10-Day Travel Photo Challenge: 4

My namesake Marie at Hops, Skips and Jumps has nominated me to take part in the Travel Photo Challenge which involves posting one favourite travel picture each day for ten days and nominating another blogger to do the same – that’s 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations in ten days. Luckily, there’s no text required so I … Continue reading 10-Day Travel Photo Challenge: 4

One Word Sunday: History

The Grand Palace, Bangkok Linked to One Word Sunday here. In January 2004 the grandson of the then King of Thailand, King Bhumibol, was killed in the tsunami that swept through much of S.E. Asia. Born Bhumi Jensen in 1983, he was the son of the King's eldest daughter, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya and her former American … Continue reading One Word Sunday: History

Six Word Saturday

Linked to https://travelwithintent.com/2020/11/21/beauties-once-soaring-fir-tree- Not Yet Christmas, Here Comes Spring. Not yet Christmas, here comes spring. This wasn't here yesterday. Seen from my balcony this morning my neighbour's tree has burst into blossom. Maybe not 'burst' but showing the flag anyway.

Sculpture Saturday – Cardiff

IN MEMORY OF THE MERCHANT SEAFARERS FROM THE PORTS OF BARRY PENARTH CARDIFF WHO DIED IN TIMES OF WAR Challenge hosted by Sally Kelly over at Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition. This striking Merchant Seaman’s Memorial in Cardiff Bay is in the form of a sleeping face fused with a ship’s hull. This was made by … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday – Cardiff

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.

Sculpture Saturday: Vietnam

An odd one this. We came across this still-being-worked-on monument to the Vietnam War in Hanoi back in 2008. I haven't been back since so I presume it's now finished. I was intrigued to discover that the men working on it were not sculptors but stone-masons who were working to a plan drawn up by … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Vietnam

One Word Sunday – Arches

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