Category Archives: Here and There

The travel blog of Paul and Caroline

Glass Night – Dom Bosco Church, Brasilia, Brazil

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 […]

Le Plongeur – Liege, Belgium

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.

Fête de la Tulipe – Morges, Switzerland

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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 […]

Pinte Besson – Lausanne

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 […]

To Be As Free As A Bird

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 […]

Brief Existence

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 […]

The beauty of signs and a foreign language

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 […]

Visit to Seoul October 2017

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 […]