Posted on November 10, 2014
This bridge connects two parts of the site at Petra and is the only feasible way of reaching some of the largest rock carvings.
Madame, who has a fear of heights, was not happy having to cross over this rather ramshackle affair, especially with the shadow pointing to the bottom of the fifty-foot deep ravine that it spans.
Posted on November 8, 2014
This is a picture I took a few years ago as part of my ‘homework’ assignment for a weekend photography course I was taking in Abu Dhabi.
The course leader didn’t particularly care for it, but I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for it and it seems to fit this week’s brief.
It’s a candle (well, duh) with a convex reflector behind it, which produced the – I think – interesting curlicue of light.
Posted on November 7, 2014
Posted on November 6, 2014
‘When we bought Brokedown Palace almost ten years ago, we were also fortunate enough to acquire a few acres of attached agricultural land. This picture is of the field directly behind the house.
Just to be able to look out on a sunny day at this tranquil, unspoiled scene, with no sound but the birds, certainly counts as `bliss’ as far as I’m concerned.
Posted on November 5, 2014
Where there’s water, there’s a good chance of a reflection – nature’s buy-one-get-one-free.
Today, an image from my visit earlier this year to Monet’s Garden.
Posted on November 4, 2014
Here’s a street scene I captured on my recent visit to Venice.
Posted on November 3, 2014
Almost ten years ago, we bought a ruin – and I do mean a ruin – in rural France as a retirement home.
There was rather a lot of renovation involved, as you can see from these ‘before and after’ photographs, but it was well worth it, as I’ve written about here.
And we still call it Brokedown Palace.