Travels

thanksgiving thursday


 

Wishing family and friends below the 49th a very Happy Thanksgiving.

You can see us in the reflection after enjoying a bowl of gazpacho from Little Spain below the High Line trail in New York last month after our short but memorable three day visit.

The Big Apple never disappoints.

NYPL

“A good book is the life blood of a master spirit,
imbalm’d and treasur’d up on purpose
to a life beyond life”

The Rose Main Reading Room of the New York Public Library

Our visit to the New York Public Library, one of the highlights of our recent trip to New York.

   

The DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room

Above the entrance to the Edna Barnes Salomon Room

in step

A lucky capture on the cliff side path between Caswell Bay and Langland Bay yesterday visiting South Wales again for the first time in over 65 years. The little dog kindly posed for us when we caught them up.

hoodoo you remind me of


 
Celebrating Victoria Day here in Canada with this photo of the Queen Victoria hoodoo in Bryce Canyon from our memorable visit hiking the hoodoos in 2015.
 

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Antigua study I – 29.11.18 – water-colour/pen and ink

Four years ago I posted about the charitable organization Heath for Humanity and the great work of their surgical missions over many years to Antigua, Guatemala. The post included a video presentation of theirs for those of you who would like to learn more about them, and you can visit their website here: h4h. Earlier this month I had the privilege of joining them for a week, working with wonderful dedicated colleagues who were making a real difference to the lives of so many; heroes all.

Here are a few of my memorable images from Antigua which include the dazzling yellows of the iconic Arco de Santa Catalina, the colourful pastels of the buildings and the Fuego volcano in the distance, which erupted once again just over a week ago.

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April Travels Part III: Colorado National Monument

 

 

 

 
Above the Colorado city of Grand Junction is the magnificent Colorado National Monument one of the jewels of the US National Parks with which we were unfamiliar. The Rim Rock Drive that winds along the edge of the canyons must be one of the great drives of the world, so put it on your bucket list and prepare to be in awe.

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April Travels Part II: Arches

The red rock wonderland of Arches National Park, Utah was breathtaking at every turn.

April Travels Part I: The Palisade

 

 

 

I think the photos speak for themselves. This was our first day visiting Colorado and Utah last week where the grandeur of Palisade Mountain dominates the landscape above the small town of Gateway, Colorado.

Italy Day Seven: Montalcino and Sant’Antimo


 
Our last visit to Montalcino and Sant’Antimo was in April 2000. At that time we took the bus from Siena to Montalcino and then walked the final 10 kilometers to the Abbey. We returned again this year the day after our visit to Volterra and San Gimignano, and seventeen years later the journey and destination were as memorable as ever.
 

 

 
In March 2016 I posted Tuscan Reverie for the Daily Post’s inaugural Discover Challenge: Blogging the Senses in which I included a video of photos taken from our walk to Sant’Antimo in 2000. I thought I would re-post the video today so that you can enjoy once again the Gregorian chant “Haec Dies” from “Mysterium” a recording made in the Abbey in April 1995 by the five fathers of the Communita die Canonici Regolari di Sant’Antimo.