Tag Archives: Sunday Photo
I took this photo in 2010 at the monk alms procession. It always makes me smile.
Today’s photo collection features that ridiculous looking but truly amazing creature, the camel. Without the ship of the desert there would have been no Silk Route, no Samarkand and perhaps little or no amazing Islamic architecture throughout Central Asia. We have much to thank our hump backed friends for. Kraka the Camel, Krak des Chevaliers, […]
In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved. This contrasts with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.
Zell am See in Austria Yesterday we took the train from Salzburg the 90-minutes to the ski resort town of Zell am See (Zell on the Lake). We also took the Schmittenhöhebahn – the single car cable car, up 2,000 metres onto the Schmittenhöhe mountain, offering breathtaking views of the peaks of the Hohe Tauern […]
The Hohenzollern Bridge was a road & rail bridge constructed between 1907 and 1911 and reconstructed after WWII when it became a rail bridge only as it is today. Now over 1,200 trains a day cross it to and from the nearby central train station. It is also a stone’s throw from Cologne’s magnificent cathedral and […]
A year ago today we arrived in amazing Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. We had arrived after an enthralling visit to Iguazú Falls. In honour of the brilliant November 2019 visit, I am posting some shots of the iconic city and the amazing waterfalls. Christ the Redeemer, Rio
“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the incessant boom of artillery abruptly went silent along the Western Front in France.” Today we remember the fallen heroes of all wars.
We travelled by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. The train goes over the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge to the outskirts of Laos capital Vientiane at a place called Thanaleng. From there it is a 20km tuk tuk ride into the city. Magic memories!
Photos from my January 2018 trip to Norway.