Shadows on the Gran Via



Linked to Shadow Shot Sunday.
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Early Morning Angle


An angular shot of the Shard.

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Have You Had Your Flu Shot?


Some of my favourite chimneys – Edinburgh


“I got a flue shot and now my chimney works perfectly.”
-Steve Martin

Part of Six Word Saturday

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Don’t Disembark Here



In Venice, even a lowly water bus stop can be a thing of beauty.

Linked to Weekend Reflections.
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Beautiful Sitges

a1bw-02124The Sitges landscape is one to soothe the soul.  I must get back soon!

Part of Photo101 and linked to Weekend in B&W.



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Home of Venetian Glass


In Murano, there are plenty of opportunities to see the famous glass being blown.  It is worth going along for a demo, just to experience the sheer heat and to appreciate the huge manual effort involved.  You’ll likely be with a swarm of other tourists; I found it hard to see the finer detail and harder still to hear the commentary, but it was definitely worth experiencing.  I wouldn’t, however, recommend buying on one of these tours.  There are many stories of hiked prices, so take your time, check out the shops and smaller workshops around the island before you make your purchase.

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I hadn’t done my homework, so I just went to the first one I found.  However, there are plenty of websites giving suggestions and reviews a-plenty on Tripadvisor.

Linked to Cee’s B&W challenge.


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Moon over Saint Nicholas


St Nicholas Cathedral, Ljubljana


Part of Skywatch Friday.
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