Saturday, April 4, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday 221 - Nice

Happy Easter everyone!! Here is the view from the balcony of my apartment here in Nice where I have lived for almost three years, but I am on the move again.....After a decade of continuous living overseas first in Mexico City, then in Nice, and at least two decades of globetrotting, living and working in Canada, Australia, and travelling extensively through Asia, North, Central, and South America, Europe and Australasia, I am going HOME - yes moving back to LONDON in JULY 2015. As I am also planning to give up teaching after over three decades at the chalkface and search for a new direction, the big word for 2015 is CHANGE. Here is a shadowy corner of my apartment here in Nice which will only be my corner for the next three months.....

What changes are you planning for 2015?? Plus a question for bloggers - how easy is it to blog from your own hometown?? In the meantime check out other shadow shots from around the world by clicking HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday 220 - Pietrasanta, Italy

Why might you want to pause and take a seat on this street??

Well this is the view!! Pietrasanta a stunning find not far from Pisa in Tuscany - understated and little visited, it is a beautiful spot with many studios, galleries, and art exhibitions.....and this grand piazza. For more shadow shots click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday 219 - Pietrasanta

Where can you find these intriguing shadows??

Cast by the rather spectacular equine sculptures that form the exhibition "Lapidarium" by a Mexican artist in the central piazza of Pietrasanta,Tuscany in Italy. A tiny place where Michelangelo and other heavyweight artists cast their amazing sculptures with fine marble quarried from the nearby Carrera hills. Today there are also bronze casting foundries for artists like Columbian Fernando Botero who also has a studio here. And looking at the sheer beauty of the place who can fail to understand their choice off location??

For more shadow shots, click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday 218 - Saatchi Gallery, London

Strong sunlight in February hits the facade of the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea where currently a fascinating exhibiton "Pop Art : East meets West" is currently displayed. Don't miss it if you are in town!

Back blogging after a broken wrist - head over to Shadow Shot Sunday for more shadow pix. Enjoy!

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!!