The view from the balcony

Plaza de España – Seville, Spain

13 May 2017 – The following are some photos of Plaza de España, a stunning architectural landmark built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition (world fair) held in Seville, Spain. The plaza, located in Maria Luisa Park, is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The collection of images here were taken on two seperate occasions –…

Balmoral Clock Tower, Edinburgh

The view from Calton Hill – Edinburgh, Scotland

28 April 2016 – As it turned out, the night was indeed dark and stormy, though not dark and stormy enough to keep the shutterbugs away! It was no surprise to see other photographers there when we arrived at the Calton Hill lookout just before sunset; after all, the popular public park does offer arguably the best…

Sunset at Gran Via

Sunset views at Gran Via, Madrid

21 May 2017 – There’s nothing quite like the moment when you see an iconic view of a city for the first time… During our recent stay in Madrid, my wife and I stopped by Gran Via, a street popular with tourists and locals alike for the many and varied entertainment, shopping and dining options on…

Dubai from the sky

Dubai from the sky

20 April 2016 – It’s always a thrill for me when a city’s skyline comes into view during a flight. It’s even more of a thrill when it is one as impressive as Dubai’s, with its myriad of skyscrapers. The photo above was taken shortly after takeoff during an early morning flight from Dubai to London. Though…

Dale Grimshaw mural, Spitalfields

Art and about in Spitalfields, London

Firstly, my apologies to anyone with an aversion to puns; the title above was the best I could come up with! The following are some photos taken in and around Spitalfields during May last year – much like Spitalfields itself, this post is an eclectic mix, with some captures of street art thrown in with candids from…

Pindaya Caves

Visiting the Pindaya Caves in Myanmar

20 December 2013 – To be honest, Pindaya wasn’t initially on our itinerary. The town, located on the western side of Shan State in Myanmar is mostly known for a series of limestone caves which have become a pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The caves have also become quite a tourist attraction, though not one we had planned…

South Curl Curl sunrise

South Curl Curl at Sunrise

31 January 2017 – Not usually one for making new year’s resolutions, there was however one broad goal I set for myself at the start of this year – to be more focused and mindful of how I spend my time. In many ways 2016 was a personal wake up call, with the death of a…