Category Archives: Travel

Retro Poster Illustration

Some Posters I have been working on for the area where I live. I love the retro feel of these, which somehow increases their appeal and makes them more evocative than just a plain picture or photograph would be.

Retro Poster Illustration

Some Posters I have been working on for the area where I live. I love the retro feel of these, which somehow increases their appeal and makes them more evocative than just a plain picture or photograph would be.

What’s the Story?

I like these sketches, it feels like they are telling a story. Which story I’m not sure? Maybe one about buildings, that had people living in them and then they all left because a plague arrived, or better still, because

What’s the Story?

I like these sketches, it feels like they are telling a story. Which story I’m not sure? Maybe one about buildings, that had people living in them and then they all left because a plague arrived, or better still, because

Tayasui Sketches

These are my first attempts at sketching with an i-phone app. This one is called Tayasui Sketches, that’s the app not the sketches. The sketches are called Morcote and Excelsior, after the places where they were sketched…which is original! I

Tayasui Sketches

These are my first attempts at sketching with an i-phone app. This one is called Tayasui Sketches, that’s the app not the sketches. The sketches are called Morcote and Excelsior, after the places where they were sketched…which is original! I

Herb Lester Associates

It’s been a while since I added a new link but I thought this one definitely worth a mention. Herb Lester Associates publish guides for tourists and locals of the worlds great cities which are witty, curious and opinionated and

Herb Lester Associates

It’s been a while since I added a new link but I thought this one definitely worth a mention. Herb Lester Associates publish guides for tourists and locals of the worlds great cities which are witty, curious and opinionated and

Lesotho

A while ago I was lucky enough to travel extensively with my work. One of the countries I visited was Lesotho, a landlocked independent Kingdom in the heart of South Africa it sits high in the Maluti mountains. As the

Lesotho

A while ago I was lucky enough to travel extensively with my work. One of the countries I visited was Lesotho, a landlocked independent Kingdom in the heart of South Africa it sits high in the Maluti mountains. As the

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Umanbn in New York

I have just returned from a trip to one of the greatest cities on the planet, New York. Certainly one of the most inspiring, not just the people, but the whole energy of the place, the food, the shops, the

Umanbn in New York

I have just returned from a trip to one of the greatest cities on the planet, New York. Certainly one of the most inspiring, not just the people, but the whole energy of the place, the food, the shops, the

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Miniature works of Art

I’ve had what I thought was a collection of Soviet era stamps which I picked up a few years back when on a work/cultural trip to Estonia. Having dug a little more, it turns out they are not stamps but

Miniature works of Art

I’ve had what I thought was a collection of Soviet era stamps which I picked up a few years back when on a work/cultural trip to Estonia. Having dug a little more, it turns out they are not stamps but

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

The world is full of interesting people and things…

Here are some lovely new blogs for your perusal…..Well, not really new, but new to me! Everydayaperture…I would like this blog even if the photos in it weren’t already fascinating and just because of the opening line in about which

The world is full of interesting people and things…

Here are some lovely new blogs for your perusal…..Well, not really new, but new to me! Everydayaperture…I would like this blog even if the photos in it weren’t already fascinating and just because of the opening line in about which

Paris

My favourite pastime while traveling…and no better place to do it than the metro and cafes of Paris…I would have liked to have had the time to get a few street shots in….maybe next time….Looking at these has just made

Paris

My favourite pastime while traveling…and no better place to do it than the metro and cafes of Paris…I would have liked to have had the time to get a few street shots in….maybe next time….Looking at these has just made

The Power of Making

On my travels I have stockpiled a fair few objects, toys, dolls, books, stamps and textiles… as well as a heap of sketch books. Why I picked them and what I love about them is man’s and women’s innate use

The Power of Making

On my travels I have stockpiled a fair few objects, toys, dolls, books, stamps and textiles… as well as a heap of sketch books. Why I picked them and what I love about them is man’s and women’s innate use

On the plane

  I love the work of Photographer, Phillip Kalantzis Cope and anyone who has spent any amount of time on aeroplanes and in airports, will appreciate the world within a world, he has managed to capture so beautifully. So many

On the plane

  I love the work of Photographer, Phillip Kalantzis Cope and anyone who has spent any amount of time on aeroplanes and in airports, will appreciate the world within a world, he has managed to capture so beautifully. So many

gattobravo

Here’s a link to a really great site thanks to my friend at sparkman. A sketch blog (albeit, with a purpose).  Anephel at gattobravo, reviews and critiques good food and wine, as well as the occasional feature on design, architecture

gattobravo

Here’s a link to a really great site thanks to my friend at sparkman. A sketch blog (albeit, with a purpose).  Anephel at gattobravo, reviews and critiques good food and wine, as well as the occasional feature on design, architecture

Paris London Zurich

… its been a busy last couple of weeks and the pen has been busy but mainly with doodles…that’s the good thing about sitting on buses, trains and planes, there’s always plenty of other people sitting down too! I love

Paris London Zurich

… its been a busy last couple of weeks and the pen has been busy but mainly with doodles…that’s the good thing about sitting on buses, trains and planes, there’s always plenty of other people sitting down too! I love

Frank’s Cafe London

I was back in London for the first time since we left the UK three years ago and was devastated to find that my favourite Cafe had closed down. Frank’s had been serving up typical cafe fare and anglicized versions

Frank’s Cafe London

I was back in London for the first time since we left the UK three years ago and was devastated to find that my favourite Cafe had closed down. Frank’s had been serving up typical cafe fare and anglicized versions