Monthly Archives: May 2012

Travel theme: Street Markets

There is something about a street market that makes everything look, smell and taste just that little bit better. From colourful markets on the sunny streets of Central America… …to chilly floodlit flower stalls on London’s Embankment… …street markets are … Continue reading

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Fleet week fireworks

As I scurried about my busy day today, I did notice somewhere in the back of my mind that there seemed to be rather a large naval presence in the city, but never made the connection that it was the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Summer

I’ve been assured by several native New Yorkers that a sure sign summer is here is when they turn the fountains on in Columbus Circle. As I was leaving Central Park a few evenings ago, I heard several people squeal … Continue reading

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Yale

Yale University campus is an awful lot of fun, in an old and crumbly kind of way, despite the fact that, at least by European standards, it really isn’t old and crumbly at all. Founded in 1701 in Saybrook, Connecticut; the university … Continue reading

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Blue

Some of my favourite travel moments have been dominated by the colour blue. I still dream of the endless blue of Kailua Bay on the west coast of Oahu and the turquoise blue crystal waters of Lake Atitlán surrounded by … Continue reading

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Reflections

It recently rained in New York for the first time in ages, and offered up some wonderful opportunities to capture reflections in the pools of rainwater. Here are a few rainy day reflections of New York modes of transport. As … Continue reading

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Unfocused

I was on the banks of the Hudson river last night, hoping to photograph the Supermoon, which never made an appearance from behind the cover of the Superfog engulfing Manhattan. I had my camera set for 30 second exposure and … Continue reading

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Superfog beats Supermoon

The Supermoon came and went in New York but you’d never have noticed, because the city stayed resolutely under cover of dense fog all evening. Oh well, there’s always next year. Did you manage to get a photo of the … Continue reading

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I met Winnie the Pooh

As a child, I delighted in the adventures of Winnie the Pooh. As a teenager, I found wisdom in the Tao of Pooh. At present, I have a postcard of Pooh and Piglet on my wall. I never warmed to … Continue reading

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