Category Friday Photo

View of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Ferry

Friday Photo – Leaving Istanbul

In May 2009 I left Istanbul to embark on a journey overland to Syria. First up I needed to get out of Europe and into Asia. In Istanbul this is as simple as catching a ferry across the Bosphorus (or under it nowadays through the Marmara Tunnel, by train). You can read about my visits […]

Friday Photos – Barcelona, Spain

Exactly 20-years ago Mrs Wilbur & I embarked on our honeymoon to Barcelona where we stayed in the beautiful Arts Hotel overlooking the Port Olympic area. Here are some photos of that wonderful time. Flowers at Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Friday Photo – Buddhist Monks, Luang Prabang, Laos

LP can be one of the most spiritual places on earth, but is also increasingly on the radar of large touristic groups. I have been twice in 2010 & 2015, with the five year gap making a huge difference in the number of visitors, especially from China. Peace & tranquility is still on offer however […]

Split Waterfront, Croatia

Friday Photo – Split, Croatia

My brother and his partner are currently in Croatia, a country that has seen a rapid spike in Covid cases. The U.K. has now imposed a 14-day quarantine for returnees from 4am Saturday. After failing in their attempts to get a bus to Ljubljana or Budapest (both Slovenia & Hungary not allowing entry from Croatia) […]

Friday Photo – Coconut Saleswoman, Bangkok

Flashback to 2017 when we met this jolly lady and enjoyed a refreshing coconut from her stall.

OLD TOWN HAVANA, CUBA

Friday Photo – Colourful Photo Opportunity, Havana, Cuba

I took this shot during my January 2017 visit to Cuba. I love the vivid colours. These ladies clearly dressed to impress and saw the blue doors as a perfect contrast to their pastel dresses.

Verona Arena, Italy

Friday Photo – Verona Arena, Italy

We travelled to Verona by train from Venice, a scenic ride culminating in the lovely city of Romeo and Juliet. The Arena is home to al fresco opera most years in July & August. Sadly there was nothing on when we went so we had to satisfy ourselves with a Maria Callas exhibition instead, showing […]

Bric A Brac Stall With A View, Sarande, Albania

Friday Photo – Bric A Brac Stall, Sarande, Albania

Friday Photo – Fishing Fleet, Pangandaran, Indonesia

I took this photo in 1997 at the fishing town situated by the Indian Ocean on the island of Java.

The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

Friday Photo – The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt was the penultimate destination on my 2016 tour of Italy & Switzerland. It was June 2016 and we arrived in lovely sunshine – just as well as next day it rained constantly meaning that we aborted our plans to take a train and cable car high into the mountains. The Matterhorn One of Europe’s […]