Figure 8 mural in LA

Portland – Elliott Smith’s music city

Portland in Oregon is a city that always makes me think of my favourite American singer songwriter, Elliott Smith, who spent his formative years there after moving from Texas as a teenager. It’s strange how the atmosphere of the city soaks into Smith’s music. The new documentary film, ‘Heaven Adores […]

c/o Rut Blees Luxemburg

Photo London 2015 – Visual Extravaganza

Photo London is a breathtaking, visual treat which will have photography lovers salivating over the imagery on display in this enormous show. Hat’s off to the masterminds behind this photography fair for bringing together over 70 galleries and dozens of photographers from across the globe. It’s a first for London […]

Kittiwake on Farnes

Bird bonanza on the Farne Islands

It’s bird bonanza time on the Farne Islands as migrating birds flock onto the islands for the summer season. This makes the Farnes one of my top summer holiday trips. For our feathered friends, this is more than a bird vacation. They are here for romance and – let’s be […]


Save the Señora – restoring a classic yacht

The romance of a classic yacht sailing on the high seas is something special which captivates everyone who loves travel and adventure. So imagine my delight when I bumped into a group of enthusiasts who are planning to restore a historic yacht to its former glory. The Señora is a 107-year-old motorsailer, a classic […]

Yellowstone geyser

Yellowstone and Wyoming – Big Sky Country

What’s your favourite holiday destination?  One of mine is Wyoming in the United States which boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. If you’re looking to book a vacation this summer, why not head to the ‘big sky state’ with its wonderful wildlife and wilderness landscapes? Here are five reasons to love […]


Umbria, Italy – Tammy’s Travel Shorts

When the temperature plummets and there’s snow on the ground, my thoughts turn to summer holidays. Umbria is one of my top tips for a holiday destination if you’re looking for a hot location in 2015. Less crowded than Tuscany, more relaxing than the busy Neapolitan Riviera and cheaper than a city […]

Taliesin West

Arizona – Top Travel Destinations

It’s the time of year when we’re looking forward to booking our spring and summer holidays. So what better time to launch a new feature designed to give you some vacation ideas. I’ve called it ‘Tammy’s Travel Shorts’. Excuse the pun but my focus will be on hot places where shorts and T-shirts are the perfect […]

Art Nouveau paining by Knopff

Kettle’s Yard – Art Lover’s House

Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge is a house I keep on going back to. It boasts a beautiful interior, crammed with stunning art works collected by its original owner, Jim Ede. If I had to list my top 10 dream homes, this would be one of them. It isn’t grandiose but there’s something […]

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Casual observations and photo gallery of people, places, innovative design, and refreshing creativity discovered on the road . . . somewhere in the universe

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We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

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