photo of the week
Every week I'm on the road I choose a photo of the week. Sometimes it's a fantastic photo, other times it's all about what that shot meant to me. Be sure to let me know what you think.
I am so very fortunate to have won the life lottery and be Australian. A LOT of hard work, blood, sweat and tears has gone into Brad and I being able to live 400m from this beach on the stunningly beautiful Gold Coast. I am always appreciative of where I live but never more than when I get to see it under these sunset conditions.
I've never been to Vivid in Sydney before and had the most amazing luck! I booked my ticket on an affordable boat and when I went to line up the woman directed me to this other dock with about 20 other people. I wasn't quite sure what was going on but this amazing mega yacht pulls up, we all get on and I spend the evening with free drinks, amazing food and cruising around the harbour away from the maddening crowds. I'll take that!
Malta is an amazing collection of history and culture. Valletta is in fact European City Of Culture for 2018. This is the view over to the Three Cities from the path up to Barrakka Gardens . The view is much more impressive from the gardens but it was very overcast and rainy and this was the best shot I managed to get this day. I really feel like it encapsulated Matla though - ancient fortresses with modern mega yacht marina's.
Sometimes on your travels it is very important to remember the people on earth who did not win the life lottery like you did. This weeks photo is the shanti towns in Nairobi. Over 3.5 million people in Nairobi live like this. Worth taking a step back, re working your budget and maybe help someone else today.
Do more, consume less
Make life your success
It was a gloomy rainy day in Madrid this day and I clearly overcompensated for that when I took this pic. However.... I love how its made the palace disappear into the sky. I love how the trees have really dark creepy trunks and I love how the green grass seems just a tad too green. This building is gorgeous and just makes you want to have a summers black tie cocktail party with 120 of your closest friends. So lovely and I can only imagine what it must look like under candle light.
We visited Basílica de San Isidoro, León and spent an hour learning some amazing things, seeing one of the Christian holy grails (pretty special), visiting the crypts and seeing the most amazing 700 year old fresco's, but the thing that stuck in my mind was the library. The books they have are hundreds and hundreds of years old but not only that, they are HUGE. Some weigh as much as 30 kilo and the pages are actually calf skin. The ilustrations are incredible and the penmanship of the monks is indescribable. It remains on of the best religious sites I've ever done. Holy Grail - tick!
Pamplona was and still is one of my favourite Spanish cities. This was despite being laid up here for a week waiting for the tendon in my foot to allow me to start walking again. Loved its atmosphere, the food, the people and the juxtaposition of the old and new that is everywhere in Pamplona. Its a great city.
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.