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Morocco
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The choices, the combinations, cuisines and colours cannot I believe be outdone in any other international location. Today’s bowl of health and vitality was exceptional. I am unsure but doubt that the Acai bowl in its full on glory has arrived in Morocco...maybe I should be the one to I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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When you can’t take your eyes off something because it’s so beautiful....like this stained glass window from Victorian times ! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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I think this is a familiar theme as I notice it everywhere then always talk about it ! So boring, sorry ! But Melbourne and green seem just now to be hand in hand ...I seem to notice it every day everywhere I look ...and that’s unusual as it’s Summer... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria and this state has long been known as the garden state. I had a wander last night around the inner city suburb I am staying in and really enjoyed seeing the individuality in every garden . The little front gardens are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at mosaic road
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My Mum is 93 and lives in a fabulous community for the independent elderly. The location is inner city with lots of shops and public transport nearby. Everyone has their own cottage, built in the 1890s ....but the interiors are all contemporary and decked out with handrails and non slip... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at mosaic road
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I have spent a few days minding Gypsy, a rescue greyhound. She is so delightful, reinforcing all my feelings about wanting one of my own. She is quiet and undemanding and loves to sleep....a lot ! She loves kisses and pats and wags her tail....a lot ! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at mosaic road
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Summer color in Melbourne’s inner city gardens . Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at mosaic road
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It’s summer holidays in Australia and today in Melbourne was colder than a winters day in Marrakech ! 21 degrees....pathetic really ! But regardless, everyone goes to the beach...including me ! I was at Barwon Heads . The Barwon river is fabulous because the banks are all wide and sandy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at mosaic road
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We finally flew out in the afternoon after a three hour delay but when I flew in around 9.30 am it was just a 100 percent solid white blanket with as good as no visibility . Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at mosaic road
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I am unsure if you call this lighting or an installation...but whatever it is , you can see it at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris. To me is was like seeing a mass of suspended see through jelly beans Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at mosaic road
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Talk about classic Art Deco architecture ! It’s only the facade though....behind it three much older warehouse type buildings were combined and given this fabulous frontage. It’s now a department store but from the 30s on it was famous for wedding and christening dresses ! Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at mosaic road
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I have had a lifetime of Christmases in Australia and of course that is what I am used to but you never get the full impact of Xmassy lights because of daylight saving unless you roam around very late at night. My last three Decembers have been in Morocco where... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at mosaic road
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What must it cost to light these buildings ? I can’t imagine that much solar power could be or would be used as it’s winter in the northern hemisphere and there are not really many hours of sunshine. I for one appreciated the tax dollars used in Lisbon to make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at mosaic road
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You certainly see a lot of hats in Morocco....and you need one. I have always loved hats but hated wearing them due to the dreaded hat hair ! But here the summer sun is so so fierce and relentless for so many months that there is no choice...unless you want... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at mosaic road
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Today I had dim sum, something I have not had for a long, long time. And I had it in Marrakech, and it was authentic and delicious. I did not expect this ever to happen, to be honest. Over the time I have lived here, there has been a huge... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at mosaic road
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This Funicular is an unmanned cabin that can fit 25 people. It goes up a steep, steep hill on a single rail with a passing loop just under the bridge...you can see the headlights of the oncoming “traffic”. It reopened in 2004 after being closed after an accident in 1893.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at mosaic road
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Contemporary, Art Deco and ancient architecture.....its all in Porto ! Don’t miss Lisbon’s little sister if you go to Portugal. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at mosaic road
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My Xmas not Xmas morning started with a route march akin to a turkey trot ! With two trusty friends and google maps, I delivered five cakes to four addresses deep in the Medina ! We made quite a sight as we traipsed single file, holding large beribboned boxes up,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at mosaic road
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I have had a lifetime of Christmases in Australia and of course that is what I am used to but you never get the full impact of Xmassy lights because of daylight saving unless you roam around very late at night. My last three Decembers have been in Morocco where... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at mosaic road
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What must it cost to light these buildings ? I can’t imagine that much solar power could be or would be used as it’s winter in the northern hemisphere and there are not really many hours of sunshine. I for one appreciated the tax dollars used in Lisbon to make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at mosaic road
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I haven’t got much to say here really except that I love and adore coloured buildings. I never tire of seeing them in any city. I suppose this comes as a direct contrast to having lived so long in Melbourne where the architecture often seems so blah to me ....but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at mosaic road
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Blue, blue and more blue and I love every bit of it. It’s funny how we associate a place and a colour. Porto seemed to have color pops of blue everywhere or maybe my eye is just drawn to this colour. Even as a child my favourite colour was blue....anything... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at mosaic road
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This is the name of this twenty ton red installation down by the beach in Porto. It’s very modern and unexpected, a bit like a giant see through frisbee ! The locals call it the anenome. The design is intended to honour the seafaring and industrial heritage of the area. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at mosaic road
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The high top layer of this bridge is for trains and people, the lower level takes cars and more people. I walked along both levels, loving the wide river views. The architect, and interestingly so, was a student of Mr Gustav Eiffel of the Paris icon fame ! It was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at mosaic road
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Although for much of the world it is Christmas Day that is not the case here, it’s business as usual , a normal Monday. Very little of the festive seasonal red and green going on as to be expected but lots of yellow.....so beautiful ! Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at mosaic road