We had a mad rush through Brazil’s capital when we visited it. We arrived in the morning and left in the evening. It’s one of those cities built in the heyday of the 20th century when petrol and the private motorcar was king, long before climate change was in the news. As such we didn’t […]
While visiting some friends who were attending a French language training course for teachers in Liege we spent some time walking around this very interesting city. Down by the river there is an interesting statue of a diver, sculpted in 1939 by Idel Ianchelevici.
The 2018 Fête de la Tulipe started yesterday, the 31st of March, and will run until the 6th of May. There weren’t too many flowers to see today the 1st of April but during the coming weeks there will be countless more flowering in the Parc de L’Independance. After a couple of rainy days and a cloudy morning […]
Today we visited Pinte Besson, perhaps the oldest tavern in Lausanne. We only stopped for a coffee but it has beer and wine and apparently very good fondue which I will definitely try the next time we visit. It’s a lovely old building so I’m sure that the Health and Safety brigade would have a […]
While walking around Lausanne recently we saw this piece of timely and topical graffiti. So far I have only seen one example of it although it is a stencil I guess so we should be able to see other examples at some point.
Switzerland is a beautiful country and while visiting a part of the Alps one day I was able to capture this bird of prey high up in the sky. The bird is tiny in the photograph but much larger to us in real life. It’s lost in the photograph but then it has the freedom […]
This photo was taken with a relatively old Fuji compact in a square in Lausanne, Switzerland and I was just very lucky on that day. The right time, place and conditions prevaled for me to capture what is both such a simple but also complex picture. It is beautiful but almost bland unless you start […]
We were visiting one of the palaces in Seoul back in October 2017 when I came across this sign. We should always be amused by the differences that occur when using the language of another nation. I couldn’t write, “Keep off the grass” in Korean so I suspect that my attempt would be as funny […]
In October 2017 we visited Seoul for a short break as a friend was getting married out there. It’s an interesting country and culture. I found it a bit difficult as I don’t eat red meat and there is a lot of pork eaten there. In many cases the food is quite spicy so I […]