Category Archives: travel

Travel Theme/Where’s my Backpack: Industry

Lithography Museum of Cadiz, San Roque (Lithography: from the Greek ‘lithos’, stone and ‘graphein’, to write) This  wonderful museum is home to over a thousand printing stones bearing witness to the thriving commercial and industrial economy of the city. These giant machine … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity Alone in the stillness of mid-afternoon a grandmother sits in contemplation. Outside, the sun bakes the land; coolness of thick  mud walls offer priceless shade. Clothes washed and mended, floors swept and food prepared for when families return from harvest. A background hum of flying … Continue reading

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Where’s my Backpack/Travel Theme: Freedom

  Freedom’s another word for Nothing Left to Lose – Kris Kristofferson Bright sun, warm wind, soft sand, the endless ebb-and-flow of the foaming surf, gulls wheeling in a blue sky above a turquoise sea – it shouts freedom! http://wheresmybackpack/2014/12/12/travel-theme-freedom/ Click … Continue reading

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Weekly Photograph Challenge: Angular

Angular; having angles This challenge has nothing to do with Angela Merkel, German Chancellor nor is it anything to do with the joint between leg and foot, Germanic people from central Europe who inhabited England in the 5th century, or fishing. … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Autumn

Autumn has a quality of melancholy; a change of light from bright yellow fresh green and gold to chromatic shades and hues, shadows from rain clouds and misty mornings. It’s the beginning of the end of Summer which we look … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Deep in the wooded hills of Andalucía are a number of stunningly beautiful White Villages, Los Pueblos Blancos. Here in Algodonales, terraces of white cottages tumble down the hill sides. Much in evidence are wrought-iron grills over windows and doors. … Continue reading

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On the Job

A monster Magnolia Fig tree some one thousand years old… a href=””&gt;</ On the Job Writing outside in the open air is like swimming with no clothes. Apart from the exhilaration, there’s an elicit thrill just below the surface of … Continue reading

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Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Cadiz, Andalucia, at the terminus of road and rail, is surrounded by the sea except for a narrow isthmus. It is reportedly the oldest continuous settlement in Europe and still very much alive. It’s a stunning city, where relics of … Continue reading

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Shut the Bloody Gate

Just one bowl of porridge before I jet away to Cadiz, Andalusia for a few weeks of eating, walking, swimming and hope fully some writing about what ever tickles my fancy Why Cadiz? For many years Cadiz has been a … Continue reading

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Travel Theme/Wheres my Backpack: Orange

I love the colour orange. Less pushy than red and more gutsy than yellow. A rusty orange elevation of a restaurant at Gloucester Dock, weathering nicely. Sumptuous orange of honeysuckle Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens sporting some rich French marigolds to brighten … Continue reading

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