Armed with a gratis all day travel pass, we set off for our first port of call, the Punt Muragl funicular. We left the Chesa Spuondas Hotel with a veritable spring in our steps as we skipped along the meadow path that led to the village of Champfer and our bus to the mountains. With time […]
The Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold) in Seville taken in 2011 from the Guadalquivir River. Built in the 13th Century it was erected by the Almohad Caliphate originally as a watchtower and was later to become a prison during the Middle Ages.
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 […]