Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
S is for Sorrento...
(Continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)
Sorrento is another popular seaside town on Port Phillip Bay.
First British settlement of Port Phillip Bay began here in 1803 before Melbourne was settled in 1835.
Sorrento is popular for:
* scenic beach on Port Phillip Bay
* scenic and rugged ocean beach on Westernport Bay (just like last week's Rye Back Beach)
* dolphin watching tours
* wonderful seaside views from accommodation
* scenic streets
* boutique main street shopping
* scenic cliff top parkland overlooking Port Phillip Bay
* Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry crossing Port Phillip Bay to the opposite Bellarine Peninsula
The photo above is a view shows part of the coastline at Sorrento and a portion of the pier leading to the Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry.
Interesting sign near the bay beach area not far from the pier.
A view from the cliff top parkland of the Sorrento area.
A landmark at the beginning of the main shopping area in Sorrento.
One of many interesting old buildings in Sorrento built from local limestone.
foundation stone of our life
like a sweet mother
The ferry docked at Sorrento.
The back end opens for cars to board.
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - S is for Sorrento
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
An Autumn view of the Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat.
like notes of sunlight
scattered blithely on the grass
waiting to be sung
Monday Mellow Yellows
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This sign is on the main road through Dromana.
It is really only clearly visible above the shop awnings when viewed from the beach side of the roadway.
Perhaps that may explain the minimal attention to design.
But look again!
Look at the design of the number and the words beneath!
what's in a number
some weird possibilities
in a translation
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
R is for Rye...
(continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)
Rye is another coastal town on Port Phillip Bay.
Of course there are the necessary shops,
and the necessary boat sheds.
But I am going to focus on other features.
At first, the northern view from the beach (in the first photo) looks much like my Dromana world.
But look south, and you see this chunky headland - sloping to the sea like Anthony's Nose ridge near my Dromana beach.
(But no roadway round the water's edge here!)
And at the base of the headland, tucked into the cliff, is this replica lime kiln, remembering early days on the peninsula when lime burning for building construction in Melbourne was a prime industry here.
This is the walkway round the cliff.
This is a portion of the cliff face.
And then there are the wonders of Rye Back Beach on the opposite side of the peninsula on Westernport Bay.
Like a secret coastal world of tiny streams and mountains and valleys.
a world in a beach of sands
a world of wonder
Like a beach wonderland!
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - R is for Rye
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Not often do you see a sculpture based on yellow.
But here is one.
It is at Montalto vineyard at Red Hill - part of the sculpture exhibition scattered through the vineyards.
like a hammock set adrift
rocking with the times
Monday Mellow Yellows
Sunday, May 12, 2013
One of many unusual sculptures scattered through the vineyards at Montalto, Red Hill.
I like the soft single shadow cast by the sculpture in contrast with the gridded line shadows cast by the Autumn vines in the background.
magic in the vines
art set in autumn colours
a feast for the soul
Shadow Shot Sunday 2