Tag Archives: South America

The Nathravathi River, Mangalore May 20

A River Runs Through It….

A virtual journey through some special river moments from around the world. From sublime do-before-you-die experiences on ancient bodies of water to the storied rivers that birthed each of the European cities I travelled to in 2017 and singularly influenced their destinies.

Balcony, Casa de Osambela- Lima Peru May 24

The Wooden Balconies of Lima

Glimpses of the Moorish imprint on Spanish colonial architecture can be witnessed on a walk through the UNESCO site of Central Lima. Most glaringly in the stylised Mudejar influenced covered balconies incorporated into the facades of colourful 17th & 18th century mansions.   Originally built as much for the same purpose as their Iberian counterparts […]

May 04

Cidade Maravilhosa From Above

We are not beach people, not by any stretch of the imagination. Add to that the prohibitive rates for less than appealing hotel rooms and we almost cut Rio de Janeiro out of our vacation plans, the main focus of which was Peru and Argentina. But with connections into South America via Sao Paulo we decided to allot a couple of days to […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Forward

“If you cry ‘forward’…. You must make plain in what direction to go” ~ Anton Chekov Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend 🙂 Related articles: Weekly Photo Challenge – Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge – Kiss

Another view of the sculpture known locally as ‘El Beso’ (Eternal kiss) in the Parque del Amor, Lima. But Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’ is rather hard to beat 🙂 Related articles: Weekly Photo Challenge – Kiss

February 01

A Plane’s Eye View

I have very few photographs shot from an aircraft, certainly none of any major city. Mainly because we usually depart from and arrive at international destinations at odd hours of the night, and miss that first panoramic sighting that is so thrilling. None of big city illuminations from the sky either, for I haven’t mastered the art […]

November 27

My Inspirations

If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it’s not the people and it’s not the things, it’s travel and experiencing different environments.  ~Marc Newson —— The exhilaration of boat trips in strange lands       Strange ‘taxi’ rides to beautiful destinations     Heart-stopping moments of fear, awe and intense […]