AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Simple Elegance

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Once upon a time, this was a ballroom at the Brighton International, Melbourne.
Now it is mainly used for functions such as weddings and conferences.
I attended a small 2 day conference here and we were given a little area to the side.
But the atmosphere was still magical.
Ruby Tuesday meme

Ballroom days are gone
But elegant leisure lives
New patterns of style

Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet


Life Moto said...

that is really elegance

Have a nice MYM

Lifemoto MYM

Sylvia K said...

Elegant indeed! What a beautiful place to enjoy a great meal or celebrate -- everything! Love the brilliant touches of red! Marvelous capture as always, Gemma! Have a wonderful evening, a great week and a very Merry Christmas!


Gattina said...

That's true real elegant !

Thoughts Not Lost said...

Lovely. And so much style!

Gizelle said...

I love how you put two opposite adjectives in the title and really showed it in the photo...

Ralph said...

The elegance of the past may feel lost. Yet, the details were the things we remembered from back then. Today’s details, the alternating red and green napkins are beautiful. We feel special when we enter the room that offers an invite to the function. A wonderful holiday capture! Merry Christmas!

Felisol said...

A cool, sophisticated elegance timeless, exept for the spotlights in the ceiling.
Being very choosy, I'd wanted some kind of art or decorations on the naked walls.
But, that's me, I'm definitely not a minimalist.
Happy summer, Happy Christmas and New Year as well.

I miss your haiku.

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful and elegant. Happy Ruby!

Maria @ LSS

Marites said...

the place looks nice and i just love the touch of red.

Cafe au lait said...

Very elegant indeed.

rebecca said...

red says it all!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Whire, red and black! What could be more elegant?

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Everything does look 'magical' indeed!!

Link to my Ruby Tuesday

Marice said...

i agree! that is so elegant :)

u may view mine here



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