I’ve been trying to think of the most iconic landmarks around the world – what would they be? Big Ben? The Statue of Liberty? The Eiffel Tower? Sydney Harbour Bridge? The statue of Christ the Redeemer? The Pyramids of Giza? The Golden Gate Bridge? Uluru? The Colloseum? All contenders I am sure. Another world famous […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 4 – The Taj Mahal"
One thing you can say about Indian street life is that it is never boring. On our recent tour of India we were a bit apprehensive about the long coach journeys – some journeys turned out to be six or even eight hours long. In many countries, including England, the thought of spending hour after […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 3 – Street Life"
Tuk-tuk drivers are a breed apart – they work seriously long hours, for little money, through the heat of the day, choking on the fumes of a million exhausts, listening to the deafening cacophony of horns, always with a smile on their face. Oh, and they are lunatics. Our tour guide, Avdhesh, hailed a tuk-tuk […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 2 – People"
The holiday of a lifetime! We have been wanting to go to India for years and years and finally did it a few weeks ago. The food, the culture, the scenery and the people have long fascinated us but it can be an intimidating place to go with a young family. We needn’t have worried, […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 1"
Verona. The setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short distance from the stunning shores of Lake Garda. How much more romantic could a city possibly be? Speaking of Juliet you can, along with thousands of others, visit her house, view “that” balcony, pose for a picture next to a […]Read more "And They Say Romance Is Dead?"
The Waterfront area of Liverpool is one of those rare places where no matter which way you turn you can’t put your camera down. I don’t know of another area where there is such a concentration of astounding architecture. The regeneration of Liverpool in recent decades has created an area of contrasting architecture – old […]Read more "Liverpool Waterfront"
I can’t imagine there are many places in the world where the number one tourist attraction (at least according to the ubiquitous TripAdvisor) is a prison. Until recently the only place where I would have considered this to be a possibility would have been Alcatraz in San Francisco. Even though Robben Island in Cape Town […]Read more "Kilmainham Gaol"
Whitby is one of my favourite places to visit and I have been there many times over the last few years. For such a small town it has a surprising number of locations at which a photographer could spend hours snapping away. From the Old Town, to the beach, to the Abbey, and of course […]Read more "Whitby Harbour"
At most places that I go to, such as Scarborough Castle in the pictures below, I take both film and digital cameras (a Nikon FE and a Nikon D80) both of which are getting a bit long in the tooth. The FE was made in 1982 and is as good as the day it was […]Read more "Nikon D7200 vs D80 (with a bit of FE)"
It’s taken me a while to get around to sorting out these photos but I have finally got around to it. They were taken last October on a trip to Northumberland, on this particular day we visited Dunstanburgh Castle. Have a look at the English Heritage website (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dunstanburgh-castle/) for more information about the castle. The […]Read more "Dunstanburgh Castle"