Cityscapes

Paris in Black and White

On a wet and rainy day in December, I left for Paris for a few days to fill the little lull between Christmas and the New Year. It was cold, but thankfully I left the rain behind me in the UK. I traveled around Paris by foot and metro to capture these images of the city in black and white. My main aim was to photograph as much of Paris as possible during the four days I was there. If one has the time and energy, Paris is very easy to navigate on foot. Read More ›

Vienna in the Winter

Vienna is a grand, majestic city, with a slight feeling of emptiness. To me it speaks of a city once at the very height of Western civilization; now still stunningly beautiful but holding an atmosphere of grander days gone by. To convey this feeling I decided to portray Vienna in black and white. Vienna was a Medieval and Baroque city developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements, and was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The old town is rich in stunning architecture, including many Baroque castles and gardens, and has an amazing Ringstrasse from the late 19th century, lined with grand buildings, parks and monuments. Read More ›

A Warm Weekend in Miami Beach

By the time March rolls around in New York City, I’m always craving warm weather. The calendar says that spring is around the corner, but the chilly temps always prove otherwise. Last March, when my husband and I had enough of the extended winter in New York, we decided to book a quick, three-day trip to Miami. Read More ›

Walking the Streets of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has always been on my list of places to visit. When a band I’d wanted to see was playing live in the city, a friend and I decided it was finally time to make the trip! The city was just as beautiful as I had imagined and full of pretty bridges crossing the many canals, bicycles everywhere (be careful when walking!), gorgeous old terraced houses growing charmingly wonky with age, wooden shutters, and, of course, never-ending tulips. Read More ›

Exploring the Islands of Venice

We began our trip to Venice in the tiny little village of Malamocco on the island of Lido di Venezia. It’s an unusual destination when traveling to the area, but it’s well worth a visit. The town has ancient origins and, before the foundation of Venice, was chosen as capital of the Venetian State. Venezia Lido is the perfect place to stay when visiting Venice as it’s a wonderful and calm retreat, far from the crowds and the noise of the city. During our stay we made our home at Ca’ del Moro, a pretty little hotel with an ancient hall and a lovely secret garden. Read More ›