Tag Archives: Sunday Photo
Sunday Photo – Sheikh’s Pier, Eastbourne
Eastbourne pier was completed in 1872 but has suffered several fires during its history. The latest fire was as recent as 2014, this time destroying the large arcade and saloons in the midway. Sheikh Abid Gulzar a local hotelier, brought the pier in November 2015 and has since renovated it, with works continuing.
Sunday Photo – She Sells Seashells On The Seashore
I visited the Indian Ocean resort of Pangandaran in Indonesia in 1997. This group of happy girls were selling necklaces made of shells.
Sunday Photo – House of Blackheads, Riga
The odd looking House of Blackheads building is named after an African missionary named Mauritius who refused to execute pagan locals who themselves refused to convert to Christianity. He paid the ultimate price for this disloyalty to the ruling Germans and was later canonised for his suffering and martyrdom.
Sunday Photo – Art Nouveau Decor, Riga
Riga has probably the best collection of Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil) buildings of any city in Europe. Unless you know better?
Sunday Photos – Hoi An, Vietnam
I have just watched the episode of Great Asian Railway Journeys when the living Opal Fruit Michael Portillo visits the beautiful Vietnamese town of Hoi An. Nowadays the town is a tourist hotspot, uncomfortably so at times. Indeed Portillo asserts in blazing sunshine that it is akin to Venice in popularity. When I visited in […]
Sunday Photo – Triesenberg, Liechtenstein
The church and town hall in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein this morning.
Sunday Photo – Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in the southwest of Iceland. We visited the spectacular site on a freezing cold day in January 2015.