract lines that constantly transform in the ever-changing light and shadow.  This I totally find endlessly fascinating. There is no better way to spend a day than to wander the streets checking out the surrounds with camera in hand trying…

Beautiful details of classic Qing dynasty architecture in Yangmei, near Nanning, China.

Ancient Yangmei

  This is a collection of images from the sleepy living relic of times gone by – Yangmei.  A place where art students and discerning tourists come, hoping to catch a glimpse into a bygone era where the treasures are being preserved in an olde world atmosphere.   Surrounded by river on 3 sides this seemingly…

Fuchuan Wind & Rain Bridges, Guangxi, China

  Sometimes you find the most wonderful things wandering! That was definitely the case with these bridges, which we just came across on the side of a quiet rural road in Fuchuan County, Guangxi Province. I love these wind and rain bridges, and it seems the more disheveled the better.   I am a little…

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

The stunning dome and roof art inside this beautiful World Heritage site was one of those intoxicating subjects with an endless array of angles and detail to capture in one of Melbourne’s architectural icons. The building was open as part of Melbourne’s open house 2011. .