Baggage reclaim in Madrid
I love Madrid airport. I used to fly through it quite often and found it a bright and enjoyable place to wait for a plane. Of course, others might have a different point of view. A year or so ago I happened to pass through again. I used to have carry-on only, so I never […]
Most religions confuse me. Christianity is supposed to dislike idolatry, yet its churches and cathedrals are awash with idols. It seems to me an agreement has been reached. The wealthy may have their idols in exchange for a few coins to help the church funds. And the church shall absolve them of the sin of […]
Sailing in Stockholm
As we cruised slowly out of Stockholm sailboats gathered round. They tracked the ship, or just went about their own business. Watching them enjoy the evening sun, dancing on the wind and the waves, it was a beautiful sight. We watched them for over an hour as they cut and turned and swept across the […]
The Stone Church in Helsinki
In Helsinki there’s a stone church. It’s a beautiful construction, a truly impressive piece of architectural design. It’s impossible not to be drawn into this incredibly bright and airy space. Or be overwhelmed by how beautiful it is. There are countless tourist groups that visit, so be ready to steal those moments you can. Like […]
To infinity. From Dundee
A view out across the River Tay. Taken beneath the Tay Road Bridge. It was a beautiful view, the supports spanning out to infinity.
A photo over Athens
A couple pause to capture the beautiful view out across Athens. It might seem like a cliche, but if you get the chance to visit the birthplace of democracy I strongly recommend it. The city is beautiful, there are ruins with so many tales to tell and you can stand in the footsteps of intellectual […]
The bike by the canal
A bicycle is chained by railings at the Grand Union. Who does it belong to?
Preparing for a shot
A group of tourists were mesmerised by the presentation in this church in Tallinn. One of their number slipped away. There was something more interesting to photograph.
It doesn’t matter how much you dress it up…
Let’s be totally honest. Most drivers see a speed camera, slow down a bit, get past it and then speed up again. Especially if the road they’re firing on is one that feels like it should be faster. If you don’t get it right the chances are you’ll get flashed and a few days later […]
Both modern art and political statement
A visit to Canterbury Cathedral revealed an interesting piece of modern art. Suspended is created from items of clothing discarded by refugees and found mostly on Lesbos and from the camp at Calais. Created by Arabella Dorman, this is a rare piece of modern art for me as it’s something I could connect with. I […]