Thursday doors – Veltrusy Castle

I don't mind old buildings, in fact, I have a ''thing" for them, especially doors and windows - photographically of course! They have so much character and could tell so many stories if only they were able to talk.

Stories that windows tell

Stained glass windows in churches often portray religious stories or well-known figures such as archangels, saints and so on. But I believe that the everyday, common windows around us have stories of their own - intentional or unintentional. A window can 'tell' its story in so many ways: through the items placed on their sills, what … Continue reading Stories that windows tell

Travel theme: Steps

Stairs and steps - is there a difference?

From all corners of the world

I've just returned home from an international conference to Prague and saw the weekly photo challenge this week is 'corner'. A perfect opportunity to share some shots from some of the places I went, and a few from closer to home. More corner photographs In 2016, I did a ‘corners’ theme for my photography project – … Continue reading From all corners of the world

What’s in my bag: 10 essentials when I travel

Soon I will be going to an overseas conference for work and I recently came back from a local one. I travel a lot, for work and pleasure, locally and internationally. I must admit that packing (and unpacking) are my least favourite parts of the whole experience. Apart from the things you'd expect like money, … Continue reading What’s in my bag: 10 essentials when I travel

Addo Elephant National Park: 7 reasons I love the place

I am blessed to live in Africa. More to the point, I am blessed to live just 1.5 hours drive from the Addo Elephant National Park, the 3rd largest park in South Africa. Needless to say, we go there as often as we can, at least 3 times year, and as you will see, I … Continue reading Addo Elephant National Park: 7 reasons I love the place

5 reasons to photograph the Old Provost

I live in a small town in the Eastern Cape province in South Africa. Well I call it a town but it is actually classified as a city due to the fact that it has a Cathedral. Grahamstown has 60 churches and is sometimes referred to as the City of Saints. The town has a … Continue reading 5 reasons to photograph the Old Provost

Muizenberg beach huts – a photographer’s dream

There are so many reasons why these beach huts on Muizenberg’s beach front are a photographer’s dream. Used as bathing boxes in their heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, some are now neglected but apparently you can hire one on a daily, monthly and annual basis for a snap! Even in mid-winter they … Continue reading Muizenberg beach huts – a photographer’s dream

Fred & Ginger immortalised in the Dancing House

When my son and I were in Prague a few years ago, we were wandering along the Vltava River, when we stumbled upon a building quite unlike all the others in Prague from an architectural perspective. Much of Prague’s architecture is Baroque, Gothic or Art Nouveau. Intrigued and not knowing anything about the building, we … Continue reading Fred & Ginger immortalised in the Dancing House