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Hi fans, I realize it’s been over a week, so from today I have decided to try to post a photo everyday, whether it be with from my SLR or iPhone.

Having to wait for a nice day to get out and about to get some nice pictures with my SLR doesn’t happen too often, today I will start with some shots from Cheeky Chocolate taken from my iPhone today, a local cafe with vintage french decor, accompanied with french music playing in the background. The coffee and desserts are always a treat.

The entrance to the cafe…

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Some random French display..

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Candle shot…

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And finally some macaroons on display.

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Funnily enough I didn’t get any shots of what my wife and I actually had. Until the next post….

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Hi fans, I still haven’t taken the SLR for a road trip, so I picked out some of the pictures I have yet to share from my travels in the European Spring of 2007.

I spent the first week of our two month honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast, accommodated by Positano. I only wish I could go back with my SLR with the skills I have learnt in the more recent months. I guess I’ll just have to go back then.

After getting off the plane in Rome from Australia, getting on the internal shuttle to the main airport, catching a train from the airport to Rome and then catching a train from Rome to Salerno (which I eventually realized I should of went to Sorrento instead), then getting a bus to Amalfi, we decided to stop and rest for a tasty beverage. We still needed to get a bus from Amalfi to Positano. This is how you travel!

Arriving in Positano with all our bags, we then had to jump on a smaller bus that dropped us closer to our hotel as there was no way I was going to carry all our bags up the hill after all that traveling. I don’t think my wife appreciated that I was making this all out to be the Amazing Race at the time.

As soon as we got to the hotel, we got some well earned rest then went to dinner. After almost falling asleep at the table, the restaurant owner introduced me to Limoncello which is an Italian Lemon liqueur produced in Southern Italy, usually taken after dinner, he laughed after I sculled it thinking it was a shot, whereas it was meant to be sipped on slowly, I’ll know for next time.

Over the next few days we explored Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. The following are more shots taken in Amalfi.

They really loved lemons in this region, these ones would hurt if thrown into the facial region of any man, look at the size of these bad boys.

The Cathedral of St.Andrew below.

When traveling back to Positano one day, the whole town eventually got involved in trying to sort out the mess below, so many buses, so little room for two, it was hilarious. Not sure what the book was telling the bus driver to do.

This shot below was taken from Ravello, way up top.

And below, out and about in Positano, the first image was the view from our hotel room by night.

Walking around in the day, it was so amazing to see how all these homes were stacked on the hill.

I was so excited, I was levitating.

I could of stayed here for hours if they had a chair here, and maybe a drink, again you can see lemons.

Down on the beach

The Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

The church, and our hotel somewhere in there.

Finally, I saw this lady almost every day on my pizza boxes, take away was so cheap, around two euros (with a pizza inside the box), I still consider these to be the best Pizza’s I have ever eaten in “my life”.

I’ll see you again someday lady on my pizza box, and maybe I can watch you next time………I mean, watch you make the Pizza that is.

Ciao!

After eating some Nigari salmon for lunch with the guys from work, I suddenly had a sweet tooth so we decided to treat ourselves, we found a patisserie and I’m now ready to dig into my marble cheesecake and lemon macaroon back in the office…

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OK, I only ate the cheesecake today, to eat both would of been over the top..

Another Friday, another good day, another weekend to look forward to. Today my colleagues and I went across the road to the pub for lunch and I took a snapshot from my phone of the meal that was accompanied with some vino.

Salmon, mash, crispy sweet potato slices (I don’t know the official name) and some assortments of sauces. Delicious…..

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Cake on a rainy day

Posted: 13/06/2012 by B in food and drink, photography, random

Hello fans, sorry it’s been a few days between posts. The weather in Sydney has been terrible so I have been hesitant to go outside except when I really need to. All I can offer today is a picture of this cake my wife and kids made together last night. It looked fancy enough so I took a picture with my iPhone (and it tasted good too). After having a small slice I had to ride a quick 10km on the bike to make myself feel good about it.

I also have some images from Sydney’s Vivid Festival I have yet to upload from my camera, my bad on that note, but I will hopefully get some of them online soon.

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Hello fans, the weather in Sydney has been cold and wet, so I haven’t had a chance to get outdoors to take some new pictures. I decided to browse through some images from past Travels in Europe again and today I chose to share some scenery from Florence in Italy.

This shot below was taken from our hotel window, I couldn’t get enough of Italy’s historic buildings.

Having spent a month in Italy, without fail everyday we started our lunch and dinners with some Italian bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar (Gelato was also a daily treat).

You can’t go to Florence without visiting the church of Santa Maria del Fiore. This is the bell Tower that we conquered.

The following two images were taken from the bell tower towards the rest of the cathedral and the drop if you happened to slip.

The following pictures are of Ponte Vecchio. This was Florence’s first bridge built across the Arno River in 1935. It is the only surviving bridge from Florence’s medieval days. All others were destroyed in World War II.

I hope you enjoyed my random selection of images from my travels in Florence. Hopefully the weather clears up and I can get out and about to get some new pictures.

 

I thought I would share with you a shot I took of a dessert I cannot get enough of, Ricotta Cannoli.

Whenever I go past an Italian patisserie, I have to jump in to pick up a box of these bad boys. Nothing beats sitting down on the lounge in front of the TV on a cold winters day, the heater keeping me warm with a coffee in one hand, and a Ricotta Cannoli in the other, and then someone special to clean up afterwards. If I had three hands, the other would be holding my PlayStation controller, or possibly my wife’s hand.