Days of Earth and Sky … River Story 2

George Harrison was right …. “Sunrise doesn’t last all morning”. There is a defining moment, where the sun illuminates clouds with red and pink. That moment lasts a few minutes at most. Afterwards – at dawn, the sky turns orange and “normality” returns. This image was captured a few days ago on the Macquarie River at Dunkeld … More Days of Earth and Sky … River Story 2

A Summer Place

  This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to share images that say Summer Having grown up in Sydney, and spending many summers surfing and walking on beaches, it would be the obvious thing to go with any of hundreds of images of the coast that I have filed away. But …. here, in this land … More A Summer Place

Travel Theme – Misty

Ailsa's Theme this week is Misty …. Walhalla Temple – Regensburg, Germany The white stone temple sits on a massive foundation with 358 steps that lead down to a boat landing on the Danube. A Teutonic Hall of Fame to honor German-speaking artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and other historic figures commissioned by King Ludwig I … More Travel Theme – Misty

The Golden Moment

Currambene Creek enters Jervis Bay immediately north of Huskisson on the western shore of the bay, and is part of the Jervis Bay Marine Park – it includes a Sanctuary and Habitat Protection Zone along its shore. The animals and plants here have adapted to survive in an environment of seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and … More The Golden Moment

WPC – Eerie

This week's Challenge is Eerie …. The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Jewish Quarter of Prague, in the Czech Republic. It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787. The numbers of grave stones and numbers of people buried … More WPC – Eerie

The Somme Battlefield

Villers-Bretonneux Poziers Le Hamel Theapval   Will they never fade or pass! The mud, and the misty figures endlessly coming in through the foul morass, And the grey flood-water ripping the reeds and grass, And the steel wings drumming. The hills are bright in the sun: There’s nothing changed or marred in the well-known places; … More The Somme Battlefield

Paris in the Rain

The sky hung low, the color of graphite, and it seemed just as heavy. The air was cool and dense. But I wasn't disappointed. After a shot of bitter espresso, I was ready to go. I had bad weather as my companion, and a good one it was, too. I walked along the quays and … More Paris in the Rain

Paris_Sunset

From the Place de la Concorde along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées towards the Arc de Triomphe     From the Pont de la Concorde over the River Seine    

Prague to Paris_Bamberg

The layout and architecture of medieval and Renaissance Bamberg exerted a strong influence on urban form and evolution in the lands of central Europe from the 11th century onwards. Bamberg is an outstanding and representative example of an early medieval town in central Europe, both in its plan and in its many surviving ecclesiastical and … More Prague to Paris_Bamberg

Prague to Paris

Tomorrow, I pack the telescope away for a month and embark on a European River Cruise. We fly from Sydney, Australia to Prague for 3 days – then travel down to Budapest boarding the River Cruise boat for 15 days through to Amsterdam. Along the river we stop at Vienna, Durnstein-Melk, Linz-Passau, Regensberg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, … More Prague to Paris