Taking the train between Yerevan and Gyumri was going to be the highlight of my time in Armenia – especially the journey through Ararat province. But on the day I went, Mount Ararat was hidden by clouds. Instead, the best part of my trip was the beautiful sight of white storks gliding above the farms and fields next to the train, and making their nests on top of the station buildings at Masis and Etchmiatsin. In Armavir province, hoopoes fly next to the train tracks.
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High up in the Slovenian Alps, Mežica Cricket Club is surely the most beautiful ground in Europe. It is certainly the most beautiful that I have ever played on. The team was founded in the 1970s by Borut Cegovnik, a boy from Mežica who fell in love with cricket while studying in Kent, England.
My new – and also old – home.
***** ***** Slideshow photographs: Ardalanish beach; the island of Inch Kenneth; Foxgloves and the Paps of Jura; Answers on a postcard – Ardalanish; The Paps of Jura; Mull beach; Boat, Jura; Loch na Keal; Highland […]
Some of the Isle of Mull’s beautiful animals and birds – albeit not in great focus: my Canon G9 is a lovely camera but it isn’t cut out for wildlife photography. ***** ***** Slideshow photographs: […]