Category Sunday Photo
My new book will be released very shortly. It is a fictional drama set in Cambodia entitled ‘Drip By Drip’. The novel centres on an English couple who embark on a life affirming trip, but unwittingly get caught up with a ruthless underworld organisation. There will be more to follow, so to mark the forthcoming […]
When we visited the vibrant indoor market in Valencia, we of course experienced the sights & smells of all the produce on sale, the perpetual motion of buying and selling, the vendors calling out their wares to the throngs of customers. We had not however reckoned with another major attraction – the weighing machine. A […]
Sunday is for relaxation and chilling will family & friends. I love the traditions in Eastern Europe where older men gather to play chess or backgammon. The picture below was taken in the charming town of Sighnaghi in the Kakheti region of Georgia. The backgammon board was placed on a bin and play commenced.
My first overseas visit this year was for a business meeting in Bratislava in early January. Little did I know back then that my trip to the Slovak capital would be one of very few that I would make in 2020.
I took this shot from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain as the sun was setting.
The tile work above the entrance to the Sher-Dor Madrasah at the Registan is amazing. It features a pair of tigers with a rising sun with human faces on their backs as they seem to be about to devour an antelope each. Notice also there is an image of swastika, which from ancient times was […]
I have been to Switzerland’s largest city twice – once by train from Zermatt and this year in February, my last overseas leisure trip of 2020, where we took a train towards Liechtenstein. Zurich is a fine city served by a mammoth train station and busy airport. It screams money at you and like all […]
I should be in St Petersburg now at the start of a long anticipated trans-Mongolian rail adventure to Beijing. Sadly that has been put back until March 2021, though with Mongolia’s border shut like a clam for the foreseeable future, who knows when it might actually happen. Kaliningrad This means that Kaliningrad remains the only […]
I have just read an article about how earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in 30-years. This is of course truly alarming and a threat to the way of life of tens of millions of people and countless wildlife if it continues at such a pace. On a less dramatic but still worrying […]