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Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.

There’s not much in the Mediterranean island of Malta which isn’t ablaze with colour. This will show in all my next posts about the island. But as this week’s CFF Challenge is “All in One Colour”, here’s a few (fairly) monochromatic  iPhone shots from our trip there. We only got Read more…

Yellow Laces designer shoes multicoloured

Designer Shoes in Profile: Fantasy versus Reality

Designer Shoes: the Fantasy I saw all these shoes in a marvellous independent shop in the  trendy Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge. Oh, to be a Bright Young Thing and have small, pointy feet!     My Shoes: the Reality: So inspired was I by all these colourful designer shoes Read more…

Watching over the Town

Looking Down with some Degree of Nostalgia

The Kyles of Bute in Scotland’s Cowal Peninsula is one of my favourite places in the whole world. In Glasgow when I was a child (in the olden days) it was a tradition  to take summer day trip on “The Waverley” paddle steamer. This annual treat was called “goin’ doon Read more…

La Pedrera: The Garden of Warriors Gaudi chimney-pots faces Barcelona

Barcelona: La Pedrera – Where Chimney-pots have Warrior Faces

Barcelona: Casa Milà (La Pedrera): Rooftop Perhaps there are lots of traditional chimney pots that look like faces, but none as can be as spectacular as those on the roof of Casa Milà (La Pedrera) in Barcelona. This modernist building in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, was built Read more…

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