Category Archives: Travel Lane

Vienna, Austria – Votivkirche

Votivkirche – December 2004

According to Wikipedia: “…The Votive Church, is one of the most important neo-Gothic religious architectural sites in the world…”

Well…. it certainly made an impression on me way back in 2004!!!

What do you think?? Quite impressive right?? 🙂 **

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London, UK – Bench note

Walking along the Thames River in 2006, there was this note on a park bench…

” Everybody needs a place to think… “

I thought it very fitting!! 🙂

…& that concludes this week’s Travel Lane memory!!! 😀 **

Brighton, UK – Pebble Beach

In South Africa we have stretches of white sandy beaches!! … So, it was an interesting experience to walk on the pebble beaches of Brighton!!!

I still can’t understand how you would lie on this beach for hours on end…. Do you need a chair?? Or one of those lazy chair stuff?? Or do you just get used to the hardness of the pebbles??

It was a fond enough memory to make this my travel lane memory for the week!! Hope you had a great weekend!! 🙂 **

Birmingham, UK – Cadbury Factory

As promised – my second post & this weeks travel lane memory!!!

While we were in Birmingham, we decided to visit the Cadbury Factory… It was huge & smelling of super sweetness & filled with lots & lots & lots of chocolate!!! 😀

Normally I am not a sweet tooth – I’d much rather eat a packet of crisps – but I do enjoy chocolate when the craving hits!!! On this day we were showered with plenty… My favourites (which is not available in South Africa) was the buttons!!! We ate heaps of those!!! 😀

I think it would be safe to say that I gained a couple of kilo’s while we were there!!! 🙂 **

Birmingham, UK – Airport

Last night we had no electricity – 😦 !!! It was horrible… do you realise that everything that you keep yourself busy with in the evening involves electricity?? – We could not make dinner, could not heat the house (it was freaken freezing!!!!!), could not drink coffee, could not do our usual lazing in front of the tele & blogging etc… Did I mention that we were the only house on the block without electricity?? Yes, we did pay the bill 😉 …

This morning when we woke up – still no electricity… It totally sucked!!! 😦 During the day they fixed it, but they could give us no explanation to what happened or why!!! Specialists?? Really??

Anyway – I’m ranting… & all I really want to do is share my travel lane memory for the week!!! 😀

This was the glimpse of Birmingham that we got way back in 2005!!! It was a VERY cold day, but we were all excited for the adventure that lay ahead!! (for those of you who are new here, we worked on a turkey farm that holiday… hmmmm… where did your Christmas turkey come from that year??) 🙂

– – – Tilt-shift update – – – I have about five more photos in this “self-improving” project!!! Will share them with you soon!!! (I have a few more ideas for photos that I want to try and get before I start revealing my results!!) 🙂 Are you busy with your tilt-shift?? Share them with me on my facebook page!!! Would love to see your results!! 🙂 **

London, UK – South African Embassy

Oh no, I am not a very patriotic person (don’t get me wrong – I love South Africa, it is a super beautiful country), but…

I felt awfully proud when I noticed the beautiful South African Embassy standing tall and noticeable in (or is it on? or maybe next to? …) Trafalgar Square!!! 😀 I’ll call it my patriotic moment and make it this week’s Travel Lane memory!!! 🙂

“Uit die blou van Onse Hemel…” – December 2006 –

Have you felt a burst of pride for something lately?? 🙂 **

Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands – Sunset on beautiful Schier…

Back in 2004 (yes… it has been this long & I remember this day like it happened yesterday) – me, my absolutely gorgeous mommy & two Netherland friends were watching this superly stunning sunset while waiting for the ferry to come pick us up after a day of galavanting on the beautiful Schiermonnikoog… 🙂

We were taking a lot of photos in this short while – it was amazing to see how the tide have  turned since the ferry dropped us of earlier that day!! I remember wondering which route the ferry will manoeuvre to be able to pick us up?? – – – as you can see from the photo below, a lot of sand banks visible… – – – 😀

Sunset over Schier – December 2004

One day, I will return for sure – once again watching a beautiful sunset over Schiermonnikoog… maybe next time I’ll buy myself a sweet little property here… – – – a girl can wish right?? 😉 – – –

Vienna, Austria – Minoriten Kirche

One of my fondest memories of Austria, was visiting the Minoriten Kirche!!! It was huge – impressively massive!!! But what was very special (and overwhelmingly beautiful), was the mosaic copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper“…

I am going to share this masterpiece in a next post – I’ll include some yummy info and everything… 😉 But today I want to share with you a photo that (almost) conveys the size of this Minoriten Kirche…

Minoriten Kirche – December 2004

This is indeed a vertical panorama – I apologise for the obvious stitching (best I could do with the old photos I’ve got 😉 …), but I think you can get the idea… My mom & her friend is standing bottom left – just to put things into perspective!! 😀 **

London, UK – Approaching Tower Bridge

Time for a Travel Lane memory (boy, I haven’t done one of these in a while!!!)… Tonight, I am returning to London!!! Rewind to year 2006, I have just purchased my new Samsung Digital camera the weekend before – so let’s call this trip its maiden voyage!!! 😉

Me and my ex-boyfriend had a weekend trip to London when we were working in Brighton… Of course, not having a clue yet how the camera worked, I took this shot… way to slow shutter speed – but in the end – I love this shot!!! It is one of my favourites – It reminds me of a faraway memory!!!

Approaching Tower Bridge – December 2006