Vegas & Rose Cafe: something wicked


Prior to heading to Ballarat for a couple of days’ free time, I did a bit of research online (on instagram mainly) to find some great foodie destinations that wouldn’t send me broke. Vegas and Rose on Humffray Street North did not disappoint.
After entering the tiny sunlit cafe and finding a quiet seat to consider the menu, I took in the eclectic mix of retro furnishings and displayed ephemera, bespoke leather accessories, and gorgeous eatables. The pumpkin soup (served in a vintage styled enamel pannikin) with generously buttered sourdough toast was very satisfying, and the tiny Vietnamese iced coffee I took for the road was utterly delicious.
Next time I’m going to save room for a toothsome piece of something sweet, like these glories on the counter. My rating: 5 stars.

This was my first time using the GX7’s in-camera ‘high key’ filter, which seemed perfect for the situation.

Old Car Craze: hunting for treasures


A huge auction of a private car and motoring memorabilia collection was held in town recently, and though I missed the main event I did get a look at the remnants a few days later. The old Volvo, out of focus in the background, grabbed my attention somewhat.

Panasonic Lumix GX7 with 20mm f1.7 lens; border applied with Snapseed app – no further editing.