Sunday, 24 March 2019

Faces in Venice

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Just a little cherub peeking out from a wall. Venice is like that. I found myself so busy looking at the wonders all around that the little gems were easily overlooked - but so delightful when I saw them.



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This fellow is on the corner of the Campo dei more, not far from the old Ghetto. A quiet corner of Venice, largely free of tourists.



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Dotted around the city are Bocce di Leone, dating back to the glory days of teh Repblic. Letters could be posted here denouncing fellow citizens for crimes and unpatriotic behaviour (the powers that be actually preferred the denunciations to be signed, and rarely followed up anonymous complaints).
this fellow can be found on teh Zaterre, a gorgeous place to sit, have a drink, and watch the world go by.


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Sunday, 17 February 2019

The Penguins of St Kilda







You have to look hard to see him. These fairy penguins return each night to nest in the rocks along the St Kilda boardwalk in Melbourne. They come in after dark, and leave again before dawn, and are best spotted with the aid of a red light which doesn’t distress them.
Indeed one penguin often performs to the crowd (there were at least a hundred people gathered on a mid-week summer night). He hops up on the platform and waddles along to his nest among the rocks, repeating the performance a few times to make sure every one sees.
Others are more shy, reaching their resting spot without being spotted.
Afterwards, a walk in the failing light to one of the many restaurants Melbourne has to offer.



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Sunday, 30 December 2018

My Travels in 2018


I have always loved travel, and am fortunate enough to have done a bit this year - never enough, but there is alway 2019!
So, a few memories of 2018.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Views From Dubrovnik

Views From Dubrovnik


Ah, Dubrovnik. Looking from the walls across the incredible of the Adriatic. (Climb the walls early, before both the heat of the day and the hordes of tourists settle in.)



Views From Dubrovnik


Just near the main gates stands a Franciscan monastery, with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe. An oasis of peace.

Views From Dubrovnik


At the far end of town, a sea of boats and pleasure craft, to explore the seas. Nearby are some steps built to imitate Rome's Spanish Steps. At the top, follow the alley and signs to the Hole in the Wall, a perfect cafe just for sitting and escaping the crowds.


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Tuesday, 20 November 2018



I love this photo I took of Florence largely because it's not instantly recognisable.
Hercules battling the Nemean lion down by the Arno, a bit too busy to enjoy the view.
Behind, the deceptively simple fa├žade of the Chiese di Ognisannti. This church is filled with Medieval and Renaissance treasures (including the robe wore by St. Francis when he received the stigmata).

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Not-So Hidden Corners in Italy


Not-So Hidden Corners in Italy




Of course I start with Florence, the city I fell in love with when I was ten. Wandering towards the Arno, I was so busy looking at all the sights it was easy to miss this spectacular fountain on the corner of a house.


Saturday, 6 October 2018

Five Suggestions for Hong Kong


Hong Kong may seem a small island, but there is much to do - far too much for one visit alone. When you need a break from exploring all the shopping and food options, here are five suggestions to add to your to do list.



Travelling to The Peak


5 Suggestions for hong Kong

Simply reaching The Peak on Hong Kong Island is half the fun. Until 1888, the only way there was a three hour ride in a rickshaw; the opening of the Peak Tram saw the travel time reduced to 8 minutes. There is nothing quite sitting in the tram being pulled back into the seat as the tram climbs the impossible inline, which had a gradient from 4 to 27 degrees. A word of advice - arrive early, as the queues can stretch forever. Catching a bus is another option (and a good way to return) which gives quite a sightseeing tour of the exclusive houses and apartments of the Upper and Mid-Levels.


Faces in Venice

Just a little cherub peeking out from a wall. Venice is like that. I found myself so busy looking at the wonders all around that th...

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