Travel Snapshot: Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam flowers

Taken at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum, which is a wall-to-wall reminder of the flowers that dominate the city.



Gr8at – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

I recently went to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the very wonderful The Natural History Museum in South Kensington. It was so good I just had to share some of my favourite photographs. If you are anywhere in and around London, I really recommend you go. It runs until the 23 March 2014. Even if you can’t go though, you can still buy either a print or canvas of the entrants in different sizes. Below are eight of the ones that caught my eye but there are plenty of others. If you hover on each photograph you’ll get its name and who took it.

Travel Photography – Stockholm

The world is filled with all kinds of beauty. No excuses then, for not sharing with you all some photographs of places I have been lucky enough to visit. This time its Stockholm which I visited last year.

Stockholm main photoOne of the most startling things about Stockholm is just how spacious the city is. There are rarely any crowds and it’s really easy to walk down the streets.

Stockholm window

The air is magnificent, and a joy to the senses. The views are wonderful, especially as Stockholm has so many lovely lakes. In places like Drottningholm Palace and the National Historical Museum you really appreciate how much history Stockholm has, especially as there are so many museums to see.

Stockholm mural

Stockholm statues

The Millesgården is the home of artists Carl and Olga Milles, which features Carl’s most famous sculptures. Though the day was pretty cloudy, the statues are very striking.

Stockholm boat

Stockholm old menu

The Vasa Museum features the only preserved 17th century ship in the world, with 95% of the ship still original. Inside the ship is pitch black and would have been crowded and smelt badly. Not the best menu either.

Stockholm wildlife

Stockholm classic attire

Stockholm Amish

The Skansen Open-Air Museum is the oldest open museum in the world and features among other things a small zoo and a sense of tradition. You see how a lot of the old-fashioned furniture is made and it is like stepping back in time.