This used to be a miserable view. The top left of the picture is the MediaCity:UK site which will be home to, among other things, the BBC’s new Salford Quays home next year. Before we went to Tignes this was a horrible looking building site and one of the reasons we got away for [...]
We make a return to the Weekly Photo following our recent trip.
The snow has begun to fall in the Alps and we’ve booked our first winter trip of the season returning to Tignes in March.
This photo is of the Aiguille Percée which loosly translates as ‘The Eye of the Needle’. It is [...]
I get on very well with Las Vegas. Some say it’s artificial, cheesy and tacky. I agree and I love it.
What I love most of all is that Las Vegas Strip is a brilliant leveller of people. If you walk down there you will walk past a couple in their dinner dress going [...]
Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago. Link to Wikipedia
With Ashes fever taking over the World I think back to 28 December 2006 and our day at the MCG in Melbourne.
I had always wanted to go on an Ashes Tour and, in particular attend the 100,000 seater Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day ever since I first saw it on Boxing Day [...]
We went to Madrid in a large group (around 12 of us I think) in June 2004. Barcelona gets a lot of the press and cheap flights but Madrid is more then a worthy home for a few days.
This is a picture of the Cervantes Monument, where we spent our final day with [...]
It’s about time I had another Mountain post. I was tempted to go for Whistler but with the Tour de France passing through Bourg St Maurice this week I opted for this view down the Isère valley from the Solaise chairlift in Val d’Isère. Today the Tour started from just a few miles down the [...]
The centre of Krakow immediately reminded me of Prague with its style and huge market square. Indeed, the centre itself is listed as a World Heritage Site.
We went in May 2008 and I would like nothing more than be able to tell you about how it has traditionally been one of the leading [...]
Continuing to post my favourite photographs I have taken since I started this blog. This week we’ll go for Railay Beach in Krabi – the limestone cliffs jutting out of the sea and the longtail boats make this area of the the world very recognisable.
My blog on Krabi, including link to the map [...]
This photo was taken during our trip to California in 2008.
We were in California for the Fodens’ wedding and seeing as we are currently in Dubai visiting them it seemed appropriate to reminisce about that trip. What we didn’t realise was just how lucky we were to have a clear day during [...]