Tag : historic

Pyramids in sepia

Some of the pyramids are believed to have been built over a period of about 20 years and would have required a workforce of as many as 200,000 people.

Big Island, Hawaii

White stones on black lava

many beaches around the Big Island of Hawaii consist largely of black lava rock,  not surprising given that the islands exist because of volcanic activity.

Horse Guards Palace, London

Horse Guards Palace, London

I had a good sky to work with and chose to place the building low in the frame to take advantage of it.

Jaguar E Type

Drool-worthy historic cars

Historic cars, gleaming chrome, polished paintwork and intricate details.

Alcatraz, San Francisco


Caged…. rigid lines,  cold forbidding shadows and the tantalizing light of the outside world.    Alcatraz.

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi

One of the most significant sites in India for the Sikh community. The site is a place of worship, pilgrimage, education, and also community support via a substantial kitchen serving meals to all in need.

Ceiling detail, Quwwatul Islam Masjid

Quwwatul-Islam (might of Islam) Masjid is part of a complex of mosques,  cloisters and courtyards built in what is now Delhi between the 12th and 14th centuries

Doorway to secrets

A doorway within Johannesburg’s notorious ‘cell block 4’ where prisoners were held in atrocious conditions during the apartheid era.

Lingyin Si, Hangzhou, China.

Lingyin Si,  loosely translated to Temple of the Soul’s Retreat or Temple of Inspired Seclusion is a popular attraction on the outskirts of Hangzhou.

The old church. Guatemala

Set in a simple graveyard, the once imposing church is now a ruin, the interior and roof destroyed many years ago by fire leaving just the stone ..