Thursday, 3 November 2016

Shoes on The Danube


I recently went on a long weekend to Budapest with family - the city is amazing - beautiful bridges, architecture and views from the citadel. It also has a war memorial called Shoes on The Danube which is a very thought-provoking thing to visit.  Sculptors have created a moving memorial to Holocaust atrocities in front of the stunning Parliament building on the banks of the river. From 1944-45 Hungarian Jews were rounded up and forced to stand, naked, facing the river where they were shot at close range by firing squad. They fell in the river to be washed away. What you see are 60 pairs of shoes made of cast iron. The different sizes and styles illustrate that nobody was spared - there are shoes of women, children, businessmen, sportsmen and  so on. Take a moment today to think about how lucky we are and appreciate the things that you might take for granted. 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Wild West Coast

Went on our 'summer' holidays in October and thoroughly enjoyed the wet and wind if the west coast to blow the cobwebs away. I love autumn - the colours are amazing and nature is beautiful.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Flowers in the sunshine for a cloudy dull flowerless winter day. Can't wait for the signs of Spring and the flowers to brighten up the gardens! 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Practicing close ups on the beach at Port Rush, Northern Ireland just as the sun was about to set. The top picture is one of my favourites that I've taken to date.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

View from Calton Hill, Edinburgh. August 2014. Really pleased with the light that night. Taken as a commission for my brother for a friend who was leaving the city. Anyone interested in one - let me know!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Getting back in to the swing of it

After a busy time over the last wee while, moving house, making career changes I picked up my good friend and went for a long walk around Torduff Reservoir, despite the photography being a bit rusty, I really enjoyed being in the fresh air and peace and quiet. So here is the first of hopefully many more posts this spring and summer! 

Sunday, 29 September 2013


Spent a wonderful few days in Paris earlier this month where we went to the Cathedral of Notre Dame and up the Eiffel Tower. The bottom picture of the tower is through my fish eye lens which is great for capturing tall structures. The inside of Notre Dame is beautiful and so peaceful - hopefully an atmosphere which is reflected in the other two pictures.