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Silent Retro Sunday: Luna Park seen from Sydney Harbour, 2001

Luna Park seen from Sydney Harbour, 2001

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11 most popular Instagrams in July 2015

The most popular Instagrams in July come from the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Spain. Let’s get to it: 11. Antwerp mural. Much as I adore Tin Tin, there’s more to Belgian street art and murals than Hergé’s intrepid journo. Here’s a wall in Antwerp. 10 Art Nouveau Pavillion in San Sebastian. During the summer holidays, the […]

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Silent Sunday: Swedish Squirrel at Skansen in Stockholm

Swedish squirrel at Skansen in Stockholm

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Norway on horseback

By Catarina Redisch in Hemsedal You know I love riding more than anything. Well, I’m just back from a week on the horseback in the mountains of Norway. Often, this means riding from cabin to cabin, but here we rode from mountain resort to mountain resort – got a bit spoiled here. Here’s a little look at Norway seen from the horseback. […]

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Silent Sunday: Abandoned carts at copper mine in Drammen, Norway

Abandoned minecarts on an overcast day, the now closed Konnerudgruvene copper mine, Drammen in Norway.

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Uisge-beatha: Following the Scotch trail on Islay

Ever wanted to learn how to make whisky? Here’s your chance. But what about uisge-beatha, you say? What does that mean? Read on, and all will become clear. We did a 4-day whisky tour of Islay, a small island in the Hebrides. The tour took us all around the island. Along with a selection of […]

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Silent Sunday: Street scene, Manzini, Swaziland

The quality and style of this photo might indicate it’s ancient, much as my good self, like from the 1960s. But no, it’s simply a scanned version of a slide (remember those?) from the very last bits of the 20th century. I’ve been playing with a new pocket-sized scanner that promises to transform old slides […]

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