Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekend Reflections 42 - Barcelona

The highly reflective floor at Barcelona's funky Terminal 1 certainly creates a rich array of reflections to distract and divert passengers awaiting flights......

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brunching in Barceloneta......Barcelona

More fabulous February winter sunshine in the laid back beach suburb of Barceloneta in Barcelona - I stayed a few days extra after a course for work to soak up the cool vibes of this very appealing city. Sipping a glass of chilled white wine, savouring a plate of steamed mussels and paella, and sitting gazing at this gorgeous vista was the perfect way to end this visit before heading (a little sadly) to the airport. Still only a 50 minute direct flight from Nice (and cheap with either Vuelling or Easyjet) - I will be back - soon!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Visiting Villefranche...........

Now is perhaps the best time to visit the beaches in the vicinity of Nice....before they are filled with the typical crowds thronging the Riviera. Visit Villefranche during these lovely clear and bright winter days and have the beach almost to yourself..........Perfect!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 204 - Pompeii

Scenic shadow shots from Pompeii at a time when the extensively beautiful site was tranquil, quiet, and thankfully (and gloriously) cruise passenger free!! For more shadow shots don't hesitate to click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday - Enjoy!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekends Reflections 41 - Leiden

Wandering along the canals in Leiden presented many opportunities for capturing the beautiful reflections of both modern and traditional Dutch 17thc architecture. Click HERE for more reflection shots this week. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Loitering in Leiden.....

Windmills, canals, bicycles, bridges, barges, crenellated 17th century architecture, reflections, streetlamps, cobbles, flat long vistas, dykes and dams - it could only be The Netherlands and indeed it is - the historic, picturesque town of Leiden located between The Hague and Amsterdam - formerly a textile town making woollen cloth and now a university town also popular with tourists. It even looks pretty on a grey, wintry bleak morning in January with an icy horizontal wind cutting like a knife.............