A night on the river in Makasutu Forest

As I lie in bed I can feel a gentle movement in the decking beneath me or is it my imagination. I listen to the creeks and groans of the wood... splashes of water... silence... another splash. Getting out of bed I draw back the muslin curtains and catch my breath. A...

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The exquisite Ravenna mosaics

While I had heard of the Ravenna mosaics, I had no idea just what an amazing experience visiting them would be. They are among the most beautiful things I have ever seen and it is no wonder that these unique early Christian monuments are all listed as UNESCO World...

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Roubaix and the art of reinvention

If ever a town has mastered the art of reinvention it has to Roubaix on the outskirts of Lille in northern France. Where else can you dine at a garage or foundry, admire magnificent sculptures and paintings in an art deco swimming pool and sleep in a bubble or an...

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Photo Essay from West Africa: ‘Home’

This week's #FriFotos theme on Twitter is 'Home'. Tomorrow people, all around the world, will be tweeting images reflecting this theme throughout the day. Search for the #FriFotos hashtag and you'll see them. It's certainly got me thinking of the great variety of...

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A time for Romance #FriFotos

With Valentine's Day just yesterday, this week's #FriFotos theme is unsurprisingly  'Romance.' Here's a collection of images of some of the most romantic places I've been to, however, looking through my photographs there is without doubt, one of my all time...

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London at Christmas

London at Christmas really is a wonderful place to be. The Christmas lights in town look stunning and shops such as Harrods and Selfridges are famous for their seasonal window displays. Everywhere is hectic but there's a feeling of celebration in the air. One of my...

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Uncovering the secrets of Bologna

When I first started researching 'Things to do in Bologna' I was very aware that I would only have a couple of days to explore this beautiful medieval city. One thing jumped out at me as something I simply had to see and photograph above all else. It was not any of...

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