Tag Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Be Mindful and Smile

Its been a few weeks since my last blog entry as yet again Ive been out in the Maldives.

Consequently this weeks post is an easy one.

Taken by me on the 28th Feb 2017 on a Samsung S5.

The photo shows the two stones we picked out before a Spa treatment for the two of us.

In response to:


Varosha, solitude by violence

Photos taken by myself on a Samsung S5 in January of 2017

Varosha (Greek: Βαρώσια [locally [vaˈɾoʃa]]; Turkish: Maraş or Kapalı Maraş) is an abandoned southern quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta.

Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

Its inhabitants fled during the invasion, when it came under Turkish control, and it has remained abandoned and under the occupation of the Turkish Armed Forces ever since. As of 2016, the quarter continues to be uninhabited and is described as a ghost town.

Entry is forbidden to the public.

Childs swing now covered by the dunes
Childs swing now covered by the dunes
Varosha Beach deserted since 1972
Varosha Beach deserted since 1972
Shhhhh dont tell anybody
Shhhhh dont tell anybody

In response to:


Its a wartime Enigma (Literally)

My image this week is of an original 1938 Engima machine.

Im lucky that I managed to have some hands on with this wartime relic. Its still in good working order and with some care, would function as good as it did when it was made back in 1938.

Want to know more about this rare piece of engineering? See my earlier post.



In response to:



A Survivor

I took this photo of the Brandenburg Gate back in 2013.

Building commenced in 1788 and finished 1791.

Still looking good despite suffering severe damage during World War 2.

Now that resilience right there!

Brandenburg Gate 2013
Brandenburg Gate 2013

Part of my trip to Poland and Germany:


In response to: