Category Sunday Photo

Sher-Dor Madrasah, Samarkand

Sunday Photos – Sher-Dor Madrasah, Samarkand

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 […]

Zurich, Switzerland

Sunday Photos – Zurich, Switzerland

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 […]

Sunday Photos – Kaliningrad, Russia

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 […]

Sunday Photos – Arctic Norway

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 […]

Sunday Photo – Sunflowers, Kent, UK

I took this picture through the window of a steam train in the Kent countryside yesterday. The trip was on the Kent & East Sussex steam train from Tenterden to Bodiam.

Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

Sunday Photos – Bear Park Lake, Helsinki, Finland

I took these shots in September 2019. I was lucky enough to have spent a week working in the Finnish capital, with the weekend tacked on for exploring. Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

Millinery Shop Albanian Style, Sarande

Sunday Photo – Hats For Sale, Sarande, Albania

The Albanian town of Sarande is just a 30-minute hope across the Ionian Sea from Corfu.

Sunday Photo – Gone Fishing, Hoi An, Vietnam

Shot in 1998.

Sunday Photo – Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru

I took this shot in 2001 at Machu Picchu. There was clearly a pecking order type thing going on here and looking at it now they appear to be social distancing before such a thing was ever thought of by us humans! Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru Talking of Peru, I will be hosting a free […]

Sunday Photo – Friesach, Austria

A year ago we undertook a train tour through Slovenia & Austria. Part of the trip saw us take a train from Klagenfurt to Semmering and I took this shot from the train window.