This week’s #FriFotos theme is waterfalls.

I wish I had more photos of waterfalls but I don’t seem to get out into the country enough. Today I’m just going to share the one photo from Vintgar Gorge near Lake Bled in Slovenia.

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Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

Vintgar Gorge Waterfall in Slovenia

Holy Places

There’s no shortage of holy places in Europe which is the theme of this week’s #FriFotos. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to share your photos of holy places.

The Vatican: The holiest place of them all.

The Holy Roman Empire

Dresden's Frauenkirche

The Salt Mine Cathedral in Krakow

Sinan Pasha Mosque in Kosovo

Berliner Dom and the Alexanderplatz TV Tower

The Duomo in Florence, Italy

Girona's Cathedral from the River

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This week’s #FriFotos theme is Flowers.

I love visiting parks and gardens and to show for it I have around a gazillion photos of flowers. Here are some of my favourites.

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White Grape Hyacinths

Tulips at Keukenhof

Black Dutch Iris

Iris at the Parc de Bagatelle in Paris

Tulips at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris

Pink orchids at KeukenhofKeukenhof OrchidSpider-like orchid at Keukenhof in the Netherlands


This week’s #FriFotos theme is Green.

I’ve decided to share photos of monuments/statues from central Europe which have that distinctive green tarnish which develops when bronze is exposed to the elements.

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Innsbruck Austria

Dragon Bridge Ljubljana Slovenia

Hofburg Palace Vienna Austria

Budapest Hungary

Krakow Castle Poland

Vienna Austria

Bratislava Slovakia

Ljubljana Slovenia

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This week’s #FriFotos theme is Villages. I haven’t visited many villages in my time but I’ve picked out a few favourites from my travels in Europe. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to share your village photos.

Bakar – Croatia

Bakar is a peaceful fishing village in northern Croatia, not far from Rijeka.

Bakar Village Northern Croatia

Giverny – France

The home of Impressionist painter Claude Monet, Giverny is a great day trip from Paris.

Giverny Village

Hallstatt – Austria

I wrote about Hallstatt yesterday; it’s a beautiful alpine village.

Hallstatt - Alpine Village

Bohinj – Slovenia

Bohinj is a large village located next to a stunning glacial lake in Slovenia.

Bohinj Village

Ston – Croatia

The main sight in the southern Croatian village of Ston is the 5.5 kilometre wall which surrounds the city known as the ‘European wall of China’.

Croatian Village - Ston

Happy Places

This week’s #FriFotos theme is Happy Places. There are number of places I’ve visited on my travels which have made me feel truly happy and lucky to be there which I would like to share with you today. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to share your happy places.


I have to put Paris at the top of my list. After all, I could live virtually anywhere in the world but I choose to make the City of Lights my home. When I first lived in France in 1999-2000 I lived one block from the Hotel de Ville. I have great memories of that time as a student in Paris and that part of the Marais will always be a happy place for me.

Hotel de Ville Paris


Croatia is one of the places I had dreamt of visiting for years before I finally made it there in 2010. My high expectations were far exceeded. Dubrovnik was my first Croatian destination and you couldn’t get the smile of my face the entire time I was there.

Andrea in Dubrovnik


Even though I had just met my fellow travellers, hiking up a Tirolean mountain to see the sun rise with them was a happy moment in a very happy, awe-inspiring place.

Tirol Sunrise

Outside of Europe, my ‘happy places’ are all in my home country, Australia.


Even though I always refer to Perth as ‘Dullsville’ it is my home town and all my family lives there so I’ve go to include it in my list of happy places.

Perth Beach


Manly is my second home in Australia and if I ever move back down under this is most likely where I’ll end up. Running along Manly beach, swimming at Shelly Beach, sipping cocktails at my favourite bars and breakfast at my local cafe all make Manly happy place for me.

Breakfast in Manly

12 Countries 12 Photos

This week’s #FriFotos theme is ‘Best of 2011’. In 2011 I visited 12 countries and the following photos are my favourites from each country. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to share your best of 2011.


Abandoned Factory in Berat


Goode Beach Albany


Sunrise in Tirol


Sunset in Markarska


London Eye at Night




Nuremberg's Beautiful Fountain


Duomo in Florence


Vaduz City Centre


Sunset Over Budva


Tropical Singapore


Lake Bohinj


This week’s #FriFotos theme is flags. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to join in and share your flag photos posts here in the comments. Here are a few flag photos from my recent travels around the world.

Croatian Flag – Dubrovnik City Walls

Croatian Flag Dubrovnik

Albanian Flag – Skanderbeg Square Tirana

Skenderbeg Monument and Albanian Flag

Polish and Euro Flags – Main Market Square, Krakow

Flags in Krakow

Slovakian Flags – Bratislava

Slovakian Flags Bratislava

Belgian Flag – Grand Place Brussels

Grand Place Brussels

Flags at Half Mast – King’s Park, Perth (To mark the memorial service of the 29 miners who died in NZ’s Pike River Mine disaster in 2010.)

Flags at Half Mast

Australian and NSW Flags – Sydney Harbour Bridge

Flags on Sydney Harbour Bridge

Swimming Between the Flags – Manly Beach Sydney

Manly Beach Flags


This week’s #FriFotos theme is doors. At first I thought I didn’t have many photos of doors but on closer inspection it turns out I have loads. Here are some of my favourites. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to join in.

Hector Guimard’s Art Nouveau door at Castel Beranger in Paris.

Hector Guimard Castel Beranger

The door at St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest.

St Stephen’s Basilica

On the door of Anne Frank House, Amsterdam.

Anne Frank House Amsterdam

Front door of the Slovenian parliament, Ljubljana.

Slovenia's Parliament Ljubljana

Bratislava seen through the castle doors.

Bratislava Castle Doors

The doors where thousands were led to their deaths.

Auschwitz Gas Chamber

Albanians are a suspicious lot and like to place horseshoes above their doors for good luck.

Albanian Good Luck Charn

The end of The Doors.

Jim Morrison - Pere Lachaise

FriFotos For A Cure: Pink

Today’s #FriFotos has a special PINK theme to support breast cancer awareness which you can read all about at TravelDesigned:

This week’s #FriFotos theme is PINK in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not only do we encourage you to be creative and post your PINK  photos via twitter with the hashtag #FriFotos on Friday, we also encourage you to help us with a VERY special #FriFotos fundraiser to further research for a CURE and breast cancer awareness. We hope you will help the #FriFotos hosting team meet their goal of raising $2500 today!

If you would like to support the cause, please make your FriFotos For a Cure donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation #FriFotos for a Cure page.

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Pink Geraniums at an Austrian Chalet

Pink Geraniums Austria

Pink Sunset Over Budva, Montenegro

Pink Sunset Budva Montenegro

Pink Begonias at the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg

Mirabell Gardens Salzburg

Pink Cake in Hallstatt, Austria

Pink Cake in Hallstatt

Pink Phonebox in Mieming, Austria

Pink Phonebook Mieming Austria

Pink Meringues in Annecy, France

Pink Meringue Annecy France

Pink Eclair from Lenotre, Paris

Pink Eclair Lenotre

Pink Tulip, Parc de Bagatelle, Paris, France

Pink Tulip Parc de Bagatelle 

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This week’s #FriFotos theme is capitals so I picked some of my favourite photos of Europe’s capitals to share. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to join in.


Paris France


London England


Berlin Germany


Vienna Austria


Rome Italy


Ljubljana Slovenia 


Bratislava Slovakia


Prague Czech Republic


Budapest Hungary