More than anything else, Iceland is a land of waterfalls. Over a thousand kilometers of driving on Route 1, I saw countless falls, often into little farms. Although you can’t walk up to the ones on private property, you can still gawk at a distance.
Once you leave Reykjavik, everything seems remote in Iceland. I took this on a hillside a little over 10km from Vik: a large local town of a couple hundred inhabitants. We were staying at Hotel Dyrholaey, which is set up and away from Route 1 (the main highway that circles the island). We had thought that … Read More
The Althing is one of the oldest and longest-running parliaments in the world. It was first convened in AD 930 on the Thingvellir.
Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall on the south part of Iceland, just a few hours down Route 1 from Reykjavik. You probably can’t go for more than twenty minutes on Route 1 without seeing a waterfall, but Seljalandsfoss is particularly spectacular with its large pool, and being able to walk behind it — a huge difference from … Read More
Parramatta is full of jacarandas, and I couldn’t resist spending a few hours out amongst them.
The Philosopher’s walk is in eastern Kyoto. During the spring, you can walk from Nanzen-ji to Gingkaku-ji amongst the cherry blossoms. In winter, there is some green, but the greyness lends you to contemplation of the beauty that is to come.
Gar∂ur lighthouse, standing as man’s defiance against eerie mysteries of the Aurora. I’d been told that the Aurora often are hard to see with the naked eye, and that you may not recognise them at first. Driving out to the lighthouse, we saw what appeared to be slightly bright clouds in the sky. Not wanting … Read More
Not far from the black sand beach of Reynisfjara is a small local church.
Japan definitely has a reputation for strangeness, but I’d hazard a guess that lot of those particular culture clashes can be found in either Akihabara or Harajuku. This one is in the latter: one of the boutiques on Takeshita Street.
This photo of a man pulling a cart to a night market in Bangkok is one of my oldest travel photos. Even though I grew up in South East Asia, where a sight like this is common, I find the juxtaposition of the traditional and modern like this always striking.