Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Flora and Fauna of Changi Airport

We have finally come to the last of my holiday postings. I had a four hour stop-over at Changi Airport in Singapore on my return flight so with some time to kill I decided to visit the Butterfly Garden and Koi Pond.
Sadly, my photography skills are clearly not up to photographing into water, but here are a few anyway:

The Butterfly Gardens is a small enclosure, beautifully landscaped with tropical plants, the humidity intensifying their aroma. There are hundreds of butterflies fluttering around, feeding on the plants, and delighting jet-lagged tourists. Enjoy!



Today we were in for a surprise at work when the weather turned very suddenly - the heavens opened and pelted us with rain, lighting and thunder were also invited. It would have been very beautiful and relaxing had I not been at work.
I've been playing with the Windows Movie Editing Software, so enjoy (?) the experiment...


Monday, September 27, 2010

Allianz Arena

Unfortunately I was unable to attend a football game whilst in Munich but at least I got to got on a tour of the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich's home stadium. Sadly, it was a grey, cold, windy day, but still fascinating. The amazing exterior almost matched the sky perfectly:

This is what the coach and players see during the press conference - usually with loads of journos..

The Bayern Munich change room:
Every player has a photo of himself above their locker. Like in a child care centre... This is the locker of Bastian Schweinsteiger:

The players come out of this change room...
..and down these steps to get out onto the pitch.
 Another shot of the air-filled exterior bubbles.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

More photos from my trip - Andechs

I finally had a little bit of time today to go through the rest of my photos from my trip, a mere 4 months after my return. How exceptionally organised of me..

Towards the end of the holiday we went on a day trip to Andechs, a monastery about an hour's drive outside of Munich.
A couple of cows on the walk up to the monastery.

There's a great Bavarian restaurant up there, their specialty being pork hock, so that's what people travel there for:
Check out that crackle! YUM!
Some photos of the church:
A selection of crosses and crucifixes in the store there. 
They also sell excellent Schnapps! :)

Hope you enjoyed, and if you're ever in Munich, it's definitely worth the trip!


A bit of inspiration

How to feel miserable as an artist

Found via Pia Jane Bijkerk

Friday, September 24, 2010

Delightful in Turkey

As mentioned previously, my friend is currently in Turkey, and has put up a couple of posts on her first few days' adventure. Really makes we want to visit there. Check it out!

Day 1
Day 2


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tone in tone dressing

Photo by Garance Dore

My favourite contributor on Jezebel, Jenna Sauers. Gorgeous outfit, cute bag, and I love that she owns her skin tone - as a fellow 'paley' I was always disappointed in High School about my lack of tanning ability, but I am now also embracing it!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Melbourne 2

On our second day we got breakfast at a cute place called Black Ruby.

Nifty sugar bowl:

Then we set off for a day trip out to Hanging Rock (photos below) and Daylesford (we somehow forgot to take photos here).

Dinner that night was completely random - the places we had planned on going to were all full, so we just walked up and down Chapel Street to find something, and ended up trying a Turkish Restaurant, which turned out to be amazing. Marmara at 68 Chapel Street. Try if it you're in Melbourne!


Melbourne 1

So, here I am, whingeing that I want to go overseas, when we've just had a mini-holiday down in Melbourne a mere 2 weeks ago...
Some photos from our first day. Melbourne has such a different feel to Brisbane. For one, the graffiti is better:
The reason we flew down (other than to see a dear friend who lives there), was to see Joss Whedon give a talk. To up the nerd factor of our weekend, we also decided to catch the Tim Burton exhibition currently showing at ACMI. Photos obviously weren't allowed inside, but here are shots of the entrance to the exhibition, the Batman car, and a huge sculpture/balloon of one of Burton's characters:
I also bought a couple of things at the gift store. A couple of post cards for a friend of mine who's a huge fan but won't be able to make it down there, and a pack of cards, which very likely will not be used for playing, but be framed. Try to make it down to Melbourne while the exhibition is on - it is excellent!
For more nerdy things you should check out the biggest nerd shop I have ever seen in my life - Minotaur on Elizabeth Street. Anything you could possibly want to buy and more!