Photography... but from my perspective...
Rejuvinated Bulgarian Style...
Now who’s to say that once all that mud is removed this isnt Ursula Andress after all?!
Fishing on the Bay of Kotor...
Back in 2016 I took the short drive and day trip from Dubrovnik in Croatia to Montenegro. By the time the day was over I had seen stunning Kotor, beautiful Budva and the very special Sveti Stefan – all are highlights of a trip to Montenegro.
I also however remember and loved, the little town of Perast on the Bay of Kotor – northwest of Kotor and well known for its proximity to the pretty islets of St George and Our Lady of the Rocks.
Just before arriving into Perast. I was driving along the quiet lakeside road and saw through the trees this lonely fisherman on his boat. I reversed up and pulled over to savour the view and take a snap – there was not a sound, just fresh air, sunshine, a misty haze across the lake and an old man doing what he has probably done for the past 50 years…. it encapsulated the magic of Montenegro and was a moment of complete calm and peace that I will always remember.
Great memories from a moment in time that Barbara Streisand captured so beautifully in that 1973 movie soundtrack..
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? Could we?
From Russia with Love...
The morning after I witnessed Englands defeat to Croatia in the semi final of the football World Cup in 2018 in Russia I decided to spend the day mooching around Moscow.
Moscow is such an amazing city for photography so I started at the Kremlin and then meandered along the banks of the Moskva river. On through beautiful parks to Basils Cathedral, Red Square, Arbat Street for shopping and art then past the iconic ministry of foreign affairs building. Finally i arrived at Kiyevsky Railway station for a train out of Moscow for St Petersburg.
It was however after all of these stunning iconic sights and buildings that as my day came to an end and I crossed the road towards the railway station that I took my life in my hands to take this photograph. This is the modern financial district of Moscow rising out of the old city like a scene from a science fiction movie!
I loved Russia with Moscow being this brute of a city but normally it is captured by that delightful image of St Basils Cathedral on Red square but for me this photo encapsulates todays Russia with the wonderful young friendly commercial city stepping out of its historic past.
Thank you to all the Russian people who truly opened my eyes with their warmth and friendliness.
Good times apart from the football result !
A View of the Adriatic...
Now Croatia has always been one of my most favourite destinations and in particular Dubrovnik.
For years and years after the Balkan war of the early nineties I used to hear about this cable car that used to operate. It was not until 2013 when I finally was able to experience what I had heard so much about for more than a decade !
This 4 minute trip up to the top of Mount Srd with the Homeland War Museum at the top as well as a restaurant with views that are worth every kuna is an absolute must when visiting Dubrovnik!
I took this photo as I decended – just gorgeous !