BlogoWriMo, Croatia, Zadar

Sunsets in Zadar

“Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West in Florida, applauded at every evening.” Alfred Hitchcock said that during his stay in Zadar in 1964. I don’t want to argue with Hitchcock but really? Maybe I’m spoilt living in Merseyside because we get some insanely great […]

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Scotland

Looking for purple in Edinburgh

Earlier this year I went for a walk around Edinburgh. I had one day to explore the city. On the train up I started thinking about Scotland and the colour purple popped into my head. Purple is the colour of the thistle which is the national flower of Scotland. I’m not sure how I knew […]

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Florence, Street

Bikers in Florence

Last year we were walking round Florence looking for a specific bridge so my wife could recreate a painting by Henry Holiday called ‘Dante and Beatrice‘. The bridge had a very very narrow pavement and bikes would come hurtling around the corner every few seconds. I decided to use this slightly hazardous situation to try […]

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Architecture, Bruges

Bruges red

One of the things I noticed about Bruges was the colour red. So many doors and windows were painted red. Little red touches everywhere. It was quite interesting to see a city take to the colour in this way. I’m not sure I’ve ever noticed anywhere else. It’s almost like its part of the architectural […]

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