North Berwick Street Scenes

North Berwick, Scotland

We had some lunch at a beach-side stand and walked back through the town to the train station to return to Edinburgh. Click on the pictures below to see them bigger (if you’re seeing this in email or social media you may need to click the post title first to get there).

Still More Brussels

Just found a few more pictures from our last morning in Brussels. In the middle picture on the left you can see the barriers around the massive building works on Stalingrad were celebrating the life and music of Toots Thielmans, the legendary Belgian harmonica player, most recently brought to the attention of American audiences, perhaps, by Jaco Pastorius (see below).

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Bicycle Nation

When we got off the train in Ghent we initially exited from the wrong side of the train station (top image). Then we reentered the train station and exited from the other side. What was I saying a few posts back about the Belgians favouring bicycles?

Quo Vadis?


This, like all the towns we visited in Belgium, is a cycling city. Broad streets provide fluid paths for pedestrians, cars, cyclists, and, increasingly, (electric) scooters. More to come on this subject,


Paris Photo was held this year at the Grand Palais Ephémère, a massive marquee erected on the Champ de Mars, at the other end of which stands the Eiffel Tower. We therefore stayed in a hotel nearby and found ourselves confronted at frequent points in our walks, by sights of the iconic structure which it is impossible not to photograph. So let’s try and get that out of the way at once! (Click any image to see them all full-sized.)

Street Texture

Some more street still-lifes from way back in May, 2009. Click any image to see them all enlarged (in a browser)