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CAMBRIDGE

My new Cambridge photobook is available for preview.   The book is an intimate perusal of both the City and the University that I have photographed over the past decade.  A preview can be obtained by clicking here. The book has … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING VIOLETTE

Remembrance Day, 2019.  Ever since my days living in Dorset House, I became aware of the Special Operations Executive (SOE ) which was headquartered in London’s Dorset Square during the War.  Television series such as Foyle’s War in Britain and … Continue reading

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POSITANO

Probably the most well known town on the whole Amalfi Coast,  picturesque Positano draws tourists from around the world. POSITANO FROM THE BEACH BEACH SCENE POSITANO WATERFRONT POSITANO FAREWELL FROM THE FERRY TO SORRENTO

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AUTUMN SPLENDOUR

We were fortunate to have a spectacular display of fall colour in the Gatineau Hills this year. Below is a scene typical of the area. MEECH CREEK COVERED BRIDGE, GATINEAU, QUEBEC

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PATH OF THE GODS

The Path of the Gods is named after a legend, according to which it was the passage of the Greek Gods to save Ulysses from the sirens that were on the island of Li Galli. It is one of the … Continue reading

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THE CAMBRIDGE LEPER CHAPEL

My recent visit to Cambridge allowed a brief reunion with my old friend, the Leper Chapel of Saint Mary Magdalene. The romanesque Leper Chapel in Cambridge, also known as the Leper Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, is a chapel on … Continue reading

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UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

I participated in the recent University Challenge held at the British High Commission in Ottawa. University Challenge is a British TV quiz program that first aired in 1962 and has appeared on both ITV and the BBC. Our informal local … Continue reading

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MAIORI ITALY

My hiking tour of the Amalfi Coast starts in the charming village of Maiori. MAIORI SEAFRONT MAIORI HARBOUR BY NIGHT MAIORI HARBOUR IN THE MORNING

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MOUNT VESUVIUS HIKE

The first objective of our Italian adventure was an early morning assault on Mount Vesuvius. VIEW OF NAPLES FROM MOUNT VESUVIUS Pleasant start to the hike. Onwards and upwards! VOLCANIC CRATER VIEW SOUTH TOWARDS THE AMALFI COAST AND THE ISLE … Continue reading

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ITALIAN HOLIDAY

I had a great time hiking in Italy last month. The trip started and ended in Napoli, a nitty gritty port city in the south of Italy with a bad reputation. I had visited Naples decades ago and had an … Continue reading

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