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Colour your World: Purple Heart

Queen Victoria dressed in regal purple for the evening.

Queen Victoria dressed in regal purple for the evening.

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This is the cruise ship Queen Victoria, bathed in rather startling purple light. We get a lot of different cruise ships in Sydney, but this purple look is not common.


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Random Fridays: Rainy afternoon in The Rocks

Paving stones and leaves glisten in the rain.

Paving stones and leaves glisten in the rain.

It’s remarkable how colours and textures come alive when they’re wet. I doubt I would have noticed this passageway in The Rocks otherwise. This photo was taken on the same afternoon as those in my Changing Seasons: January post. (BTW, for readers who haven’t heard of “The Rocks”, it’s the part of Sydney that was first settled by Europeans and is so-called due to the, um, rocky nature of the area. It has an interesting history, which you can read about here.)


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Fountain Series: In a garden (1)

Fountain in a garden in Regent's Park, London

Fountain in a garden in Regent’s Park, London

A new challenge, what fun! This time the focus is on fountains, hosted by Polianthus. This is a great way to share archived photos of fountains, and a great excuse to take new photos (like I need more photos to edit, groan!). For March, the theme is fountains in a garden, and first up from me are two from London.

A wintry fountain, Kew Gardens, London

A wintry fountain, Kew Gardens, London

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Random Fridays: The red dress

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This photo was also taken in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, about 30 minutes after the mother duck and ducklings photo. The father (you can just see him on the right, holding a toddler in a matching red dress) was taking photos of his wife and daughters. Even as far away from them as I was, my eye was caught by the way the girl’s red dress captured the light of the setting sun, and by the glowing transparency of the mother’s floating green garment.


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