On our recent trip to Spain, Portugal and France we took an obscene number of photo’s which took forever to edit once we got home.
After natural selection got rid of about 700 of them, we were left with about 1400 images of varying degrees of quality and/or interest.
Here, in no particular order are a few of our favourites.
La Boqueria market, Barcelona. The best thing about La Ramblas, a wonderful, diverse marketplace.
Chateau Chenonceau, Loire Valley. The valley is full of Chateau’s and this is as stunning as they come.
Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial. A moving tribute to the brutality of war.
Paris. Still the best city we have visited, could spend months here and not get bored.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. Truly the best museum experience ever!
L’Abbey Fontevraud, Loire Valley. Atmospheric, moody, haunting…and the best meal of our trip.
Livrarian Lello & Irmao, Porto. How good is this bookshop? More tourist attraction than viable business…they should charge admission, just don’t tell them!
Juno Beach, Normandy. B&W suits the somber mood.
Mont St. Michel. Majestic, awesome, everything we hoped it would be.
Barcelona FC won the triple crown this year and these supporters were ready to bark them home!
Monet’s Garden, Giverny. Famous for it’s waterlilies, but the rest is pretty nice as well.
Retiro Real, Madrid. Loved this glasshouse, fantastic park.
The Somme. How can something so tranquil be the scene of such devastation?
Amboise. View from the Chateau looking back towards Da Vinci’s villa. Great place Amboise, perfect base for the region.
Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Probably not the first person to photograph this monument!?
Etretat, Normandy. The Cote d’Alabatre (Alabaster Coast) is spectacular.
San Sebastian. Mmmm…pintxos.