Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice Day - Lest We Forget - Brigadier James Hill

       



Today in honour of Armistice Day I want to pay tribute to one man amongst the many thousands.
        
Why James Hill, well just because in September I had the privilege of visiting Pegasus Bridge where his statue is. Brigadier Hill commanded the 3rd Parachute Brigade on June 6, 1944 when 2,500 men jumped into enemy territory in Normandy with the vital task of holding the eastern flank of the Allied forces against the German counter-attack while the troops on the beaches secured a foothold in Europe.

His statue is one of only two commemorating British officers in France. The other belongs to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery - the commander of Allied forces in Normandy.





    Text Below with courtesy of  Wikipedia
The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more. 

           

Thursday, November 9, 2017

World at Work 10 - Market Day(Part Two) - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma)



Continuing with my World at Work series of photos taken on my travels.  As promised in World at Work 9 - Market Day - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma) this is a continuation of my market visit, as I took far too many photos to share in one post. 

With the recent troubles in Myanmar, I have been thinking often of what a lovely visit I enjoyed to this beautiful country. I hope and pray I will be able to return one day.






















These Market Day photos have I hope given you a glimpse into day to day life for some of the people of Myanmar.  

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of this wonderful country.



World at Work Links to Previous Posts

World at Work 1 - Fabric Weaving - Mandalay - Myanmar

World at Work 2 - Recycling - Bansko - Bulgaria

World at Work 3 - Fishermen - Marta - Italy

World at Work 4 - Sailors - Star Ferry - Hong Kong

World at Work 5 - Dried Seafood Market - Western District - Hong Kong

World at Work 6 - Washday - Ayeyarwady River - Mingun - Myanmar

World at Work 7 - Mya Thaw Tar Lacquer-ware Workshop - Bagan - Myanmar

World at Work 8 - Street Vendors and Delivery Men - Xian - China


World at Work 9 - Market Day - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dahlia - Flower - The Beauty of Mother Nature



I enjoyed a fabulous road trip recently and I came home with over a thousand photos on my camera! I am planning to share some of these over the coming months on this blog if I can find the time.

I miss blogging as I have always enjoyed the interaction with others around the world, so I will do all I can to post from time to time. I cannot promise that the real world will not get in the way though.

This dahlia photo is a particular favourite of mine that I have also shared on Instagram where I do still post everyday!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Doors of Budapest - Hungary

           












I have a fascination for doors and always take photos for my collection when I am travelling.

Budapest was a wealth of wonderful old doors, many of which are huge and ornate.

No particular favourite from this collection, but I do like the wooden ones with ornate carvings the most.  The last one is particularly enormous as you can see from the gentleman standing in the hallway!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jellyfish - Tywyn - Wales




Some of the jellyfish that have been stranded on Tywyn beach recently have been enormous as you can see against my size 4/37 foot!

My regular followers will probably have noticed that I have not been blogging recently as I have been busy living my life.

As my heading says Life is an Adventure and I do not want to spend too much time in front of a computer.

However as I am still taking lots of photos, I do want to post sometimes as this is an online scrapbook of my travels, which is why I have incorporated my Photography Blog into this one.

I hope you will continue to enjoy my photographs which I will endeavour to post more often than I have been doing so recently.

With thanks for your continuing support.