Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bruges - Belgium - Part 1 - Exploring the City


I visited Bruges for the first time just a few months ago in September as part of an extended road trip to France and Belgium.  I loved the city and posted the above photo on my Instagram account today, which has prompted me to share some photos on Travel Tales of our few days in the city.

We stayed right in the heart of the city, we arrived by boat as part of our trip was taken on the canals of Belgium, more photos of which I will share here in another post.  Above is the boat which was our home for a week, the white one with the bicycles on the stern deck.  It was a lovely mooring, don't you agree?

The rest of the photos will take you on a virtual stroll around the streets of Bruges and speak for themselves. Enjoy your visit!

Enough for today, hope you have enjoyed your virtual stroll around the city? I have so many photos still to share, that I shall save for further posts when I will share Market Day in Bruges and some from a cycle tour we did!

If you have already visited this lovely city maybe this post has stirred memories and if not maybe it has inspired you to visit yourself.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice Day - Lest We Forget - Brigadier James Hill


Today in honour of Armistice Day I want to pay tribute to one man amongst the many thousands.
Why James Hill, well just because in September I had the privilege of visiting Pegasus Bridge where his statue is. Brigadier Hill commanded the 3rd Parachute Brigade on June 6, 1944 when 2,500 men jumped into enemy territory in Normandy with the vital task of holding the eastern flank of the Allied forces against the German counter-attack while the troops on the beaches secured a foothold in Europe.

His statue is one of only two commemorating British officers in France. The other belongs to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery - the commander of Allied forces in Normandy.

    Text Below with courtesy of  Wikipedia
The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more. 


Thursday, November 9, 2017

World at Work 10 - Market Day(Part Two) - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma)

Continuing with my World at Work series of photos taken on my travels.  As promised in World at Work 9 - Market Day - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma) this is a continuation of my market visit, as I took far too many photos to share in one post. 

With the recent troubles in Myanmar, I have been thinking often of what a lovely visit I enjoyed to this beautiful country. I hope and pray I will be able to return one day.

These Market Day photos have I hope given you a glimpse into day to day life for some of the people of Myanmar.  

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of this wonderful country.

World at Work Links to Previous Posts

World at Work 1 - Fabric Weaving - Mandalay - Myanmar

World at Work 2 - Recycling - Bansko - Bulgaria

World at Work 3 - Fishermen - Marta - Italy

World at Work 4 - Sailors - Star Ferry - Hong Kong

World at Work 5 - Dried Seafood Market - Western District - Hong Kong

World at Work 6 - Washday - Ayeyarwady River - Mingun - Myanmar

World at Work 7 - Mya Thaw Tar Lacquer-ware Workshop - Bagan - Myanmar

World at Work 8 - Street Vendors and Delivery Men - Xian - China

World at Work 9 - Market Day - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dahlia - Flower - The Beauty of Mother Nature

I enjoyed a fabulous road trip recently and I came home with over a thousand photos on my camera! I am planning to share some of these over the coming months on this blog if I can find the time.

I miss blogging as I have always enjoyed the interaction with others around the world, so I will do all I can to post from time to time. I cannot promise that the real world will not get in the way though.

This dahlia photo is a particular favourite of mine that I have also shared on Instagram where I do still post everyday!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Doors of Budapest - Hungary


I have a fascination for doors and always take photos for my collection when I am travelling.

Budapest was a wealth of wonderful old doors, many of which are huge and ornate.

No particular favourite from this collection, but I do like the wooden ones with ornate carvings the most.  The last one is particularly enormous as you can see from the gentleman standing in the hallway!