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Category: Inspiration


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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