Paris, tasty morsels and movies 2

The wonderful Canal St Martin is another 5km long gem, with its nine locks and two swing bridges is the icing on the cake in a charming, hip part of Paris. The canal travels for 1.5 km underground and emerges quite close to the Place de la Republique. The...

2 October 2015

Paris, tasty morsels and movies 1

I don’t know of any other film trilogy set over 20 years and made in real time with the same characters and actors. I guess I’ll have to wait until 2022 to find out if there is going to be another sequel to this delightful series. In the meantime, enjoy Paris!

30 September 2015
The horsemen of Seville

Black and White

One of my challenges in photography is to try and keep focussed on one particular topic or genre, for me that is trees and nature. But having a curious mind and enjoying so much of what I see around me I inevitably aim my mind and my camera elsewhere. So here...

23 August 2015
IMGP5146 - The tuart forest in the rain


Well it’s mid winter here, and it certainly feels like it. The last month has been cold and now we’ve had steady rain for a few days, and the little river opposite our house is flowing nicely. The house is a rather cold if you’re not next to a radiator! Still...

2 August 2015

Where's the wheelbrace?

Last week I headed off for a day trip to do chase birds with my camera in an area I have been to many times before. After lunch I decided to head a little further away, to another nature reserve that I had not previously visited. I headed on out to station...

21 June 2015
IMGP0384 - Diwali cattle

India - Cultural cornucopia

It’s remarkable that India manages to be one country. With so many different peoples, traditions, religions and languages it’s a wonder it all hangs together. But hang together it does with more than 20 recognised official languages. Hindi, the most widely...

11 May 2015

India - Grace and hope

Somehow through all the chaos, dust and squalor the women manage to remain pristine and so gorgeously colourful, wherever they are and whatever they are doing. Seeing them in their beautiful saris gliding across the rural landscape is a delight. The whole...

6 May 2015
IMGP0143 - Morning kickstart in Kolkata

India - Kolkata

Kolkata is a cornucopia of the last 200 years, a bustling milieu where the 19th Century sits comfortably with the 21st Century. A world wide web of little yellow diesel taxis chug about moving global entrepreneurs or street traders with equal aplomb. Ancient...

2 May 2015

What is it about India?

India is possibly the most remarkable country I have ever visited. What is it about it that gets under your skin? It might be the sea of humanity that constantly parades before you, those millions of personal journeys unfolding right before your eyes. Or perhaps...

29 April 2015
Cockatoo chaos

Cockatoo chaos

It is that time of the year again, late summer, when the white cockatoos flocculate into a great seething mass of mayhem, bringing calamity to our neighbourhood. The corellas are here all year round but it is in the summer, after breeding, when then they get...

24 March 2015