Adelaide; Bouncing around Kangaroo Market

Markets are usually a great place to spend a few hours and the bustling Central Market in Adelaide, South Australia is no exception. It has the usual appeal of other markets, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cakes and sweet treats; baked or covered in chocolate. There is plenty of vibrant colour, ripe exotic fruits and vegetables or the rich, dark …

Postcards from the colours of food – photo essay

Food is a popular subject for many photographers, though plated up cooked meals however artistic are not my personal favourite. I prefer the vibrant colours of fresh fruit, vegetables and other market produce. Trying to portray them in a slightly different of artistic manner can be great fun. One of my favourite techniques is playing with the depth of field, …

Postcard from a Moroccan winery

I never tire of visiting vineyards, I have had so many explanations about the process I should really be able to produce my own vintage sometime soon! This little vineyard near Essaouira produces quite a number of Moroccan wines from traditional grapes providing white, rosé, red and even a ‘grey’ wine. This unusual wine appeared to be a light coloured rosé …

Mount Athos, Greece – Holy weekend, abstinence and hospitality

I do not claim to be a spiritual person and probably the most profound thing discovered by my friend Ed and I during our visit to Agion Oros, the ‘Holy Mountain’ was that it is easier to give up women for a weekend than pockets! There is however something very special about the Greek monastic peninsula which protrudes proudly into …

Postcard from Muscat Festival

Celebrating Omani culture, Muscat Festival is held annually for around six weeks. It is a great glimpse of the Omani way of life, with people, traditions, displays, food, singing, musicians and ceremonies. This will be a short postcard as there is so much to say about the festival it deserves a post of its own, which will follow shortly. More …

Festive Manchester – Marketing Christmas

Having lived in Germany for a number of years I have a great fondness for Christmas markets. I especially enjoy markets in the smaller towns as they have a more intimate feel about them. People seem to know each other better and arrange to meet up for a few laughs and drinks. “bratwursts, grillflamme and glühwein of the European stalls …

La Rochelle, France; Flirting with Luxury Travel

Being the kind of traveller that is happy to sleep in a tent or hammock somewhere in a wilderness, yet know I have slept in worse places, so five star La Rochelle boutique hotels maybe considered a little out of my league. It is surprising how easy it is to adapt to huge, comfortable beds, private showers that actually work …