Thelwall is one of the smallest villages in England. It’s in Warrington, Cheshire near to where I grew up. Until this year I’d never visited the village. I went with my family for lunch at the Pickering Arms is across the road from the old Post Office. The traditional red telephone box is a rare sight in 2017 but I happy there are still some left in Britain. The red of the post box to the left and red front door work well together. Unfortunately, like many small post offices, this one has been closed as is now part of someone’s home.
The main reason to visit Hong Kong was Victoria Peak. I’ve wanted to see this view with my own eyes for over ten years. Looking down on one of the world’s most densely populated cities was as awesome. The Peak Tram took me up the mountain. This photograph was from the top of the Peak Tower. A leisure and shopping complex with 8 floors at the top to the peak. It was in the morning as I wanted to see what the location was like in the daytime. Planning to come back in a few weeks. But later in the day, around dusk for the ultimate cityscape at night photograph.
The Eiffel Tower is currently the world’s most visited paid monument in the world. Its also one of the most iconic landmarks. Having been to the top of the tower about ten years ago I was keen to photograph it at dusk. Arriving in the daylight gave me time to look around for the best view. I ended up sitting in this spot for about an hour. On the edge of the Place du Trocadero looking along the Jardins du Trocadero in the foreground. There were hundreds of tourists coming and going. People playing and having their photos taking in the fountains in the foreground. I’m happy how this photograph turned out and enjoyed the illuminations. Due to a copyright of the illuminations this photograph isn’t available for licensing or commercial use.
It’s been over ten years since I was last in Paris. So I was very keen to go back to recapture some of the iconic tourist attractions at night. On our first night in Paris I wasn’t planning any photography but it was a lovely warm evening with a clear sky. Notre-Dame de Paris (French for Our Lady of Paris) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. There were hundreds of tourists in this square in front of the western facade. A couple of nights later I came back to get some better photographs later in the evening with a darker sky. This first attempt with the dark blue twilight sky is my favourite. That is the moon to the right of the cathedral.