Just 40 Kl from Görlitz in German Saxony lies Bautzen, the town famous for the fact that all political prisoners were sent here at one time, and which celebrated its 1000-year-old existence just a few years ago. Although heavily damaged during World War II Bautzen has been well restored but it still retains the air … Continue reading Bautzen: The Sorbs in Saxony
For over half a century the delights of German Saxony remained hidden from a large part of the world due to it being part of the former East Germany. Since German reunification however, this lovely state in south east Germany is once again attracting visitors drawn there by its archecture, its craftwork and its traditions. … Continue reading Gorlitz: Stunning in Saxony
A Blue Day in Austria Between lakes and mountains on an unforgettable trip in the South Tyrol. This was late evening on my way to a Spa hotel where they had a vibrating bed!
A couple of years ago I attended the Artusian Food and Wine Festival in Forlimpopuli in Italy, a festival that runs for ten days (I was only there for two) and which is run in honour of the father of modern Italian cookery Pelegrino Artusi (1820-1911)
A scene of peace on what was once the site of unimaginable pain, Hellfire Pass on the River Kwai in Thailand. In this area live the people of the Mons, a distinct Thai tribe. One of these thatched houses is a schoolroom, one a restaurant and one a 'hotel/restauarant' (cold water shower with water from … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday
Only the Singing Bamboos It actually was a Sunday and the silence was all enveloping, as was the humidity. I had to turn back after half an hour as I couldn't cope with the perspiration dripping into my eyes, the mozzies, the dampness all around me and the general feeling of too much growth and … Continue reading SILENT SUNDAY: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK, THAILAND.
Linked to Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word I'm a newbie on this site but love having an excuse to showcase my images by linking them to a word provided by Paula. Hope you like them. ESTIVAL Dessie - Morning awakens and there's the beach. To me this photographs is summer writ large. It's … Continue reading Pick a Word – Sept. 5, 2020
Apu, our driver, was a big man, two metres tall and weighing about 100 kilogrammes. He stood before us, barefoot in an ankle-length blue and white lava-lava, a crisp white shirt, and a jaunty red hibiscus in his hair.
Typical Samoan Dwelling Silent Sunday because the people are all in church - the Samoans are great church goers and they love hymn singing. This is a typical Samoan dwelling, open to the elements and to the curious gaze of passers-by. They like people looking in and stopping to gaze at their possessions. In some … Continue reading Silent Sunday: Samoa
Statue to famous philanthropist New Orleans Philanthropist Malcolm Woldenberg in conversation with young boy Once lined with crumbling warehouses Woldenberg Park (opened in 1984 for the World Fair) is now a pleasant walkway along the Mississippi offering scenic views of the river. It's a great place for people watching as it attracts tourists and locals … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: New Orleans