Some iPhone snaps I've taken recently on my travels. The architectural photos are from Darlinghurst. I took these photos as I was interested in the different ages/ styles of building design ranging from early Victorian to art deco and beyond. The flowers and pelican are from Centennial Park.
First of all there was the Zen Pug, and now there is the Zen Kitten. The zen kitten is contemplating the cherry blossom petals as they fall to the ground. She is concentrating very well on this task, but a very, very small part of her brain is occupied with wondering what she will have for dinner.
Ian McMaugh of Budwise Garden Design has created for himself a mini tropical garden jungle in the heart of inner city Redfern. The green layers of exotic plants are an oasis in the middle of a very urban environment. You can read more about his gardening philosophy here: The Design Files.
It's not quite spring yet, but the botanical Gardens in Sydney have lots of lovely flowers to admire. I spent an hour or two there this week attempting to capture the beauty of the flowers with my camera. The poppy field (photos one, two and three) near the rose garden at the top of the Botanics was a highlight, as were the rhododendrons down by the stream (bottom three photos).
The Chanel Spring 2015 collection (which I think was seen on the catwalk in January) is very elaborate and pretty. It's full of flowers, ruffles and complicated pleats. I've chosen my favourite four key details here.
These beautiful murals are in the Goess Apartment which is within the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. Hand painted by Johan Bergl, they were commissioned by Marie Antoinette's mother Maria Theresa who had received Schonbrunn as a present from her father. I think these murals and rooms are incredibly lovely! You can read more about the rooms and palace gardens here and here. Photos by Alan Carroll.