Showing posts from March, 2018

Why I Love Melbourne.

A building inside a building.

Is there any reason not to love Melbourne?

Dusk in Halong Bay

It is said Halong Bay was created when the Dragon of the Gods plummeted in to the sea. His tail gouged out the limestone cliffs, and the waters rushed in to fill the desolated land.

Whatever the tale, Halong Bay is a place of mystery. At dawn, and again at dusk, the fantastical cliffs and rocks loom into view and then fade away in the soft light. Caves beckon at the water's edge, and birds circle above the pinnacles of limestone.

And somewhere, hidden amongst the magical shapes, sleeps the Dragon of Halong.

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Vintage Drawing of a Dragon of Halong Bay, Vietnam
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London in 5 photos

Strangely enough, I found a futuristic side to London. The roofline at Kings Cross Station was stunning. After taking my daughter to Platform 93/4, we sat upstairs on a terrace beneath this roof, and watched the world go by - which was largely watching queueing. the English are impressive at queueing.

Then there's the traditional. Coming out of Paddington Station I was greeted by St. Mary's Paddington. It is a huge hospital complex, with Gothic spires reaching to the sky. The main street is filled with cafes and take-aways, yet just around the corner hide those delightful mews so typical of London.

The Italian Gardens in Kensington Gardens were delightful (especially as Italy was my next stop). Fountains, ponds, statues, marble from Carrara, flowers everywhere.

St. Dunstan-in-the-East proved an oasis. Not far from Monument Station, this ruined church dates back to the Saxons. Burnt, rebuilt, collapsing rebuilt, bombed; finally it was turned into a public garden in the midst of…

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