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Getting the balance right

Getting the balance right

We had a great photowalk (or photoboatridemooch) in London yesterday. Instead of sticking to one area we took a trip down the river on the Thames Clipper, getting off when we fancied, having a drink onboard a couple of times and generally just dossing around the city.


A shameful confession

A shameful confession

Pathetic confession time. When I was little I loved Shakin Stevens.


Celebrating The Pope’s Visit

Celebrating The Pope’s Visit

To celebrate the visit of His Holiness The Pope to the UK, including my home city of Glasgow I thought I’d have a look through some of my images of his home Vatican City.


A rose and a kiss

A rose and a kiss

When we were in Budapest we went for a sightseeing cruise along the Danube.  We passed several other ships including these two.  It’s a lovely river to have a pootle along, and I’ll just bet that the people on these ships were having a great time. Tweet This Post


Segregation in Windsor

Segregation in Windsor

A few of us went for a photowalk in Windsor the other day


Peaches

Peaches

First photo in a while.  Have been learning how to use Aperture and then working through the thousands of images sitting in the folders.  And of course I’ve been out on EuroFifty taking some photos as well. This is one from EuroFifty – our Grand Tour was just a couple of weeks ago and we […]


Seaspray

Seaspray

Sometimes you don’t need a big violent, crashy wave hitting the rocks for it to look good.  I love the spray hitting these rocks in Malta. Tweet This Post


Elephant Circles

Elephant Circles

This is some detail from Ampersand by Luka Boonkerd Kaewdee who stands guard at the entrance to Hyde Park.  One of my favourite eles. Tweet This Post


Keeping an eye out…

Keeping an eye out…

I can’t quite decide if I like this photo or not.  I quite like the elephant (Mumbai Indians by Lalit Modi) looking down on the camera and then Nelson looking down on the elephant.  I’ve tried cropping a few different ways.  But I think this is the angle I prefer.   Having said that – I […]


The Green Park Parade

The Green Park Parade

Another successful elephant hunt this week – especially as the first eles I found were this happy herd in Green Park. This particular group was headed by Tara by Mark Shand – founder of Elephant Family.  Most (if not all) of the elephants in this parade have been sponsored by charities working in the field […]


Fast car in Casino Square

Fast car in Casino Square

Does anything sum up the opulence of Monaco more than the sight of a bright red Ferrari parked outside the Casino Monte Carlo? Tweet This Post


Elephants on Elephants on Parade

Elephants on Elephants on Parade

Each of the elephants dotted around London are wonderful pieces of art – some are more intricately designed than others.  This is some of the detail from No More Plundering by Milo Tchais. Tweet This Post


Err…Crikey…Heffalumps

Err…Crikey…Heffalumps

This pretty lady is Tearoses by Narongrit Asokwattana and – along with several other of the elephants parade – she lives just outside City Hall.  I love the idea of Boris looking out of his office window and seeing all these elephants surrounding him.  I imagine him having the blunderbuss ready to defend London’s democracy […]


Reflections of democracy

Reflections of democracy

This was taken on an evening photowalk last year.  I was struggling with taking photos in the fading light so I turned my attention to the reflections of buildings and lights in the Thames.  This is the reflection of the Houses of Parliament with the lights from the terrace particularly bright. Tweet This Post


The big beasts

The big beasts

Two weeks after the election and the political big beasts are still parading around the streets of London.  Poor Mr Brown has been relegated to the back and Mr Clegg is (for the moment) very prominent. Darren has told me he particularly likes this shot as the elephants look like an integral part of the […]


Time for Peace

Time for Peace

One day in as Prime Minister and already people have personalised banners for David Cameron’s attention.  Not sure though if he was watching the trees outside his office… Tweet This Post


Burma’s Eye

Burma’s Eye

In addition to raising awareness of the plight of the Asian Elephant many of the individual elephants are also either sponsored on behalf of other charities or asking us to think about different causes. This is Burma by Baccara Smart.  I don’t know if she is deliberately trying to highlight the human rights abuses in […]


Watching the News

Watching the News

College Green outside Parliament has been busy over the past few days with the formation of the new government.  When I popped down the day after the coalition was agreed and just after the Rose Garden Cameron/Clegg press conference it was impossible to take a photo without people wandering about in front of me.  (Others […]


Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

We spent last Easter in Rome – and being a good Catholic girl, most of that time was spent in Vatican City.  The artwork in the Vatican Museum is stunning and I could never take a photo that does it justice.  I loved this stained glass window of Madonna and Child.  Mary is as beautiful […]


James Bond

James Bond

Detail on James Bond – an elephant designed by Oliver Lloyd and Lucy Fleming, niece of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Tweet This Post


Boys at the Mosque

Boys at the Mosque

Our visit to Turkey was the first time I had visited a Mosque.  Have to admit – I didn’t find the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul as impressive as the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne so I mooched around outside for a while. These boys insisted that I take their photo – who knows why but […]


Porto

Porto

Porto hasn’t been my favourite city on our EuroFifty travels – something about it just didn’t click with me despite enjoying the individual elements of the visit. Undoubtedly though it is one of the more colourful places we have visited and I loved this view of the higgeldy-piggeldy bright buildings across the Duoro River. Tweet […]


The Elephant Parade

The Elephant Parade

All across London life-size baby elephant statues are popping up.  The Elephant Parade is raising awareness of plight of the Asian Elephant which is facing extinction due to threat to its habitat and human/elephant conflict. There are 258 elephants across London and I made a start the other day on visiting them all. It wasn’t […]