View of Prague in the Czech Republic from the Charles Bride looking over the Vltava River on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Processed Czech Republic 2017-57

Prague: City of Elegance wears a Party Hat

It seems fair to say that in the United Kingdom, Prague has a reputation as being one of the destinations of choice when it comes to a groom’s celebration of their forthcoming nuptials. One reason, its accessibility, it’s an easy city to get to, I flew direct from Manchester to Prague with Jet2. There are casinos, clubs and bars that cater …

Visual storytelling; Old deserted fishing boats in the Sound of Mull near Salen, Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Scotland 002

Visual Storytelling; Social Commentary in Pictures

Travel photography is visual storytelling, through a mix of genres including street photography, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, cultural imagery it tells the story of a destination or culture. While travel photographers seek to inspire, this doesn’t necessarily mean producing a series of unfeasibly beautiful images, but also providing a social and historical dialogue. Historical and Cultural Storytelling We perceive images of …

Walking Through History in Cantabria, Spain

Guest post by Alison Bailey The Northern coast of Spain is rich in history. The geography is ideally suited to seafaring activities, there is ready access to the Bay of Biscay, and Santander has played a major part in shaping European history. Cantabria’s history goes back further than man’s first attempts to tame the sea, much further. The rock found in northern …

Thanksgiving; Reasons to be Thankful Part 2 – Photo Essay

In the United Kingdom the Thanksgiving holiday is barely recognised. There are harvest festivals but these are regional and only celebrated locally without much fanfare. It is a one of the biggest celebrations across the pond. A family event providing a reason to get together with family and friends, to enjoy a meal in the company of the people that …

Reconstructing L’Hermione – Building a Dream

There are some projects that when first encountered appear extremely impressive, but when the details become apparent it is difficult to imagine anybody even conceiving it. The construction of the Hermione in the attractive coastal town of Rochefort is one such endeavour. The original Hermione was constructed in just eleven months in 1779. One year later she famously transported the …