Weekly Photo Challenge- Symbol

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Symbol.”

So many possibilities this week, but if I was to choose one, it would be this image, which to me symbolises  steadfastness against the passage of time. Imagine all the things these symbols have seen..


Weekly Photo Challenge – Doors

A few years ago I was in Rajasthan India, a part of the world filled with the most beautiful antique doors, which beckoned indiscriminately towards humble homes and ornate palaces alike. These are a few examples from my trip. I have also include a shot I took on the Inca Trail of a doorway high up in the mountains, looking out onto the misty mountainside. I think this photo captures the ‘otherworldliness’ of this place quite well..

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Off-Season

This week’s challenge makes me think of “off-season” travels, when the weather isn’t as bad as the travel guide says it will be, but  you get to experience special parts of the world without the usual hoardes of tourists at every stop.

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London ‘not-in the summertime’ means not having to stand 10 people deep in front of every painting at the National Gallery.

offs3 We had this little corner of Prague all to ourselves for a brief moment.

offs2 Winter in Venice.


This is Colona, not far from Buenos Aires. It’s so very quaint (and quiet) in the off-season.


The usually inviting Pacific Ocean is looking unseasonably uninviting on its South American shores, in Lima, Peru.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Vivid – which conjures up images of shiny, bright, red things in my mind. These are some examples I’ve encountered on my travels. I was surprised to not find more examples from India, but that may have been because I was too busy stuffing my face with food to pay attention to photography..

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Wildflower growing high up in the mountains of Peru.

vividMacaws eating clay – Amazon Jungle.

vivid 2Buenos Aires.

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vivid 7Some deadly little beauties from my garden.

Weekly Photo Challenge – On the Way

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is On the Way.  I always find that the most special moments in my travels are usually captured on the road, and this week’s challenge was a chance to revisit some of my favourites from Peru.


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otw11 Almost the end of the journey, along the Inca Trail.

otw12 Some of the amazing scenery captured along the Inca Trail.