This week’s photo challenge, Ephemeral, I feel is pretty much summed up by my love of little memories; things I will never see the same way again but will always remember just the way they were when I was lucky enough to be there. I didn’t have time to post much today so thought this would be a nice little trip down photography/memory lane 🙂 ENJOY!
My first ever post on this blog was this photo. Taken in Paris while on an enchanting holiday. I have had a few holidays, very wonderful, memorable ones – here on this blog is where I get to share them through my pictures! YAY 🙂
This takes me waaaaay back. I was still at high school when I went to a little town called Mandurah (Western Australia). Four days of beautiful ocean and beach scenery – even in the worst of weather, this place was stunning.
Paris again – this was a view from a Louvre window; we went once during the day and a second time in the afternoon to see everything we could without getting overwhelmed. It was a very good plan, as we got to see the sculptures in different light settings and had the time to really look properly at much more of the millions (and I mean MILLIONS) of artefacts in there – Dad was a legend and drew a walking-route through the building, ALSO A GOOD PLAN. It’s not a ‘walk this way’ type of setup; more a “how the hell did I end up back in the Egyptian section” type of deal. Seriously, planning was everything – THANKS DAD FOR BEING SMART XOXOXO
I took this one on my Leavers* trip. I didn’t go on the planned, rave-type party leavers and opted for a trip to Kalbarri (Western Australia) with three other close girlfriends – BEST DECISION EVER. The sunsets were this lovely every night, we went kayaking in the gorges AND we had the beaches 100% to ourselves. It was glorious. *If you’re not from Australia…when you finish year 12 you go on a trip that many people call “Leavers” as reward for your hard work at school. Selfish? Heck Yeah! Fun? Even more yeah!
This photo is one I took in the fading light at Versailles (France) as we dashed off to catch the bus back to the hotel. It isn’t centralised properly, it’s grainy and the colours are all funny – but something about it really appeals to me. It just looks so calm and soft, like Versailles actually felt – that is, if you go there early before everyone else arrives! There are some truly spectacular gardens in Versailles, but I like the atmospheric quality of this view.
An afternoon at Luna Park, Sydney ended with the most spectacular sunset – I snapped this as we wandered to the ferry. It had been a very bright day, so it seems the sun wanted to show us how to set with style! I highly recommend an afternoon trip to Luna Park rather than early; then you get to go home feeling all fun and frivolous.
It was all a bustle at Luna Park with the little avenue filled with happy families and smiling friends – this unspoken happiness gave the whole place a very genial and welcoming mood. The afternoon sun was soft and warm as people made their leisurely way around to the final ride for the day. This is one of my favourite snaps from my Sydney adventure, as it captured the soft mood of a satisfying, fun day winding down. ❤ Mum and I had a whale of a time!
Who could ask for a finer view from their balcony than this? I couldn’t – another reason I love the flat I share with brother number two! We glanced out our balcony door and decided dinner on the patio was a wonderful idea – I quickly snapped a few pictures before settling down to eat my egg and bacon on toast 🙂
Early morning in Sydney on holiday wth Mum – lovely!