• Perspective

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a courtyard inside Oxford University’s Lincoln College. Walking through the city last week, I popped my head inside various courtyards. On seeing this gorgeous sight through a window, I popped through a couple more doorways until I was smack in the middle of the courtyard framed by this wonderful sight.

  • Singles

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a wonderfully fragrant rose, in Oxford’s botanical garden last week. While there’s a well deserved admission fee to enter the garden, anyone can enjoy the multitude of roses planted outside the garden entrance.

  • Refreshments

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I was in Oxford, England to speak late last week and made time to soak up the beauty of that city’s botanic garden. It borders on the Thames, where I saw these punting boats.

  • Knowledge

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Valencia, Spain’s striking Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències/City of Arts and Sciences complex, which I had the good fortune to see earlier this month

  • Frustrated

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: This time last week, I was in Stockholm, Sweden, after presenting to IMA Sweden members at their annual spring conference in Gothenburg. During my first evening at Hotel Skeppsholmen, situated on an island, we enjoyed an incredible sunset.

  • Accomplished

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: in April, I took a train ride from the City of York to nearby Knaresborough. Trains pass over the viaduct you see here, and I took this photo from the lovely grounds of the local castle ruins. Here, I was overlooking the River Nidd and about five kilometres/three miles from the city of Harrogate.

  • Courage

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Eilean Donan Castle, which I photographed close to the Isle of Skye at dusk last month. Likely the most photographed castle in Scotland, it’s appeared on screen numerous times, including serving as MI6’s Scottish headquarters in James Bond movies. Situated at the intersection of three tidal lochs, its actual history is well worth a read.

  • Power

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some of the 19 windmills at Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the province of South Holland. We took ferries/water taxis from Rotterdam to see the windmills. They’ve been in place since the 1700s, to pump water from the polders, low-lying land reclaimed from the sea, in order to prevent flooding.

  • Fundamentals

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: One element of Valencian life that especially strikes me is the beauty of the jacaranda tree. These trees flank boulevards and burst in to vibrant purple flowers with an incredible perfume. Here, jacaranda branches – still in early bloom; the flowers will intensify in colour – frame some local homes.

  • Mistakes

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Palau de les Arts , one of the striking buildings of Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences centre, designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava,. This area is stunning.

  • You

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: close up with a stained glass fox in the gift shop at RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Harlow Carr garden in Harrogate, England a couple of weeks ago. Am so glad a friend showed me this wonderful garden.

  • Quality

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I spent a wonderful few days in the Netherlands, capping the visit with a road trip with a good friend. Here, mid-evening, we stopped at this tulip field in Lisse and soaked up the colours.

  • Imagine

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I arrived in Amsterdam over the weekend. After a cloudy Saturday, we’ve had glorious weather the last two days. Here, Amsterdam by night

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Perspective

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a courtyard inside Oxford University’s Lincoln College. Walking through the city last week, I popped my head inside various courtyards. On seeing this gorgeous sight through a window, I popped through a couple more doorways until I was smack in the middle of the courtyard framed by this wonderful sight.

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Singles

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a wonderfully fragrant rose, in Oxford’s botanical garden last week. While there’s a well deserved admission fee to enter the garden, anyone can enjoy the multitude of roses planted outside the garden entrance.

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Refreshments

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I was in Oxford, England to speak late last week and made time to soak up the beauty of that city’s botanic garden. It borders on the Thames, where I saw these punting boats.

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