Qutub Minar: the leaning tower of Delhi

The 72.5-metre-tall red sandstone and marble Qutub Minar is the tallest structure in Delhi, and the tallest brick minaret in the world. It’s also an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture and one of the major sights in the Indian capital. When we visited, it seemed to be equally popular with foreign and local visitors. Construction […]


Coxen’s Hole

Ah, Roatan. You probably think of sandy beaches, Caribbean waters blue as blue could be, scuba diving and snorkelling on the gorgeous Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. And you’d be right. Then there’s wildlife: iguanas the size of dogs, birds of every imaginable colour, dolphins, sharks, macaws and adorable capuchin monkeys. All the ingredients for a fabulous […]


Mosi-oa-Tunya: the smoke that thunders

Happy Friday, folks – with another #frifotos-inspired post. The theme is fall, interpretation is wide open. And fall, of course, is much more than the American word for autumn. I’m in a splashing mood today, so I’ll choose one of my favourite features of nature, a waterfall. And not just any waterfall, but the world’s […]


Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: architecture with a conscience

In my quest to see sites that UNESCO has deemed worthy of special protection and preservation for future generations, I sometimes stumble upon rather curious ones. These can be quirky and fascinating sights off the beaten path, like these ruins in Armenia or this tiny island in the River Gambia. Other times, well, I’ll be […]


Dublin after dark – mobile theatre

Tired of hanging in Dublin’s pubs? Of course you aren’t. But if for a few hours you want a cool alternative, give the Dublin Ghost Bus Tour a go, a deliciously kitschy journey through Dublin’s dark history. At 9.30 pm on a rainy October evening, I enter the purple double-decker, weaving my way through cobwebs […]


Plains and meadows

Happy Friday, folks. Another short, #frifotos-inspired post today. The theme is fields. Now, field can mean many things, even if we limit ourselves to the general definition of open terrain. There are agricultural fields, sporting fields, playing fields, air fields, and then there are meadows. Plains and meadows. Flowery meadow in the Vega archipelago, Northern […]


A Washington DC photo walk

I was first in Washington DC more than 20 years ago. And at the time, I had other things on my mind than wandering about. You see, there was this boy… But let’s get on with it, shall we? And let’s get the bad over with right away. Bad photo, yes, but, I think, appropriate […]