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Cruising – Destinations to your Doorstep

Well we finally took the plunge and organised a cruise – our maiden voyage (so to speak) on Royal Caribbeans ‘Radiance of the Seas’ cruise ship and I tell you what we were not disappointed.  We embarked on our 10 day trip in Sydney (Australia), our first two days were at sea before arriving at our … Continue reading

Mmmm peanut butter!

Everyone was queuing for a taste of Pics Peanut Butter, even the dog.

Aoetea Centre, Auckland

  The building in the centre of this photograph is the Aotea Centre located in the Auckland CBD. It is a world-class performing arts centre showcasing significant New Zealand artwork.  It also hosts international artists and events.

Nana-nana-nana-nana Batman!

When our caped crusaders are not battling evil villains they can be found running the Auckland Half Marathon (as was the case on Sunday 3 November 2013).  More photos from Victoria Park below.

Travel Theme: Multicoloured

These images were taken in Hue, Vietnam and are of colourful and ornate gates in the grounds of the former Imperial City.  The city itself was built within the walls of the citadel and surrounded by a moat. See here for more submissions for this weeks Where’s My Backpack? travel theme.

Travel Theme: Big

There’s nothing quite like the grandness of the open sky and the vast landscape that lies beneath it.  The Grand Canyon sums this up for me as shown in the self titled image above taken from the Southern Rim. According to Wikipedia, the Grand Canyon is 446 km (277 miles) long, up to 29 km (18 miles) wide and attains … Continue reading

A Word A Week Photography Challenge: Decadent

While transiting through Singapore’s Changi International Airport, I happened upon this gold plated cell phone.  You can see the price tag on it is S$49,530.00 (which is equivalent to almost USD$39,000 at todays rates and almost £25,000). Decadent indeed. See here for more submissions for this weeks theme.

Travel Theme: Tilted

The wind swept rims of the Grand Canyon have a tendency to bend and shape the landscape around it.  The juniper tree in the image “No. 2” above is no exception. Below, a passing sand storm through Tonapah, Nevada disturbs a couple enjoying their McDonalds sundaes and causes the umbrella shades to tilt. See here for … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

This is Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles on the 4th of July, 2012.   Tonights game against the Cincinnati Reds doubled as Military Appreciation Night.  I was told that Dodgers fans are fickle but they turned up in full force and sang heartily to ‘Take me out to the ball game’.  The Dodgers beat the Reds … Continue reading

Travel Theme: Sculptures

“Forever Marilyn” is a 26 foot tall, 34,300 pound sculpture. Marilyn Monroe’s connection to Palm Springs spans three decades. She was a regular visitor from the late 1940s through the early 1960s. In 1949, at age 22, she was “discovered” at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club by William Morris talent agent Johnny Hyde. It was at … Continue reading