Telephone box and Battersea Power Station, London – England

Phone Box - London

One of my favourite buildings in London is the Battersea Power Station. After years of dereliction the power station will soon become apartments. Almost as redundant as a coal-burning power station are the iconic red telephone boxes of the UK. With most people now owning a mobile phone they are no longer serving their purpose. […]

Terminal 2 CDG, Paris – France

Terminal 2 CDG, Paris – France

The stunning Terminal 2 at Paris CDG Airport. This is home base for Air France who I flew with a guest from South America, connecting to London. Travel Photos: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport photo gallery

Eiffel Tower sunset, Paris – France

Eiffel Tower Sunset

Watching the sunset behind the Eiffel Tower from the Pont Alexandre III. Travel Photos: Paris photo gallery. I was a guest of Air France who I flew with from South America, connecting to London.

Palacio Salvo, Montevideo – Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

Montevideo is filled with architectural gems from the early 20th century, with my favourite being the Palacio Salvo. This building was finished in 1928 and was for a time the tallest building in South America. Travel Photos: Montevideo photo gallery

Hand of Punta del Este, Uruguay

Hand of Punta del Este, Uruguay

The Hand of Punta del Este (Mano de Punta del Este) is a sculpture at Brava Beach in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The hand (by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal) has become the landmark image of Punta del Este, and I’ve even seen it as the representative icon of Uruguay in some tourist brochures. Punta del […]

La calle de los suspiros (Whisper’s street), Colonia – Uruguay

Whisper's street, Colonia - Uruguay

[La calle de los suspiros (Whisper’s street), Colonia – Uruguay] Colonia del Sacramento was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and the historic quarter of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is an easy day trip by boat from Buenos Aires, or a bus day trip from Montevideo. You can see […]

Poppies at the Tower of London

Poppies Tower of London

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is an art installation in the moat of the Tower of London, commemorating the centenary of the start of World War I. At the start of October I was staying near the Tower of London so I would walk by every day and see the volunteers adding more […]

Tigre Delta, Argentina

Tigre Delta

Tigre is a town north of Greater Buenos Aires and is a popular day trip from the city. Tigre is the launch place for the Paraná Delta (commonly referred to as the Tigre Delta), which is a scenic waterway filled with weekend houses and campsites for those looking to escape the city. I visited Tigre […]

Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Obelisk of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a bit like my home city of Melbourne in that it’s a city with beautiful old buildings and leafy streets, but no iconic landmark that that you could use to represent the city. The landmark that represents BA is the Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires). The Obelisk is located […]

Travel Photo: Oude Kerk (Old Church), Amsterdam – Netherlands

Oude Kerk

When they say something is old in Europe, it’s old (by US and Australian standards at least). In the case of the Oude Kerk (Old Church) this is the oldest building in Amsterdam, having being founded in 1213. The church stands in Amsterdam’s main red-light district. I was in Amsterdam as a stopover on the […]