Vianden Castle, Luxembourg
Vianden Castle was constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries on the foundations of a Roman 'castellum' and a Carolingian refuge. It is one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the romanesque and gothic periods in Europe. Until the beginning of the 15th century it was the seat of the influential counts of Vianden who could boast their close connections to the Royal Family of France and the German imperial court. Over the years it fell into disrepair and since 1977 it has been reconstructed to it's former glory. This is a view through one of the beautiful windows to the villiage in the valley below - also the cover of my new book....'You can Travel' - hints and tips for those wishing to travel on a budget.
Millieu Bridge, France
A fantastic feat of engineering prowess and well worth a visit
Mont St Michel, France
View from the top across the sea - the tide was out when we visited in March 2009
Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand
Stunning sunset walking out of Franz Josef Glacier. We had arrived quite late but thought it worth going for a walk - so glad we did, the sunset on the way out was just superb - and the reflections in the pooling water was beautiful - we were there in March 2010
Lake Matheson New Zealand
Renowned for the stunning mirror images the walk around the Lake is beautiful. Unforuntately the day we were there cloud hung very low in the sky - none the less this was still a wonderful sight.
Lake Mahinapua, New Zealand
Beautifully serene, very quiet when we were there, I imagine throughout the summer months this would be a very busy place. Lake Mahinapua is located 10 km south of Hokitika on the West Coast.
This is one of my favourite images. It was taken on our trip down the west coast of USA - the Oregon Coast - at a lovely seaside town called Fort Bragg. The sunset was sensational. This is my daughter Luisa standing on one of the rocks. It was taken a while ago when Luisa returned from a working holiday to Whistler, Canada. The image is posted on Imagekind and this shows how it would look on canvas.