Samurai Warrior Statue

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Samurai Warrior Statue Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. See in a park, near the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo.

Idealised Youth (Kouros)

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Idealised Youth (Kouros) Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I photographed this 5th century BC Greek statue in the British Museum, London. The accompanying label reads: The kouros was popular in the 6th century BC as a type of sculpture representing the ideal of the male ...

Face of Lily

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Face of Lily Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Lily is a moss statue, a statue of earth covered in growing moss, at Waterfall Cottage, in Bayview. She was a fairly recent addition to Waterfall Cottage when I took this photo in April last ...

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. This Hawaiian introduced Australia to surfing in 1914. The statue can be found at Harbord Point, at the northern end of Freshwater Beach. There is a geocache, Dudes' Yonder, very close by... I actually took this ...

Kew Gardens

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Apologies about the delay in getting this up. There are more photos in this post than any other post I've made and they took some time to upload and organize. A whole week, in fact. I went to Kew Gardens last Sunday. *** In hindsight it wasn't a good idea to go ...

Tracky Dacks in Harrods

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

The Globe was closed for a dress rehearsal today so I didn't get my Shakespeare. I made up for the disappointment by going to the Tate Modern and seeing the stuff I hadn't see last time and taking one of the free tours, this one around the Surrealists. Love gallery ...

Pretty things

Monday, May 1st, 2006

The Victoria and Albert Museum was so fantastic and so colossal I didn't end up going to the other museums nearby. I didn't have time. Five hours I spent wandering the confusing halls and passages, nearly all of them undergoing reconstruction work, and I still didn't see it all. I ...

Photos from Japan #2 – Mt Fuji

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Early the next day after I arrived, the wedding party, comprising Martin, Mieko, Ann (Martin's Mum), Kevin (Martin's Dad), Eileen (Martin's Dad's partner,) Louise (Martin's sister) and her boyfriend Stewart, Martin's aunts Sue, Catherine and Jenny and I all went to Mt Fuji in a hire car and van driven ...

Waterfall Cottage

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Open day at Waterfall Cottage near Bayview today. I try to go every year because it's the most beautiful house and garden I've seen. A pale gold sandstone fairytale house set in a rainforest. Apologies for the poor quality of my photos. This is what you see as you walk through the ...

A Hot Day For Geocaching

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Paddocks End by The Reigate Squires S 33° 48.395 E 151° 12.368 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Terrain: 2 out of 5 The march of progress. This area has been known for years as the Willoughby Paddocks and was the subject of an ...

Alias Grace

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Just finished Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Whenever I read Margaret Atwood, I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with a heavily armed person. I keep trying to guess what her next move will be and that keeps me interested. Atwood's craft is so flawless it's like standing ...