Month: December 2018

12 days of Christmas: day 12

I obviously had to choose a wintery scene from last year’s Christmas spent in Seefeld, Austria. This picture shows cross-county skiers swooping down from the golf course and across the Attersee, on the other side from Wildmoos Alm. Sun, snow and a set of… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 12”

12 days of Christmas: day 11

Yet another photograph from last winter’s vacation in Seefeld. Located at the western entrance to the town, and visible from afar, the Seekirchl is probably its most famous and iconic landmark. Not consecrated until 1666, work began on the octagonal, centralised Baroque structure in… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 11”

12 days of Christmas: day 10

This photo is the view from our apartment. I’ve already waxed lyrical about the view which I adore at all times of the day, and at all times of the year. If I’m honest, I probably prefer sunrise and sunset simply because of the… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 10”

12 days of Christmas: day 9

This photo of part of the Monument aux Girondins, in Place des Quinconces, was taken during our summer vacation when we spent a few days  – not nearly enough – getting to know Bordeaux. The monument was erected between 1894 and 1902, in memory… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 9”

12 days of Christmas: day 8

We love heading over the border into Italy for a bit of farniente and la dolce vita, which may or may not involve a couple of Aperol Spritzs! If we go for a couple of days, we’ll typically stay in Alassio at a hotel… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 8”

12 days of Christmas: day 7

Believe it or not but I took this photograph back in March. Just look at that wonderful blue sky! We had an unseasonally wet spring and this was one of our all too few sunny days. The scene is from the small fishing port… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 7”

12 days of Christmas: day 6

This photograph is the first of three I’ve chosen from our vacation last winter in Austria. I loved this row of colourful houses beside the Inn river with the snow covered hills in the background. Innsbruck’s a delightful Tyrolean town with plenty to see… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 6”

12 days of Christmas: day 5

While we traversed the Atlantic coasts of France and Spain this summer I took plenty of photographs of hydrangeas, one of my favourite flowers. I love all their different colours from jade tinged white through to deep and dusky purple. I spotted this bush… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 5”

12 days of Christmas: day 4

This is a photograph of the old fishing port in Saint Jean de Luz, in France’s Basque country. I chose this one because I love the reflection of the traditional Basque houses in the water and the way the puffy clouds are focused on… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 4”

12 days of Christmas: day 3

Before spending two weeks vacation in San Sebastian, we had a couple of days in Rioja, specifically the old walled town of Laguardia. This is one of the many glorious views taken from the gardens surrounding the village, looking out over the vineyards, as… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 3”