Travel Photography

Seven Slow Travel photos in 2018, part one

July 16, 2018 Jack 0

Our Slow Travel photos are often snapshots in time of an experience which has left a lasting impression. Why that is might only be obvious to us. As a photographer I can only hope that some convey the merest taste of what we felt at the time. […]

Vineyards
Europe

Six Setúbal Surprises

July 10, 2018 Andy 0

Economically and gastronomically upwardly mobile, the city of Setúbal, south of Lisbon, has more secrets than the average espionage agent; these are just six of them… […]

Europe

Dancing in the Rain in Piazza San Marco

July 5, 2018 Andy 0

From behind the façade of Caffè Florian, the strains of a philharmonic orchestra drift into the piazza lending the scene an ethereal romance. I’m already spellbound when the orchestra begins to play… […]

Food and drink

It’s time to banish boring salads

June 28, 2018 Jack 0

Any self respecting tomato salad is going to have a dressing which involves more than a waiter plonking a bottle of olive oil in front of you. It’s also going to include herbs such as basil and/or oregano. […]

Travel Talk

Can you feel the soul?

June 12, 2018 Jack 0

The link between these examples is both were about places which feel soulless to me; the travel equivalents of shop window mannequins, decked out in much the same gear as a human but with no beating heart […]

Europe

Turning Left, A Walk In Palmela, Portugal

June 11, 2018 Andy 0

For months we’ve lived at the end of a dirt track, in this lovely quinta with its enormous iron gates, always turning right beyond them, back along the dusty, rutted track to reach the road. Today we turn left, and I think of Jean Ainslie… […]