Friday, August 29, 2014

Sombre colours

 Just had to share one more post after looking through my photos,   taken on our sojourn.

We took a long walk in the afternoon, around the streets of Melbourne.  The grey sky hung low and although our feet were tired, we loved seeing more of the architectural details of the grand old buildings.
I hope you enjoy a few of the photos I captured along the way.

I love the muted, monochrome and moody colours of the old churches and buildings and they seemed to all blend perfectly into the overcast day. 

  Now for a little burst of colour - 

When Pigs Fly! this little chap was very sweet

 Thanks  for stopping by and I'm ever so grateful for your kind visits.
Happy weekend!


  1. Hello Carolyn,

    We had blogging friends from Melbourne drop in to see us in Budapest whilst on their river cruise down the Danube. Hence, Melbourne seems rather closer than it did before. Your photographs give us interesting glimpses into what we believe to be a fascinating city to visit. We are sure that you will have enjoyed your time there.

    1. Hello Jane and Lance,

      Melbourne is a beautiful city and hope that you can get to visit your friends there,
      Thank you for your kind visit.

  2. I must write that I am surprised to see that Melbourne has such architecture as on the 2 first shot, I always imagined that it has only very new and modern buildings, how stupid are our imaginations about unknown places:))) Have a nice weekend!

    1. Hi Ola,

      Melbourne has the most beautiful old Victorian buildings - there is so much to see there.
      We enjoyed our visit there and I hope you get to go there one day.

  3. Dearest Carolyn,
    You did capture lovely photos on a heavy overcast day!
    Love the pig; adds some joy to the dreary looking day.
    Happy weekend to you and hugs,

  4. I LOVE the grays of the granite buildings so much. The pop of color is a surprise and that little piggy is PRECIOUS! Don't you just love a great city? The hustle and bustle is exhilarating. HAPPY WEEKEND MY FRIEND!

  5. I've thoroughly enjoyed following along with you on your tour of Melbourne and I too like the sombre colours of these magnificent buildings. I'm particularly admiring the grand front door in your first photo.

  6. Hello Carolyn,
    These pictures are fantastic. I especially love the 2 first ones. Thank you for sharing!
    Big hug,

  7. The photos are just beautiful Carolyn, the colors caught my eye a lot. Have a lovely weekend, hugs! xo

  8. Hi,Karen
    Long time no see!
    The imagination of Melbourne I have had is quit different!
    I was surprised to see your photos! Those buildings are so dignified.One of my former English teachers was from Melbourne. I should have asked her more about her country!

  9. Have a Nice from!

  10. My dearest Carolyn,
    thank you for those lovely and wonderful pictures from Melbourne! It really seems to ba a wonderful city!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    much Love and hugs,

  11. Beautiful pictures of Melbourne,
    xx Renny

  12. The weather doesn't deter from the marvelous architecture in your photos! What an interesting city Melbourne must be! Loved the colorful street and the flying pig too:)

    Happy Friday to you Carolyn!

  13. The old buildings are beautiful, Carolyn, Love the church,-but the "little" colour is wonderful, too, dear. The pig is so sweet, and lovely with its gold wings !!

  14. The pictures are wonderful, the heavy sky just gives things a different look. I love the flying pig too.
    Have a great weekend

  15. Hi Carolyn, your photos are lovely even with the overcast skies. The flying pig is wonderful. Love the burst of color too.
    The detail on the buildings are so interesting.
    Thank you for sharing your travels and beautiful pics.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend. It will be a 3 day holiday weekend here for Labor Day on Monday.
    Blessings and Hugs

  16. Your colors are so pretty friend! I am in love with that gray door in your first photo!!! Thank you for taking us along with you on the tour!!! Happy weekend! Nicole xoxo

  17. Lovely postings Carolyn. Thanks for all you share.
    Love Jeanne

  18. Love the interesting sights captured in your photos. The old buildings are beautiful. The pig and the coloured tram are quirky and fun.

  19. Lots of happy memories for me in your photos! Love Melbourne, love Australia, wish I could visit my son in Adelaide. Back to work, more money to be made and saved! :-) Barbara

    1. Hi Barbara,

      I hope you can get back to Australia soon to visit your son again

  20. 彡✿⊱·..
    Fotos lindas, cidade encantadora.
    Bom fim de semana!
    ✿° ·..

  21. Lovely architecture
    you've really captured them in your photos.
    Love the colorful photo too.

  22. Nice - sometimes grey can be so soothing and it brings out all the details in architecture! Melbourne is beautiful. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  23. Hi Carolyn,
    One of the best things in the blogging world is the part of connecting all over the world, and feeling like you have traveled there!! All these pictures are so new and exciting and lovely to me! Thanks for transporting me to your side of the world! :-D
    Many Many Blessings, Linnie

  24. So sorry for my belated comment Carolyn.
    Interesting scene like colorful train and pig♡♡♡ Even though cloudy weather, your pictures made me wish to isit Melbourne.

    Our summer i Japan was rainy and some landslides(^^;) 
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

  25. Dear Carolyn,
    old buildings are everytime nice to see. I like to look for details in the grey. The little burst of colour - what a wonderful contrast!

  26. Dear Carolyn,
    Melbourne is so beautiful..... I love the architecture.
    Thank you for sharing your photos.

    It was so sweet of you to stop in to meet Dexter.
    Thank you so much, Carolyn, for always taking time and leaving such kind words.
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

  27. Carolyn,
    You always have such nice pictures of your travels. The little flying pig is funny, what a sight. The old churches always capture my heart too. When Nel and Jess travel, they often go to masses in these old churches with the incredible architecture. How special and interesting they are.


  28. How interesting to see a part of a such beautiful city like Melbourn. Unfortunately , it's so far away but thaks to your posts I can capture some great details and views.
    Happy new week and month Carolyn!

  29. Hello Carolyn! It has been too long. I have been so neglectful of blogging this past season but slowly getting back to it. Your blog is as lovely as ever. I always enjoy the pictures you share on your journeys. You visit the most prettiest places! Sending warm hugs ~ Jenn


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