10 From The Caribbean : The Tourists Of Bonaire A group of tourists line the quayside on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Cast them in bronze and they could be a modern interpretation of Rodin’s Burghers Of Calais.
10 From The Caribbean 3. Picture Posts A series of posts off the Caribbean island of Bonaire mimic an art installation. Impressive as they are, they cannot compete with the way the coral reef photoshops the tropical blue of the sea.
10 From The Caribbean 2. Bonaire Colours We moved from Curacao to the neighbouring island of Bonaire and there we found houses painted with the kind of palette used by tropical fish, and tropical fish relaxing in the shadows of seaside houses.
10 From The Caribbean : 1. Shopping In Curacao The first of a short series of photographs from my recent trip around the Caribbean. This first one was jumble of straight lines and natural curves in a shopping centre in Willemstad on the island of Curacao. Somewhere amongst all those lines and curves are a couple of relaxed shopkeepers.
This is one of those chance photographs which had all the ingredients of a photographic disaster which somehow came good. It was out of focus, the colours were all wrong and it resulted from an accidental shutter-press whilst using the camera as a crude telescope. I still think it could hold its own with some of the shots I have […]
We caught a bus to Bradford yesterday to do a little Christmas shopping and to look at the wonderful Victorian architecture that still lines the stone city streets. A few days ago I came across an old copy of an 1893 Yorkshire Trade Directory – before you ask, yes it was lodged up my back passage – which includes a […]
There are currently only eight distilleries on Islay, so to get to the last of my nine distilleries entailed a short ferry trip to the island of Jura. Despite being thirty miles long and seven miles wide, Jura has a population of less than 200, and only one road, one pub, and one distillery. The Jura Distillery was founded in […]
Bowmore – the last of my Islay distilleries – is a bit special. It is situated in the town of the same name; or at least what passes for a town on Islay. It has a tasting room with views to die for and malt whiskies to make your passing entirely painless. It is one of the oldest distilleries, not […]