14
Dec
10

Great Barrier Reef

This photo is a bit of a cheat because it’s taken through a window of semi-submersible viewing vessel and I remained perfectly warm and dry.

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16
Oct
10

Guarding the change at Buckingham Palace

 

Buckingham Palace Gardens

 

Weaving through the hoards of tourists watching changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, I paid considerably more than small change for the privilege of visiting Her Majesty’s London pad. Alas, I’ve never been invited to a garden party. But the summer opening of the state rooms and gardens offered a rare chance to see the grandeur. And drink a rather fancy (if pricey) cappuccino in the royal grounds.

24
Jul
10

Child’s Hill Sunset

It was Constable who first captured the view from the Child’s Hill area of north west London on canvas. It’s a bit more built up today, but the views across to Harrow are still visible. And make for a perfect sunset picture from Finchley Road and Golders Hill park.

Child's Hill: Harrow in the Distance

24
Jul
10

The Size of a Cow

Looking out from the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in London – a cow – and to the right a rather large dog.

08
Jun
10

Hiroshima in the sunshine

I took these photos of the ‘Atomic Bomb Dome’ in Hiroshima, Japan, on a warm, sunny day in May 2010 almost 65 years after the US flattened this part of the city. Without the memorial park in which the dome stands, Hiroshima today could be any other modern city. But it’s not. In the three hours I spend there, coach load after coach load of Japanese schoolchildren arrived. It’s something Japan is not going to forget, easily.

14
Jan
10

Casting a shadow over modern art

Thanks to the low winter sunshine I was able to make my own form of modern art on a recent trip to Spain. A late afternoon snapshot of my shadow on the white-walled facade of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

13
Jan
10

90% of the world still to see

There’s nothing like a cold winter’s night to get one thinking about some hot travel destinations – and realise thanks to this new travel map that I still have 90% of the world to see. Better get a move on.

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria

Map Legend: 10%, 27 of 263 Territories
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BelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaCanadaEgyptIrelandCzech RepublicFranceGermanyGreeceCroatiaHungaryMan, Isle ofItalyKenyaLuxembourgMontenegroMoroccoMexicoNetherlandsPolandRussiaSpainSwitzerlandTurkeyUnited KingdomUnited StatesHoly See (Vatican City)