I took this shot during our 2014 tour of France, this being on the Alsace Wine Route leg. The father stork was off searching for food for the youngster whilst the mother waited patiently. Proud Mother Stork
We visited the bird sanctuary in the South of France on a baking hot day in 2014. The flamingoes were the undoubted stars of the show, putting on a fine display.
Having not started work until 1982, my ’70s overseas travel was limited to one French exchange trip, however during the eighties I really started to flex my wanderlust. Continuing my posts on the music that transports me back to my travels I have now reached the ’80s. My Travels in the Eighties My first independent […]
Music has the almost magical quality of transporting you back to another era or destination, evoking the feelings that you felt at that time or enhancing your experience of the exciting things that you are seeing or doing. I don’t mean gamelan music in Indonesia, samba in Brazil, rumba in Cuba or jazz in New […]
What’s the point in taking photographs? They are souvenirs of course, memories of fabulous sights, magical holidays & iconic locations. They can evoke amazing feelings and transport us right back to a special moment in time. Nowadays, with the advent of smartphones and digital cameras we take thousands of pictures and videos every year, an […]
OK, I have cheated again. I have still never visited a city beginning with the letter X. Two years ago my cheat was EXeter and now I am going for the delightful French city. In fact Exeter and Aix could easily be twinned. Both historic Roman cities, both surrounded by beautiful countryside and both with […]
This week’s photo is the approach to Bonifacio on the southern tip of the French island of Corsica. We visited in July 2005 from northern Sardinia.
We visited the island settlement of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy in June 2015. Reached by a causeway, it is situated at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. A fine place to visit, but beware of the crowds. It was baking hot on the day we travelled there and there were many bus loads of tourists. […]
Paris is known as the city of romance and I wouldn’t argue with that. I just loved the togetherness of this couple that I took in Montmartre several years ago.