I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a country boy that enjoys nature, or that I love being in my skin and nothing more. When having a good park session with mates & thick, lush grass; I can’t think of anything better than walking barefoot everywhere. Maybe I just have thick skin when it comes to stepping on thorns.
This weeks #FriFotos has a diamond jubilee theme to it: Fit For A Queen. The Mall is a road that is most definitely fit for Queen Elizabeth II, with the grand tree lined street paved red to look like a giant red carpet, decorated with Union Jack flags leading all the way up to the gates of Buckingham Palace.
Following the Tour de France can be done in many ways. The way most people are familiar with is seeing the thousands of campervans parked along the roadside cheering on the peleton. In some places there is simply not enough room to park, so you have to follow the crowd to where the action will be.
Sevilla is a beautiful city. The capital of Andalucía region in Southern Spain has many popular landmarks & parks to visit, but on the day we used the city’s public bike scheme, discovering the colourful alleyways put a big smile on my face. You don’t have to see anything when in Sevilla, it’s beautiful on its own.
For the first sunny Sunday in London for the past few months, what better way to spend it than in the park with good mates, a few drinks & a BBQ. The idea of reinstating last year’s tradition of a “Sunday Cider Sesh”, myself & some close friends make our way to Kensington Gardens in London & fire up the baby BBQ.
The London Eye is a striking structure that other cities have replicated bigger & better. The London Eye, however, is the first ferris wheel most people will think of. It’s the original & best. Living in London and seeing it often, I forget how beautiful it is hanging quietly over the Thames in front of Big Ben.
The Spanish Steps in Roma, Italy, are a very popular spot to get some sunshine. Thousands of tourists visit these 138 steps every day. If you are lucky, you might find a spot to sit & relax for a while. Our friendly concierge gave us the tip to visit at dawn. With the sun rising the colours would be amazing.
For any Australian, New Zealander or South African… Or anyone who wants to get drunk on a Sunday afternoon, then this place of holy worship is for them. I speak of the London institution that is The Church. For the last 30 years, 1.5 million patrons have celebrated “Beer’o'clock” every Sunday with mates.
Less than an hour away from London by train is Brighton. A popular weekend destination due to its many bars & nightclubs along the waterfront. Brighton Beach is a shingle beach, which is the nice way for saying it has no sand. The rocks wiggle under your feet until you reach the freezing Atlantic Ocean.
The whole point of our trip to Norway in March, 2011 was to see the Northern Lights. After driving for eleven & a half hours to get to the Arctic Circle, this is what we saw. We spent eight minutes freezing our butts off looking at a street light & a lot of snow. The sky was spectacularly clear, but no lights.