Our Favourite Wine Bar I guess we all have a favourite pub, bar, wine bar, watering hole? My favourite pub is in the village of Broughton in Cumbria, The Manor Arms. My favourite wine bar however is in Beaune in Burgundy, France. Situated right in the middle of Place Carnot their wine list is extensive, … Continue reading Picture behind the story #28 Do YOU have a favourite watering hole?
The woman in this picture is a Dalit, and many of you reading this post will have no idea what that means, and have no experience of witnessing the treatment of people “labelled” as Dalits. Change the word Dalit to “untouchable” and you might, just might begin to understand, but only slightly. Imagine living in … Continue reading Picture behind the story #27 An “untouchable” woman!
Were the Gauls really barbarians, defined as “primitive and uncivilised”? Certainly the Roman propaganda machine would say so as do many textbooks in education today. But The Treasure of Vix would say otherwise! “25 centuries ago, a lavishly dressed princess is buried at the bottom of Mount Lassois. Discovered in 1953, the most prestigious princely … Continue reading Picture behind the story #26 Were the Gauls really barbarians?
This is the latest time of the year we have visited Chablis, just a couple of days to visit a few winemakers before moving on to Beaune further south for a week. From a landscape photography viewpoint the timing was perfect, the leaves of the Chardonnay vines all ready to fall and creating a golden … Continue reading Picture behind the story #25 The white horse of Chablis!
There are some things that cameras just seem to be drawn to. With some it's food, with others it's landscapes, or doors, balconies, washing lines ..... A couple of years ago we spent Christmas in Brussels, the usual stuff ... Christmas markets with mulled wine, light show at night, a square turned into an ice … Continue reading Picture behind the story #22 A tale of Two Toilets!