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
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
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
Posted in connection with Debbie's One Word Sunday - Arches Arches are hard to avoid anywhere with ancient Roman or Greek architecture but I managed to find a 'natural' arch to supplement the two historic ones from Sicily/ Cave of the Nymphaen at Syracuse, Sicily Arch in the rocks off the coast of Lipari, Aeolian … Continue reading One Word Sunday – Arches
Mosaic sculpture Antarctic 100 erected in Waterfront Park, Cardiff, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the polar expedition which left from Cardiff in 1910 led by Captain Scott. The sculpture is by Jonathan Williams and it was erected in 2003. It is perhaps fitting that this sculpture stands in front of the Nordic Church which … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Scott of the Antarctic in Cardiff
I must apologise to the bloggers who follow me and those I follow: my computer has been out of action now for nearly two weeks, during which time I had no option but to delete all the emails that poured in daily. I find it impossible to work on a phone (I gave up on … Continue reading PROBLEMS WITH A ROUTER