The original 4711 Cologne shop is worth a visit, the outside is easy to shoot and they didn't seem to mind us taking photos inside - they're used to tourists! Incidentally, use a wide lens for the best offered, as you … [Read More...]
The best view of famous Cologne (Köln) Cathedral is from the Rhine (or across it), but you'll probably be right in front at the Cathedral square. This church is BIG, people don't realize how tall it is. Get back as … [Read More...]
No trip to Germany is complete without a Rhine river cruise. This time we boarded the KD Rhine River Cruise at Oberwesel and disembarked 2 hours or so later at Boppard. As this was a morning cruise, the sun was … [Read More...]
It's not so easy to kiss the Blarney Stone as you think as you have to climb up to the top battlement of Blarney Castle and lie on your back with your head and shoulders arching backwards over a drop of 100 feet or so! … [Read More...]
From Killarney, most people do the Ring of Kerry anti-clockwise, starting in the morning. That makes it a bit early for an Irish Coffee at the Fox Inn, but the small Bog Village Museum (owned by the same poeple) is off … [Read More...]
"Bunratty Folk Park" sounds awful, but is actually quite worthwhile, especially from the photographic aspect. It consists of the Castle and a variety of buildings that have been relocated from different parts of … [Read More...]
The village of Cong is where John Huston filmed "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in 1951 and it's still living on its reputation. There's a good shot over the stream opposite the small cottage museum. … [Read More...]
Londonderry or Derry was the scene of a lot of internecine strife during "The Troubles" between the Loyalists and the IRA.The only more signs of it now are the painted (actually, repainted) wall posters - the size of … [Read More...]
After the ferry ride from Scotland to Larne in Northern Ireland, it was on to the big shoot of the day, the famous Giant's Causeway on the north Irish coast. It's an easy ten minute walk downhill to the Causeway from … [Read More...]
Leaving Skye, our first stop was at Eilean Donan Castle, the one you've seen immortalized on a thousand cake-tins!. You've got a range of shots from the huge parking area next to the loch, but try going onto the … [Read More...]
Candles in St. Nedelya Church, Sofia, Bulgaria
Carnival Masks in San Polo, Venice, Italy
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The Palais Garnier, Paris, France