The Bristol Banksy Challenge: which ones are NOT Banksy?
23 July 2016
"There you go my lovely".
Literally what everyone says here when they serve a drink.
The Roman Baths... Some things haven't changed after 2000 years.
Staying at "The Thief", a pub in Bath. The stairs and halls are like a haunted house or a computer game.
22 July 2016
Trains. Arrived @ Bath.
21 July 2016
Ales and scrumpies.
One last view of Saint Ives before departure
Sunrise from the fishermen's wharf. Well, an hour after sunrise.
20 July 2016
Gone bush walkabout
19 July 2016
Cornish harbour wall and other vaguely interesting pics.
18 July 2016
Tide is in.
This dog is a Lurcher. I have not heard of this breed before but I am strangely drawn to it.
The picturesque Saint Ives Harbour
17 July 2016
The intricacies of the southwestern UK rail network. Where's Westbury?
16 July 2016
Peaceful scene of swans on the lake, in the park.
Well i saw the Victory just before this but was awestruck by the history of it all, and mid conversation with an interesting bloke from Oxford. So there's just these. Apparently 3/4 of the British navy lives here in Portsmouth.
Leaving Saint Malo by boat. Not this medieval item though, we just went past it.
15 July 2016
On the beach.
Boats on the bay.
14 July 2016
The French way to park - yellow car here is in middle of T intersection. Also a pic of "my kitchen".
13 July 2016
Walking the wall.
12 July 2016
11 July 2016
It's a very photogenic little island.
Saint-Malo. Grand Bé is the name of that island.
Magic pills. The Druids' legacy?
Bretagne - the food is crepes, the drink is cider. Lunch at Rennes.
Redon. A town.
10 July 2016
Nantes hectic last night with EU final .... Unfortunately lost to Portugal 1-0
Déjà Vu ...
Departing for Nantes today.
9 July 2016
Bordeaux cathedral. Noteworthy.
I did not get these wines though they are probably acceptable. Nor the rat poison. Carting some wine to next stops :)
Bordeaux is very busy but I would definitely come back here.
Bordeaux on Saturday morning.
8 July 2016
One for Izzy ;)
Coffee, lunch and piano at Nimes
7 July 2016
Party in the streets vs Serenity in the Musée du Petit Palais.
6 July 2016
Crazy characters in the streets in Avignon (Festival hype). And nougat shop.
The Abbey Montmajeur (big mountain). First pic is view from the tower.
Death by lunch. This is the "petit": a whole cooked Camembert cheese, with potatoes and some kind of sauce, salad, bread.
Arles photo exhibit is probably best described as "weird"
In Arles for the day. Hey there's a photographic exhibition ...
5 July 2016
So there's " Festival d'Avignon" here in few days. Place is crazy with army of actors putting up posters, apparently 1000 plays are on
4 July 2016
Lunch @ Le Jardin de Fogasses. Artists exposition / kitchen. "Scene Ouverte".
3 July 2016
France d Iceland in quarter finals. Pretty big deal for the French, car horns blaring for hours after. Looked like an easy win to me.
Went for a walk in the park. Nice park...
2 July 2016
Mentioned this to Rohan cause I know he like mixing beer with dubious liqueurs (not).
Half Beer, half Picon - orange bitter liqueur. Refreshing on hot day.
Dead popes, nice tiles.
France. Things are a bit upside down here. The graffiti is charming. The bars serve the best coffee. Cafes have amazing liqueurs. Gangs of unruly teenage girls congregate around town, threatening glamour.
Yep Avignon has a market too, very handy.
1 July 2016
The "centre" of Avignon. Opera Houses and merry-go-rounds
Crème brûlée from restaurant next door. Also pics of the new place. Not as tiny as last week!
Hey Zak. Found your pub:
Pub Z is just down the road. Looks dodgy. Website found:
= the good shots of Avignon
Moved to the city of Avignon for a week.
30 June 2016
"Le Nomade" looks out over the Ligurian Sea to Nice Airport. Turn around for Antibes.
Wildlife in Antibes that didn't object to me taking a photo. What are you thinking now Steve?
See these guys selling hats etc all over. Started raining, no kidding they were all decked out with umbrellas in 90 seconds. Rain stops 10 minutes later... Switch it all back. Nice guys though really, good luck to them.
29 June 2016
This one for Iz. How to make perfect lemon butter:
1. Butter a hot baguette (normal butter)
2. Pour a glass of freezing limoncello (liqueur 28%)
Difficult choice for morning tea...
28 June 2016
Scooters are predominantly used to decorate walls in laneways.
Tradies the world over ... take a bit of space. This was fun to watch in french.
So there's this thing called European soccer ... They were all going nuts around here last night. The local French and also the Italians ...
27 June 2016
Long walk around the southeast coast of Antibes.
26 June 2016
Slushy machine with 12 flavours. This one's for Zak ...
25 June 2016
Walking back home taking pics. It's Fête de la Saint-Jean but not much happening until after ...
Le Marche Provençal. Local markets. Sensational fruit, and every other food and spice.
The vendors know their stuff ... it's s easy to walk out with half the shop. I'm learning to ask for "le minimum".
24 June 2016
Antibes. Looks relaxing and maybe a bit touristy... All good.
Lunch stopover: Aix en Provence. I forgot how far the TGV station is from the city. Thus this awesome pic of rails.
23 June 2016
Musée des Beaux-Arts this afternoon. Exhibition on auto-portraits. I.e. "Selfies" by artists... Genius concept.
Up at 5.30 to get sunrise pics. Euro soccer was on last night... So there was me and a few drinks walking around.
22 June 2016
Made some new friends ... Though maybe not laughing with me... These guys were great though.
Communist poster and car-yard art installation.
21 June 2016
Fête de la music, in Lyon.
Lolly shop. Obligatory pics for Zak.
20 June 2016
Quick walk around Lyon.
Trains... From Canterbury to Lyon. Lunch in Paris.
18 June 2016
Dover castle and the white cliffs today. Rather cool, literally. The "front door" to England.
17 June 2016
St Mildred's and Canterbury Castle ...
Looks like Banksy... But maybe not
16 June 2016
A brilliant day walking around Canterbury with James - St Martins church, Augustine Abbey, story of Bertha and Aethelbert, and the cathedral.
Later distracted by a choir in a Greyfriars community (Indwellers=retirees?) and a chapel built by shipwrights.
15 June 2016
Staying with the Webbs through to Monday. They are very English :)