Postcard from the Dunkirk beaches …


I have never been to the beaches of Dunkirk before, though my dad spent a few days here in June 1940! Mine is just a quick day trip, including an hour at the small Operation Dynamo Museum en route deeper into France, but I would be pleased if you read and commented on my dad’s…

Scenic Sunday: Swayambhu and Noah’s Flood ….. Kathmandu!


Swayambhu is Kathmandu’s most historic and well known Buddhist Temple, known to tourists as The Monkey Temple. It has a rich history shrouded in a mythological past related to the Valley being flooded and then drained by Manjushri. Top attraction in this ancient city.

WordPress Photochallenge: A wedding in Prague


It was our first visit to Prague, combined with a week in Budapest. I got up early to walk around the old city centre avoiding the later crowds of stag and hen parties which dominate this city at weekends. Crossing the old market square to get my first view of Prague’s Astronomical Clock ….. a…

Scenic Sunday: From Nepal to Japan!


It’s not often one of your photos is chosen to be the front cover image of a widely circulated magazine, but that’s what recently happened to me! I was contacted by Solar Journal from Tokyo who wanted to use this photo from one of my Himalayan expeditions around 15 years ago. It was taken near…