The battllefield of Waterloo is not really all that! Although the monument is very spectacular and the views from the top are great, the experience at the bottom is not very 'multi-media' and is a bit 1907's.
One of the problems of travelling in mid-November is that it is the off-season for a reason. The weather can be a bit hit and miss. So it was in Bruges. Although still lovely and not over-run with tourists it was more than a little bit cold, wet and miserable.
However, I did get a stunning lunch and after dinner the weather had cleared sufficiently for me to go for an evening walk with my camera.
Remembrance day at the Menim Gate in Ypres.
It is a bit of a cliche for a school trip, but after Paris we moved onto the battlefields of the Somme and then Ypres.This is one of my favourite tours. It is always awe inspiring and moving. This time we were there for 11th November and had a real expert with us who acted as our guide which made it even more interesting than normal. I think given half a chance, I could become a real bore on this subject! Something I will, hopefully, avoid.
One of the things that astounded me was how busy the Louvre was. Well that's not strictly speaking true. What astounded me was how busy it was around that picture. I rather snootily just took a snap of the scene around her.
I haven't been to Paris for donkey's.
I'd forgotten just how really nice it is. Although the weather wasn't at its finest... Well, what do you expect for mid November? and although I had 37 Asian school children in tow whose sole desire seemed to be to visit the flagship Chanel shop on the Champs de Lycée, a fine time was had.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.