Istanbul’s Hakki Zade 1864, palace of earthly delights

Istanbul’s Hakki Zade 1864, palace of earthly delights

Baklava, Turkish Delight, tea, coffee, pastries - Istanbul's Hakki Zade 1864 is a place - a palace - of earthly delights. And I love this image, which I took from outside, of a man ordering from the counter, with the reflections of the street in the window above him. It seems a good image to [...]

William Kentridge at the Norval in Cape Town

William Kentridge at the Norval in Cape Town

William Kentridge, as you perhaps know, is one of South Africa's foremost artists, and his spectacular exhibition of sculptures and artefacts at the no less spectacular Norval art museum in Cape Town is simply not to be missed. These images, in black and white, are less about representation of Kentridge's works than a form of [...]

A Food Tour in Istanbul – The Best Introduction to the City!

A Food Tour in Istanbul – The Best Introduction to the City!

A food tour, on foot, proved to be the best introduction to the vast, over-crowded, overwhelming metropolis that is Istanbul that Rob and I could imagine. Especially as we had just come straight from an idyllic week in rural Aveyron, in the south of France - the contrast could hardly have been greater. [Click on [...]

The River Rance at Plaisance

The River Rance at Plaisance

The River Rance flows in a wide, shallow loop around the village of Plaisance, as if the village were a head asleep in the crook of an arm. We went down to the river, one afternoon; the day had been hot and Tom and Gabriel were in in a flash. Stones, fish, and deep tranquil [...]

L’Eglise Romane St Martin at Plaisance

L’Eglise Romane St Martin at Plaisance

The 12th century L'Eglise Romane St Martin dominates not only the small village of Plaisance in Aveyron but the surrounding valleys. No matter from where you approach the village, it seems, there is the squat Norman tower atop its hillside, holding dominion. We visited on a bright, sunny day - blue skies, green hillsides - [...]

The River Tarn, at Albi

The River Tarn, at Albi

Two views of the River Tarn at Albi, taken from the walled garden of the Berbie Palace, home and fortress of the Bishops of Albi and a stone's throw from the massive brick edifice of Albi Cathedral. The challenge here, for the travel photographer, was twofold - to find a pleasing composition which could combine [...]