Category Archives: travel

California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Do You Know The Way To San Jose (2)

Following on from my recent entries & photographs, today I’ll look at some other sights in & around San Jose Buildings of all shapes & sizes push skyward within the city.   This new office block bedecked in shades of blue … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Do You Know The Way To San Jose? (1)

During my time in California, San Jose & Santa Clara were my base. To say I was in a little corner of Paradise in my hotel may have been an overstatement, but it was wonderful to wake up & retire … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: A Street Car Named Desire

There are certain ‘must see’ attractions when visiting San Francisco.  One of these is the historic & iconic cable cars. However, the city also has a legacy of other rail cars including the F-cars, an original version shown here in  … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Becomes A Reality: A Tale of Two Bridges

Last week I had the privilege of visiting California for a short stay. I should have been attending a conference but this was rescheduled at late notice, so I decided to travel anyway & see a few sights. This was … Continue reading

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Boats, Paint, Sea & Sky

Brightly coloured fishing boats nestle in the safety of Ramsey Harbour on a bright, sunny day, awaiting their return to sea.   Cleaned, nets repaired & ready to resume her fishing duties.   The beauty of boats, paint, sea & … Continue reading

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Beyond Ramsey: A Touch Of Colour

Flowering gorse bushes brighten the view looking north beyond Ramsey, Isle of Man from the mountain road (part of the famous TT circuit) just above the town. Take care until next time …  

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Devon Sunset

This was one of those moments where light & textures combined to great effect: sunset in Devon. Take care until next time …

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The Train Now Standing At Platform 2

Antique memories in the 21st Century: Gas light; GWR Manor Class loco; GCR  station bench together at Rothley Great Central Railway station today, all under an afternoon Winter sun. Take care until next time …

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For Those In Peril On The Sea

Whilst visiting my children in the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin) this week my attention was drawn to this lovely memorial to mariners from the Island who had lost their lives at sea; in war & in peace. Take care … Continue reading

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When Your Camera Goes Wrong!

 These photos were taken as quick point-and-shoot shots on my phone as we travelled through Lübeck in Northern Germany. There wasn’t time to compose the shot very much; a case of point and hope. Something happened which meant that the phone … Continue reading

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