The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise


Weekly Photo Challenge: Somebody’s First Adventure

The Challenge This Week? 

This week, share a photo that says “adventure.” It could be an image of someone setting off on an epic journey, a photo you took on an adventure of your own, or something more metaphoric that represents a personal or psychological adventure. We’re excited to see where you’ll take us!

Somebody’s First Adventure!


Beachside Scene, Collioure France, 2004


Weekly Photo Challenge: Fraying At The Edges

The Challenge? Fray

Share a photo of what “fray” means to you — it could be a tear in a favorite pair of jeans, a street rumble just about to begin, or a friend diving into an oncoming wave at the beach. 

A great excuse to blog a few doors. Fraying at the edges, still doing the job.

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These doors were all from a photo safari in the backstreets of Figeac, France 

Doors Ancient and Modern

 I havent blogged any doors for a while.  Here’s a couple….. one ancient looking door from relatively modern Gawler, South Australia (est. 1836) and the ‘modern’ (early sixties) door of the Hotel Caravelle, Toulouse.  (city established by 200 BC). Toulouse is the home of Airbus, whose ancestor company built the beautiful jetliner Caravelle.

Hotel Caravelle, Toulouse

Gawler, South Australia


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A Door Into The Palace Of Dreams


This splendid entrance is part of the former Odeon Cinema in Petersham, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.  Last used as a roller skating rink, the refurbished building is awaiting a new use.

Drifter update. I’m currently in Sydney, Australia…. tuning up my tastebuds in King St, Newtown and relaxing on the beautiful Hawkesbury River. I’m having fun replenishing my stock of photos of this & that.  


The Old Me Is The New Me

Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to by anyone, alive today or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.Photographers, artists, poets: show us METAMORPHOSIS.

Great topic.  I dont really want to be anybody else, it’s been hard enough getting to be me. Plus, I’ve learned that everybody has a cross to bear, we all suffer from grief and illness one way or another. I’m looking forward to being me…. the old me. My recovery has been slow, but here I am. There’s some newness too. I hope to be more considerate, more forgiving and less self centred.

Having said that, there’s the blog… self centred or what?  Since I began in March I’ve had 3200 views, almost 1500 likes and 140 followers.  Thanks guys! It’s been appreciated. I’ve had lots of nice comments… I dont always reply, but I’ve loved them all. Have a good New Year….. I know it will be better than the last one!

What better to put here than a door?  A beautiful old portal into another new world.