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Weekly Travel Photo Challenge – Transport

This blinged up speedboat made us laugh out loud when we spotted it cruising past us at super slow speed. We were in the middle of the exclusive and glossy glamour of Dubai Marina, and the bright unrestrained colours popped … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

I took this on a visit to the interior of Tunisia in 2009. The sheer size of the building and all its repeating geometry was so stunning. As we looked a little closer we could see that the columns were … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

This was taken from a boat while we were travelling between islands in Thailand. We were told that birds nests were harvested from the roof of these caves, and exported to China for the infamous birds nest soup. All very … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Silhouette

This is taken beneath the shade of a big old sycamore tree, looking from Plockton towards the Applecross peninsula. I spent countless childhood hours in the branches of this tree and running through the meadow grass and wildflowers which stretch … Continue reading

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Market Value: Another Urban Myth?

Looking back at these shots from a market I visited deep in the heart of Tunisia, made me think about the way we buy and pay for things in ‘the West’. The cart piled high with fennel fresh from the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

This big bronze horse is carrying his big hero of a rider, Wellington, towards the rather big New Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. I took this photo on my way to a lovely family meal in the hotel on a warm … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Foliage

Here is my offering for the Travel Theme Challenge: Foliage These were taken last Autumn in the Birks of Aberfeldy, in Perthshire, Scotland. This is such a stunning ancient beech forest, that it has inspired lots of poets, writers and … Continue reading

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Deep Peace

I walked today along the beach, listening to the long gentle waves washing through the sand. There was a feeling of peace filling the whole place, with just a whisper of a breeze caressing the air. The school have all … Continue reading

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Cooking with Santa

I was in Edinburgh today, soaking up the festival atmosphere, bathed in unexpected warm sunshine. It was so warm and sunny that the pavement side cafes were filling up and it all looked very continental. I decided to pop into … Continue reading

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Sacred Well

We came across this sacred well on a trip to Applecross, in Rosshire. It was a beautiful sunlit day, with a soft breeze stirring the grass and the waves. Swifts were swooping through the sky doing bombing runs for insects … Continue reading

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