On My Travels
A collection of snapshots of life in words and pictures as I travel around this amazing planet.
A great evening in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the famed Chelsea Pensioners - and Belle and Sebastian
On My Travels, June 17th, 2017
Everyone else seemed more interested in the monkeys bouncing around than this contemplative chap.
On My Travels, May 10th, 2017
A visit to Athens isn't complete without seeing at least one demonstration.
On My Travels, May 3rd, 2017
Out of the way, poorly designed and badly curated. I'd avoid the Design Museum unless you've a reason to be there
On My Travels, April 15th, 2017
A general purpose sign suitable for an protest
On My Travels, April 11th, 2017
If you happen to go to Birmingham don’t just head for the Bull Ring. Take a detour and visit the canals. There’s some great places to wander round.
On My Travels, February 28th, 2017
A couple wearing traditional Kimono enjoying Kyoto and all the ancient Japanese city has to offer.
On My Travels, January 31st, 2017
This American tourist was keen to get her photo taken with one of the many bulls that appear outside restaurants in Kobe. Another feature of these restaurants is Spiderman is sometimes seen in close proximity, though why I’ve never got to the bottom of. How do I know she was American? The Japanese are renown […]
On My Travels, January 2nd, 2017
If you get a chance to visit the Roman Baths in, um, Bath, then do so. It’s a fascinating exploration of more than just how Romans used to socialise. There are also insights into how Rome co-opted previous cultures and customs and called them their own, and how this continued through to the modern era […]
On My Travels, December 15th, 2016
The kai car - an unique concept to Japan, where space is at a premium and small cars are ubiquitous.
On My Travels, December 10th, 2016
A panorama of Japanese city Yokohama, shot at night on a DSLR with an improvised tripod.
On My Travels, November 10th, 2016
The great thing about the Japanese railway system is it runs on time. If a train says it will leave at 17:16 it will leave at that time and not five minutes before or a few minutes after. This makes planning your life, even if its just a holiday, so much easier.
On My Travels, November 3rd, 2016
You know what it’s like. You go out and spend millions of pounds to buy a new apartment on fashionable Southbank. It’s the latest in “glass front” design with spectacular views of the river and you can tumble out the front door into the Tate Modern. Then what happens? Some muppet at Tate Modern applies […]
On My Travels, October 25th, 2016
The streets behind London's Chinatown reveal a rarely explored, yet fascinating view of the city.
On My Travels, October 23rd, 2016
Need a delivery? Living in one of the outlying towns of Kobe, Japan? Quick – give 7-Eleven a call and they’ll bring it straight round in a rather funky little EV. I’m guessing this is based on the Renault Twzzy, but whatever it is I feel a need to add it to my car collection. […]
On My Travels, October 18th, 2016
Cafe staff prepare for another busy day in London.
On My Travels, October 12th, 2016
Seen on the streets of Madrid. Someone calls this ramshackle collection of boxes and blankets home. I wonder if they appreciate the art on their improvised wall?
On My Travels, September 12th, 2016
It took 3 years and 4 attempts to get inside the house at Wrest Park. Each time we visited there was an event on that stopped us from gaining access to the house. When finally we did get inside this view down the gardens was a reminder of how careful garden design can merge the […]
On My Travels, August 26th, 2016
Gibraltar can either build up or grow outwards. They do both.
On My Travels, August 17th, 2016