Category Archives: Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge

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Construction beginning in 1886 with completion in 1894, it took eight years, five contractors and 432 construction workers to build the Tower Bridge. One of the most well-known and visited monuments of Victorian architecture Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Curve

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I created this image from an original photograph of the Three Muses, Drama (Calliope), Comedy (Thalia) and Tragedy (Melpomene), who represent and adorn the entrance of the National Drama Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Located on Gediminas Ave, the theatre is considered a landmark of Vilnius city and is one of Lithuania’s most prominent publicly funded art

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Future

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When I was thinking about the future for this week’s challenge, for some odd reason I thought of the saying ‘when my ship comes in’. If your ship has come in, it means something very good has happened to you. I believe it’s origin is based on an old sea merchant term, when you used to pay

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Beneath Your Feet

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Going about our everyday lives we usually pay attention to what we see around us, we don’t have a lot of choice in the matter if we want to navigate this world safely. It’s something we do without thinking. There are times though when we deliberately focus on things, either because we need to or

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid

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In March of this year I decided to create something just a little different with a photo I had taken of the Tower Bridge in London. In a nutshell, I decided to make it more vivid, simply to create an alternative and unusual look. I felt like I was creating its aura. It took eight

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

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I found this broken tree on the grounds of a lovely manor house in England, Croft Castle, when I was there in the summer of 2013. Croft Castle is located near the village of Yarpole in Herefordshire. I don’t know how long it had been lying there, but I thought it created a beautiful rustic image.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Forces of Nature

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I realize that Niagara Falls is a well-known and visited area, both the US and Canadian side, but I felt it was the perfect fit for this week’s challenge. This image was taken last summer when I lived in Burlington which is only a 40 minute drive away. The boat in the photograph is the

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

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I have to be honest I am more of a night owl, but when I was visiting Newquay, Devon with my mum and dad I did grab my camera and head off to the beach at around 7:00 a.m. There were only two other people who had the same idea, which was nice, as it

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Blur

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I always loved the way the blurred photo of these Cuban Dancers turned out. I felt it gave the image energy, albeit most of the content was left to the imagination. Thanks to this week’s Photo Challenge I have a great excuse to share it. Related articles across the web Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur Weekly Photo

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HAPPY EASTER – The Lent Lily

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In England, because of their long association with Lent, daffodils are known as the Lent Lily. Daffodils are not only a sign of the end of winter but they are considered a lucky emblem of future prosperity. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season your next twelve months will

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

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Many images sprang to mind for this week’s Photo Challenge, but I decided to go with a simple shot of fruit. Raspberries are one of my favourites and these raspberries were growing along the side of a country road in Shropshire, England. Great reminder that the warmer weather is on it’s way.

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Shopping in Tuscany

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

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The above photo was taken in a market area of Florence. You will find small retail stores like this all over Tuscany, where the outside walls are used to display a sample of the products for sale. This week’s Photo Challenge was about walls that reveal something about a place or person.

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