Posts Tagged ‘food’

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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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..

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.

 

Today I’m posting random shots from my past travels in Cinque Terre, Italy, translated to “Five Lands” in English, this is due to the fact that it’s made up of five lands, I guess someone couldn’t have been bothered to give it another name, though it does sound good in Italian.

The five lands that make this wonderful region are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. My wife and I stayed in Monterosso and enjoyed the little beach that was situated here with the large rock that I conquered. We also spent some time in Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore and if my memory serves me correctly, you can hike from one town to the next, though my wife and I chose only to do the easiest walk from Riomaggiore to Manarola also known as the “Love Walk”, why, because we’d rather spend more time seeing some sites rather than rummaging through the bush with the short time we had in this region.

These were taken before I was into photography so I apologize that they are not up to my standards, meaning I will have to go back and do this again.

To begin, the shot below is the large rock I was telling you about in Monterosso, that’s me up top and not a weird pelican.

Taking a short stroll from our hotel we spotted this waterhole, for some reason it made me take a picture.

I enjoyed watching this colourful train pass by. Came out of no where as I did not expect a train to ride through the middle of town.

The beginning of the “Love Walk” trail.

Enjoyed the bruschetta we had mid way along the Love Walk.

Spent most of a day just sitting on the rocks in Vernazza above the jetty watching the locals go about their daily business. I made my wife walk up the hill just to take this picture, it was worth it just for the view alone.

We also spend some time sitting on the rocks in Riomaggiore, just taking it all in.

After some of the hills we walked up, it was good to finally look at our decent, but we still had a lot of work to do to get to the station below.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. I have a whole lot more except my head is in it, sticking to my policy of remaining anonymous. I was pushing the boundaries on the first picture, maybe I’m caving in. Anyhow, until next time.

Hey fans, now that there are less of you finding our blogs thanks to word press changing the way topics display, I may have to post more often and hope for the best, hopefully it doesn’t put us out of business.

L, D and myself have just returned after polishing off a 400g rib eye steak each, and must say we are satisfied and ready for a nap. Here is a shot of the steak taken from my phone.

As I promised I will post some pictures of my days in Cinque Terre tomorrow so keep watch.

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Hi fans,

Still at home with the wife, kids and new born so I haven’t had a chance to escape and bring home a story. I decided to find and post some pictures from past travels and today I chose some shots from Venice, Italy. These were all taken before I was into photography and had a DSLR, so I hope they are worthy of a view. I have been to Venice numerous times, and will have to wait for the kids to grow a little before I return to Europe again to enjoy the culture, food and history.

I especially enjoyed seeing the Bell Tower in Venice, it reminded of the many times I jumped off it……on the PlayStation console playing Assassin’s Creed. Enjoy!

Hey fans, sorry there hasn’t been any recent posts from myself, I have been pretty much stuck at home since my wife gave birth to bubba number 3  just over one and a half weeks ago.

Not sure where “L” is at with his posts though, perhaps someone stole his keyboard over the weekend, but I’m sure he’ll be back online soon.

Anyway, I did have to do some grocery shopping today, well the wife did and I just followed, but we did stop by Bar Angolo Pizzeria located on the corner of La Strada and La Piazza at Top Ryde shopping centre for lunch. I have been here several times in the past and can say I do enjoy the food and the service.

Today I had my regular long black coffee, accompanied with a Salsiccia Pizza made up of Mozzarella, Ricotta, Spinach, Parmesan, Pancetta & Sausages. I gave it the thumbs up.