Introduction to the Jura

Last August I visited a friend in France. We don’t get to see eachother often, usually only during a charity event we both attend. I decided it was time to change that! Since she’d already visited me once a few years before, I decided it was my turn to visit her. So there I went,…

No Man’s Land

Hirst is an alcoholic upper-class litterateur who lives in a grand house presumed to be in Hampstead, with Foster and Briggs, respectively his purported amanuensis and man servant (or apparent bodyguard), who may be lovers. Spooner, a “failed, down-at-heel poet” whom Hirst has “picked up in a Hampstead pub” and invited home for a drink,…

Captain Peacock

When we were at the Castelo de São Jorge, we soon encountered two male peacocks. Well, first we heard them and then we saw them. I absolutely can’t stand the sound that peacocks make. It’s like a cat being strangled, so awful! The two guys were dancing around each other. At the time, we didn’t…

Fun with flags

For some reason I always try to get at least a few photos of the flag of the country I’m in when I travel. It took me a while to get a few good shots of this one. I mean, the wind helped and didn’t help 😛 I especially like the contrasts of colours: the bold…