This month’s theme is…. places 


My brother-in-law drove us from Adelaide to Melbourne (with overnight stop over). We stopped for some time photographing  The Twelve Apostles – a series of  Miocene limestone rocks in the Indian Ocean near the coast of the Port Cambell National Park. They are located between the cities of Port Cambell and Princeton on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria,  270 km south-west of Melbourne.

santa maria della spina. pisa

I found this church much more photogenic than the famous Leaning Tower. Santa Maria della Spina is a small church in the Italian city of Pisa. The church, erected around 1230 in the Pisan Gothic style, and enlarged after 1325, The name of della Spina derives from the presence of a thorn, putatively part of the crown of thorns placed on Christ during his Passion and Crucifixion. The relic was brought to this church in 1333.


Vienna is chock full of monuments and palaces ( and some nice beer cellars). As you can see, this is not a beer cellar! It was the main summer palace of the Habsburg rulers. Now a major tourist attraction.


Looking over the Danube from a cafe window in Budapest…what a view!

agia galini

I’ve only visited this resort once but it’s well worth a holiday there. Quaint little harbour and some nice beaches and cafes. And if you’re lucky you’ll see the kingfishers!

charles bridge

The most famous bridge in Prague, crossing the Vitava river. Charles Bridge (Karlův most) is a 14th century stone bridge linking the two sides of Prague. This magnificent structure, one of the city’s finest attractions, is the main pedestrian route connecting the Old Town with the Lesser Town and Prague Castle. But beware of pickpockets is the warning!


And last but not least, proving you don’t have to go far to see nice scenery. Great Givendale is a 40 minute drive from Hull. This is the view from St.Ethelburga’s church. Always worth a visit to see the snowdrops and aconites at this time of year.


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