Travel Theme : Illuminated

A difficult theme for me this week as I don’t take many night photos, but one memorable illuminated moment was during our stay in Sydney, just before Christmas, I watched the magnificent Sydney Town Hall illuminated with magical lasers and computerized images and I took a short video of it.


Then I remembered all those magical moments around camp fires, cooking over the coals in the camp oven. Watching the sunset illuminating the sky in aΒ rich red glow. Enjoying a glass of wine as the casserole simmered. The fire light flickers and illuminates a small circle while the rest of the surrounding bush disappears into dark shadows.

Preparing the chicken casserole

Preparing the chicken casserole

The sun sets in a ball of fire

The sun sets in a ball of fire

Enjoying a glass of wine while dinner cooks

Enjoying a glass of wine while dinner cooks

Damper cooked in the camp oven

Damper cooked in the camp oven is ready to eat

 Jack waits patiently for dinner

Jack waits patiently for dinner

Another camp site sharing a meal with new friends

Another camp site sharing a meal with new friends

Beautiful memories of time spent exploring and camping in the Australian bush. I hope you have enjoyed your short stay around some of our camp fires.


Thank you Ailsa for this weeks theme. It has brought back all those memories. Go over to “Where’s my backpack” to see the many lights on Ailsa’s post.


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29 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Illuminated

  1. I do love a good campfire and yours looks very happy πŸ™‚


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  3. Very nice indeed. I love a good camp fire πŸ˜€


  4. Beautiful selection of pics for the theme, Pommepal. I’m really loving the campfire ones the most. πŸ™‚ Chicken casserole, Damper and wine out under the stars, sounds like a great way to spend an evening.


  5. Lyn

    Just beautiful, your campfire shots really capture the mood rather than the action, can almost smell the smoke. Beautiful! We will certainly do some camping when we return home. The photo of Jack by the campfire was an amazing character study. We really miss this wonderful man and his wisdom.


  6. A lovely gallery of illumination!


  7. I love the town hall illuminations – those light shows look amazing, sadly I have never seen one!


    • It was amazing and went on for nearly 10 minutes. It showed Santa and the reindeers and then Santa going down the chimney, kids waking up to the presents etc. etc. I went to see it 3 times as we were staying just 5 minutes walk away


  8. poppytump

    Aw I love your camp fire illumination PP πŸ™‚ smashing .. nothing like sitting round some real flames .That casserole sure looks tasty .


  9. The Town Hall was pretty amazing at Christmas. What an interesting life you lead, Pauline. Maybe one day, I will meet new friends around a campfire. I’ve never done that.


    • G’day Maddie, it is a highlight of travel for me. Briefly making contact and sharing happy hour with like minded people before moving on. Some of them have remained in contact after moving on and become good friends. You should experience camping and the freedom it brings. I will miss it now we have sold Matilda… 😦


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