A Snapshot of Two Cities #8

16:49, 7/9/2015, Nanjing, China

Wowee…Isabel and I have been doing A Snapshot of Two Cities for eight weeks! How crazy is that? Isabel is back in China now, after her Japanese jaunt, and she has another great photo. I love seeing people set up shop somewhere and making an afternoon, or maybe a whole day, of spending time doing something they enjoy. It looks like a lovely social little chess group, too! Definitely a good reminder to get out there and do something you love with nice people.

17:22, 5/9/2015, Phillip Island, Australia

17:22, 5/9/2015, Phillip Island, Australia

Last Saturday was my anniversary with Mr. birdandfox. To celebrate, we went to Phillip Island to see the fairy penguins! Photography of the actual penguins isn’t allowed (which is fair enough, the poor little things already have a bunch of weird looking humans staring at them – adding bright flashes of light probs won’t help), but I did manage to get some nice shots of the beautiful scenery. It was super chilly but so stunning and a lovely trip all round. I might even write a little blog post about it and show some more photos.

A Snapshot of Two Cities is a collaborative project between myself and Isabel from Nanjing Nian. We take a photo of something that catches our eye each week and post the photos on our blogs. We hope you enjoy looking at the differences and similarities between the two cities and cultures, and also just some pretty pictures. You can read more about it in the first posting.


Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.


  1. Isabel

    Yay! You’re blog’s back up! What a nice thing to do for your anniversary. I agree, better not to take photos of the penguins, but you can make up for it with beautiful scenery shots like this. Stunning x


    1. birdandfox

      Yay indeed, Isabel, yay indeed! I’m so much happier now 😀

      Yeah, we like to try and do things or go places for our anniversaries. It’s good fun plus it saves having to think of a good present!

      Thanks very much 🙂 So many gorgeous shots to take down there. I loved it…though the drive was a little long 😛


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