June 27, 2016

Travel Theme: Exits

As I looked through my travel photos for samples of exits I realized I was much more likely to take photographs from the point of view of the entrance, a time of anticipation. When I leave a place my mind has often moved on to the next. There are a few notable exceptions. The sculpture of Seated Hermes in the sculpture loggia of Villa San Michele in Capri drew me in to the pergola covered pathway beyond.

Villa San Michele, Capri

June 20, 2016

Art: Larger than Life

Works of art are no longer confined to the hallways of museums and galleries. Contemporary pieces sometimes appear outdoors where you least expect them – like this colourful bouquet of metal flowers in Place Antonin Poncet in Lyon. The piece was designed by Korean artist Jeong Hwa Choi for the Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2003.

The Flower Tree, by Jeong Hwa Choi

June 16, 2016

The Setting Thesaurus Books are Here!

The Setting Thesaurus Duo
Today's post is for my writer friends.

I've always loved a good thesaurus. And what's armchair travel fiction without a fabulous setting? So of course I had to help Becca and Angela celebrate the release this week of their two new books: The Urban Setting Thesaurus and The Rural Setting Thesaurus. (There's even a vault full of prizes to be won!)

June 13, 2016

European Luxury Cars

I’ve never been much of a car person but I must admit there are some pretty incredible automobiles on the streets of Europe. These aren’t just any old vehicles but iconic sports models like Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren. I thought I’d share some photos of these cars in honour of Father’s Day on Sunday.

Ferrari Sports Car

June 06, 2016

Travel Theme: Plants

I just couldn't resist this week's travel theme. I love plants but I challenged myself to exclude all the flowers (my favourites) and look for more unusual specimens among my photos, like this eccentric Agave Americana near the beach on Cap Ferrat.

Agave Americana on Cap Ferrat