Exploring Corsica by car or even by bicycle!

Exploring Corsica by car or even by bicycle!

At the end of June the Tour de France is coming to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica for the first time. The dramatic mountain scenery, with many a hairpin bend and breathtaking views down to the sea, will make the most magnificent setting for what will be...
A Merula and a wonderful week in Corsica

A Merula and a wonderful week in Corsica

Last September I spent a superb week on the island of Corsica in the seaside town of Calvi. I’d arranged the trip to coincide with the annual festival Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi. You can read all about the amazing time I had in my post...
Images of Montmartre

Images of Montmartre

One of my favourite areas of Paris is Montmartre with its colourful artists and buskers, beautiful architecture, cobbled streets and stunning views across the city; I would like to share with you some of my photos from a recent visit. I’d picked a hotel that was...
The Perfect Croissant

The Perfect Croissant

Each morning the croissant delights the taste buds of locals and visitors alike throughout the length and breadth of France and although its origins may well be in Austria it is without doubt quintessentially French. Lovingly prepared by hand, with the dough made at...
The 2CV, Paris’ equivalent of the Venetian gondola?

The 2CV, Paris’ equivalent of the Venetian gondola?

While exploring Paris last weekend, just as we caught our first site of the Sacre Coeur, a group of 2CVs drove past. It was a great opportunity to photograph this iconic symbol of France in front of one of Paris’ most famous landmarks. My first...
Photographing nightscapes, light trails and blurring movement

Photographing nightscapes, light trails and blurring movement

This image was taken in Corsica and the lovely village of Agajola. I’ve visited several times and stayed there for a few days while on assignment for Corsican Places photographing the area. It certainly was a great base from which to explore la Balagne. This...
Ostriconi Beach, La Balagne, Corsica

Ostriconi Beach, La Balagne, Corsica

Ostriconi beach, in the north-west of Corsica, is sublime. The view looking down over the beach from the road above is simply stunning. At the viewpoint from where I took this photograph last June, if you turn a little to your right you will see a river gently winding...
Calvi marina by night – capturing great photos after sunset

Calvi marina by night – capturing great photos after sunset

Calvi is a wonderful town in La Balagne region of Corsica and the evening is a great time to photograph the marina with the 500 year old citadel in the background. The right light There’s about a ten minute window when the light is just right to get this type of...
Find a little taste of paradise in Calvi

Find a little taste of paradise in Calvi

Calvi is a wonderful town on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica with an impressive citadel looking down over a luxury yacht filled marina. I’ve visited Calvi many  times, both on holiday and whilst on photography assignments for...
Images of la Balagne, Sounds of A Filetta

Images of la Balagne, Sounds of A Filetta

In my last post I shared with you my experience of the wonderful festival held every September in Calvi Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi  hosted by the polyphonic singing group A Fileta. For those of you not familiar with this form of singing...
Ancient squares and cobbled alleyways overflowing with song!

Ancient squares and cobbled alleyways overflowing with song!

Every year Calvi’s citadel, which was built over 500 years ago, is the stunning setting for Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi. Although I’ve visited Corsica a number of times, this was the first time I’ve been lucky enough to be there for...

Calvi Jazz Festival… not just jazz

Held every June (21st to 26th June in 2011) the Calvi Jazz Festival is a wonderful time to visit Northern Corsica. I came across the festival by accident during my first visit to Corsica many years ago. I fell in love with Corsica and the Jazz Festival. Here’s...

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