European photography

I was lucky enough to spend some time on holiday in Europe recently. It was a whirlwind trip, stopping in each city for only a few days at a time. I saw a lot, learned a lot, and met some amazing people. I feel incredibly privileged to be able to make such a trip. The technology and opportunities we now have available to us make this so easy, we’re rapidly becoming part of a truly global society.

Ok, enough philosophising, why the post? I’ve never really been a photographer, but I’ve had some exposure (see what I did there?), it runs in the family. I’ve always liked the idea of giving it a go, one day. This trip was the perfect excuse opportunity to get a camera and try to work out how to use it.

Turns out I really enjoy taking photos. I find going for a walk to find interesting things to photograph calming, it pulls me into a different head-space. More focused, and present. You actively see the world around you—and the possibilities, what could be—as opposed to just floating around in it, reacting.

I’ve included some of my favourites here, I hope you enjoy them.

  • Spikey I
  • Grate. Just great.
  • Westminster Bridge
  • My Fair Lady
  • Spikey II
  • Barbican apartments I
  • London gets creative
  • Barrel
  • Southwark Cathedral
  • Paris street art I
  • Rue Tiquetonne
  • Tessellation of a nation II
  • Parisian alley
  • Innocent pixel art
  • The Watcher (Notre Dame)
  • Votive I (Notre Dame)
  • Cathedral Doors (Notre Dame)
  • Heavy Metal (Eiffel Tower)
  • Cascades (Notre Dame)
  • Votive II (Notre Dame)
  • Holy Heads (Notre Dame)
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Plateau palette (Kapadokya)
  • I can't believe it's not butter (Kapadokya)
  • Evil eye wishing tree (Kapadokya)
  • Dawn (Ballooning, Kapadokya, Turkey)
  • Top down (Ballooning, Kapadokya, Turkey)
  • Road signs are for advice only (Kapadokya, Turkey)
  • Lanterns (Grand Bazaar, Istanbul)
  • Parthenon (Athens)
  • Wasp (Delphi, Greece)
  • Poetry for the Oracle (Delphi, Greece)
  • Escher-esque (Meteora, Greece)
  • Monastic Meteora, Greece
  • La Maddalena (Venice)
  • High fidelity dirt (Venice)
  • De-composition (Venice)
  • Grand Cannal (Venice)
  • Carnivale masks (Venice)
  • Rio De La Torre (Venice)
  • Ponte Vecchio (Florence)
  • Your climb begins here (Duomo, Florence)
  • Duomo (Florence)
  • Colosseum (Rome)
  • Ancient arches (Colosseum, Rome)
  • Ancient flora (Forum, Rome)
  • Marbled (Vatican)
  • Dome (Vatican)
  • One arvo at the Arno (Florence)

More photos from the trip are on Flickr.

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