Silent Sunday: Thai Beach

The lights have gone out and a lone visitor to the Shrine looks out over the waves. Early morning on the beach at Thailand at one of the many shrines along the water. Local people come here to leave offerings to the Lord Buddha, in the form of lotus flowers, small portions of cooked rice, … Continue reading Silent Sunday: Thai Beach

Sculpture Saturday: Orlando Furioso in Montpelier

Oblivious to the suffering bronze figure carrying a horse, people sit at tables in the place de l'Europe, awaiting service in the sun. What days those were, what blissful days! Inspired by a sixteenth-century Italian poem depicting the Fenosa, this bronze statue of Orlando Furioso is that of a man wearing a dead horse on … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Orlando Furioso in Montpelier

Sculpture Saturday: Basel

Hosted at https://nofixedplans5.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/sculpture-.saturday-9/ It was just a few hours stopover in Basel - a town in which I hope to spend more time on my next trip to Switzerland. Neat, tidy, like all Swiss towns yet with a quirkiness that is all its own. I particularly remember some very lovely small shops and even in the … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Basel

Sculpture Saturday in Pézenas

This statue to the great French playwright Moliėre is to be found in the town of Pézenas in the Langudoc-Rousillon area of France, where he lived for many years and where his acting troupe came under the patronage of the king's brother, Philippe Duc de Orleans. He is regarded as one of the great comic-writers of all time.

Silent Sunday in Crete

The Oldest Byzantine Church in Crete It definitely was a silent Sunday when we came across this deserted Byzantine church which we later found to be the oldest in Crete. Overgrown with grasses and weeds, it still has charm and I remember well the smell of the herbs underfoot as we explored the near-ruined building.

Silent Sunday on the Gota Canal

This journey along one of the world's great canals is an experience like no other but is only available during the summer months. And in those cabins you really get to experience what travelling was like in the 19th century on board these ships that carried immigrants from rural Sweden out to America.

Sculpture Saturday: Budapest

Designed in 1896 to mark the 1000th Anniversary of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Basin, Heroes' Square (a name given to it in 1932) was designed in 1896 for the celebration of the Millennium of Hungary.

SILENT SUNDAY: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK, THAILAND.

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.