On 26 April 1966, at 5:24 a.m., an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.3 shook the city. It changed Tashkent”s appearance forever. Half of the city’s inhabitants were left without a roof over their heads and had to live in tents. The earthquake had had its epicentre at a depth of 10 km right under […]

Uspenski Cathedral is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Overlooking Market Square and the harbour it makes an imposing rival for skyline with Helsinki’s main cathedral.

The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh – Population 1.5 million The Cambodian capital is a special place. Synonymous with the suffering of the Khmer Rouge genocide, but also rich in royal history with a stunning palace complex and fine temples. Phnom Penh sits astride the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, both waterways providing the lifeblood of the city. I […]

Today I do not have the Monday morning blues because a) I am in Paris and b) it is our wedding anniversary. Paris always makes me happy, so here’s a shot I took yesterday.

There is nothing quite like markets to sample the local atmosphere of a destination and the colourful versions in the French capital are no exception. This one springs up most days outside the Maubert – Mutualité Métro on Boulevard Saint Germain.

New York City Rather like Paris, Rome & London, you instantly feel as if you on a film set when you arrive in the Big Apple, such are the number of great films set in the city over the years. The biggest joy for me in being there is just living like a New Yorker […]