Studio 188. An evening of light Jazz with the Jordan Brodie Trio

June 07, 2016  •  1 Comment
What a surprise, Maggie was reading a brochure that arrived in the mail, promoting Ipswich. What is new, and what is happening. She noticed the heading referring to An Evening of Jazz at Studio 188, a converted church in Ipswich. 4 tickets later, last Friday evening Maggie and I accompanied by Simon and Carmen, sat down for a most enjoyable evening...
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Cruising the Douro River Valley in Portugal

September 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
After visiting Spain including Barcelona and Madrid, we met up with Uniworld River Tours in Madrid, and after two days visiting Madrid, headed to Vega de Terrón by coach to embark on the Queen Isabela. Once aboard and settled, we had dinner and orientation, welcome etc and to bed. After breakfast the next day we took to a coach for the trip up a w...
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Barcelona - Day 2 PM the Basílica de la Sagrada Família

September 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This afternoon, we rode the city tour bus the 2 km to the Basílica de la Sagrada Família, an amazing yet surreal cathedral still under construction. The design of this building, was a brainchild of Antoni Gaudí, one of the most famous figures of Catalan culture and world architecture. Is the Basílica de la Sagrada Família, weird? Strange? Surrea...
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Favourite Image of The Week

September 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Patterned Ripples on the Douro river, Portugal My pick for the week. The shot was of a passing river boat, the ripples distorted the reflections of the structure of the tour boat. A quick shot, bracketing for lighting... I liked it! I have many favourite images, being subjective, photography will be pleasing to some, not so much to others. The...
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Barcelona - Day 2

September 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Day 2 in this lovely city, we head out via the tour bus, to the tram ride to the mountain terminus, where we will take the funicular tram to the peak of the mountain. At the peak there is a lovely old church and an amusement park, with amazing views of the city of Barcelona. With a population of 1.6 million, this city is possibly the most livable c...
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