Lasts, Osaka

My favourite thing to do, if I go somewhere on holiday, is to spend time just wandering around. If you ever go to Osaka, chances are you will have a list of attractions you want to see (Osaka Castle, the Osaka Aquarium…), but I nearly always find that the journey there is more interesting thanContinue reading “Lasts, Osaka”

Asiatic Lion, London Zoo

I think I have written before about my ambivalence towards zoos. And yet, I always seem to seek them out (the same with aquariums). The weather was grey and wet as I made my way across Regent’s Park and went to ZSL London Zoo. It is rather expensive to go in (£30 for adults), butContinue reading “Asiatic Lion, London Zoo”

Leaves, Shanghai

Another leaf photo! I’m not sure the species of tree this is – perhaps maple (it has a 5 finger leaf), but I remember thinking how beautiful it looked. On anything but the calmest of days, closeups are hard to photograph because of subject movement. I took this photo in People’s Park which is oneContinue reading “Leaves, Shanghai”

Elvis Presley Birthplace, USA

A road trip picture. Once upon a time, for my holiday, I would pick 3 or places (in different states) and then spend a week or so travelling to each of them, stopping the car when I saw something interesting. Lots of time spent listening to the radio, watching the landscape slowly change outside. IContinue reading “Elvis Presley Birthplace, USA”

Feet in the Water, El Salvador

Not a big picture, but I still like it. Lake Ilopango is a formed in the mouth of a dormant volcano. I went scuba diving there once, but on this occasion, it was a cruise amongst the water hyacinths. As you can see a friend dipped her feet in water making a little plume asContinue reading “Feet in the Water, El Salvador”

District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Sorry, not really a photo, but I was trying to give the impression of a really busy place with people coming from all directions. And a bit of the contrasting old and new. I miss walking in Ho Chi Minh City, it has a bustling buzz. People are always doing something and there is alwaysContinue reading “District 1, Ho Chi Minh City”

Tammisaari, Finland

Sometimes, I think being from the UK makes the rest of the world seem a much more dramatic place. People start to moan when the weather even gets near to 0 and when it goes a couple of degrees below, certain newspapers start trumpeting about an”arctic vortex”, when really, it is just a bit cold.Continue reading “Tammisaari, Finland”