Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 217 - Paris

Inside the funky UNESCO building, Paris where I recently accompanied students to a Model United Nations conference....

As well as the amazing exterior of retro architecture and stylish James Bondesque interior....

....Check out the view from the canteen on the seventh floor where we ate lunch every day!!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 216 - Nice

Shooting straight into the light in the Paillon Park, Nice creates some dramatic shadows on a November day when the sky was the bluest of blues......For more shadow shots from around the world, click here for Shadow Shot Sunday....Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Imperia - A day out at the olive oil festival

 Autumn is the time for harvesting the olives and November is the time to celebrate that harvest and the riches it produces down on the Ligurian Coast in Italy. The streets are full with stalls selling olive oil and other delicious Italian specialities and there are marquees for tasting sessions, as well as restaurants putting on gourmet menus for the day. Mid- November in Imperia is a lovely festive day out at the start of winter......

Don't hesitate to visit if you get the chance - it is only one hour from Nice by car, or 40 minutes on the train from Ventimiglia....Enjoy!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 215 - Vernazza, Cinque Terre

You can always rely on Italy for an endless supply of photogenic washing lines complete with shadows......for more shadow shots this week, click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 214 - Sant Angelo - Rome

A shadowy corner in the old Jewish Ghetto Quarter in Rome - Sant Angelo - which proved to be a delightful and charming neighbourhood to wander and browse....for more shadow shots this week, click here for Shadow Shot Sunday - Enjoy!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 213 - London

Late afternoon shadows lengthen across the lawns of Marble Hill House in London - along the river between Richmond and Twickenham. For more shadow shots visit Shadow Shot Sunday - Enjoy!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Autumnal Afternoon....Breil-Sur-Roya

Last weekend I was still sitting on the beach and swimming in the sea, but this weekend the weather is starting to change, so I decided to head for the hills and look for some Autumnal beauty....

Such beauty was not hard to find up in the Roya valley in a little town called Breil - a centre for hiking, rafting and canyoning in the mountains. As you can see the setting is very pretty and this is matched by some stunning baroque architecture.... well as some pretty coloured houses juxtaposed with some gorgeous weathering and textured walls and doorways...

but the best colours to be found yesterday were the Autumn hues of the foliage - especially that fiery red...

Who can resist photographing Nature's finest in all its Autumn glory??

Breil-Sur-Roya is easily reachable from Nice by taking le Train de Merveilles from Nice-Ville railway station. The journey is one hour plus there are lots of other lovely stops on the line. Enjoy!