Month: June 2019

Postcard from Zurich

I have spent a lot of time in the past in Zurich, mostly on business trips. My maiden visit was in the early 80s while working as an internal auditor for an American bank. The audit team used to stay in a hotel halfway… Continue Reading “Postcard from Zurich”

Date nights: Fête de la Musique and Promenade en Fête

It’s official, summer’s arrived. To be more specific, it arrived last Friday with the summer solstice which kicked off a week-end of entertainment locally which we always enjoy.  Every year, bands, artists and plenty of crowds show up on the evening of 21st June,… Continue Reading “Date nights: Fête de la Musique and Promenade en Fête”

Friday Photo Challenge – floral

It’s official, I’ve muddled two Friday Photograph Challenges to come up with one of my own! But that’s okay, isn’t it? It’s just a way of showcasing some of our photographs. Today’s challenge is floral so I’ve chosen a photo from our recent trip… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – floral”

Thursday doors #24

A few weeks ago I went for a stroll around Antibes Old Town and spotted this door as I was making my way back to the car park. It looks in need of attention but I do love its faded colour – very nautical.… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #24”

Wordless Wednesday – spires

I’ve decided to let the picture speak for itself, otherwise it’s no longer Wordless Wednesday!

Postcard from Lake Konstanz III

Aside from the cities of Meersburg and Konstanz, there are three islands on the lake well worth a visit or, in our case, a revisit. Mainau The 110-acre garden island of Mainau is renowned for its carpets of flowers and greenhouses. It has nearly… Continue Reading “Postcard from Lake Konstanz III”

Postcard from Lake Konstanz II

As I explained in my first postcard, we based ourselves in Meersburg for the duration of our trip. It’s a place we’d visited frequently in the past, generally for a lakeside walk and ice cream on a sunny Sunday afternoon and, of course, to… Continue Reading “Postcard from Lake Konstanz II”

Postcard from Lake Konstanz I

This post is about our recent visit to Konstanz, the largest city on the lake of the same name (German: Bodensee) which is Europe’s third-largest lake. It’s one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Germany because, during World War II, the Allies avoided bombing… Continue Reading “Postcard from Lake Konstanz I”

Postcard from Munich

Munich’s another of my regular stomping grounds. I know it well so any trip here gives me a welcome opportunity to check out some of my favourite haunts and see what has changed since my last visit in December 2017. I was particularly keen… Continue Reading “Postcard from Munich”

Friday Photo Challenge – ebb and flow

It’s official, I’ve muddled two Friday Photograph Challenges to come up with one of my own! But that’s okay, isn’t it? It’s just a way of showcasing some of our photographs. Here’s another one from my 2016 trip to Australia which I took of… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – ebb and flow”