With the Olympic Games drawing to a close, it has certainly been a golden event for Team GB with 27 Gold Medals. To honour this amazing feat here are a random selection of photos with a golden hue. From top to bottom – Segovia Cathedral Spain, Monk Laos, Eiffel Tower, Hotel Baron Aleppo, Palmyra Syria, […]
The SS Great Britain, Bristol
The church at Trun near St Moritz, Switzerland.
Last week I went to the Sky Garden in London and was afforded some superb views. Situated in Fenchurch Street, it is free to go to but you have to book in advance – well worth the effort.
We arrived at the train station buoyed by our Bernina Express experience and were about to embark on even more fun once I had got over the 7 minute taxi fare costing £22! Arriving at the Chesa Spuondas around ten it had pretty much gone to sleep already. We were met by a cheery porter […]
Continuing the Olympic theme, the 1896 Games were the first in the ‘modern’ era and were held in Greece to mark the fact that there was also the home of the ancient Olympics. Specifically the Games were held at the Marble Stadium in Athens, which was the home of the vast majority of the sports […]
The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games, commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus. Its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam and it has been part of the modern […]
Following on the Olympic theme, I was fortunate enough to be working at Eton Dorney the entire week of the Olympic rowing. When I say working, I actually spent most of my time watching the races and taking photographs. This is a photo that I took of two patriotic Brits who were there for the […]
As the Rio Olympics is nearly upon us, I thought that I would share some Olympic themed photos over the next couple of weeks. I start with Portland in Dorset, where in May 2012 I went on a charity walk with some friends & colleagues. As well as a lovely stretch of coastline, you can […]
We arrived in the Italian border town of Tirano by train from Como in order to enter Switzerland on the famous Bernina Express. The whole town seemed to exist for the railway and the majority of people who frequented the place on that mid-June day were grey-haired German or Japanese tourists in identical tour operator […]