Traffic in India

This is traffic in India. In Varanasi to be precise. It’s one thing to have to drive to work, but I cannot imagine what it is like to work as a rickshaw driver. Imagine breathing in a heady cocktail of fumes, day in day out, for years and years. I am well aware that I …

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The Historic House On Cardinal’s Wharf

If you like history, and like finding little gems of architecture with a story attached, then Cardinal’s Wharf is great to see when you visit this part of London. Saint Paul’s Cathedral is on the north bank of the River Thames in London, as the river flows eastward to the sea. It was designed by …

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Andalusia Trip

We began our Andalusia trip in Seville, then travelled by train to Cordoba and then to Granada. We rented car for the rest of the trip, visiting Capileira in the Sierra Nevada, Ronda, and the White Towns, and back to Seville for the flight home – two and a half weeks in total. The green …

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Saint Petersburg Trip

Onion dome churches is what we pictured in our minds before we set off on our Saint Petersburg trip. We wondered what the people would be like. Would we see poverty and drunken Russians? Surely there was more to Russia than the news headlines. At Pulkovo airport in Saint Petersburg there were taxi touts hovering. …

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When I Caught The Travel Bug

I was sixteen when I caught the travel bug in a big way. Two years earlier I had been on a school trip walking in the Odenwald in Germany, including a trip down the Rhine sitting on the hatch covers of a coal barge, ending with a few days in Heidelberg. The next year I …

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The Leica Song

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Leica M9?I’m done shooting Nikons, I want to shoot prime.It’s full-frame or nothing, and a big LCD,And manual focus, please explain that to me.Oh Lord, how I wanted a Leica M8,But now I am grateful that you made me wait.Worked hard all my lifetime, to get what is …

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