Friday, September 25, 2020

Freedom, the open road, an electric car and solitude in Salisbury Cathedral Close

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The electric cat is unleashed as lockdown restrictions are lifted. and Mike reflects on his life with his Jaguar I-Pace. The quiet lawns of Salisbury Cathedral Close beckon the beast...

Brooklands emerges from lockdown lighter and better for it

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After four months of lockdown, museums throughout Britain are again opening their doors. Mike paid a visit to his favourite haunt, Brooklands, Leica SL2 in hand.

Farewell, Boeing 747: Hop hop to the aeroplane graveyard

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On its way to aircraft graveyard, the last Qantas 747 did a kangaroo on the way to Los Angelese. John was there to record the sad day...

I shot a lion in Zimbabwe but she just faded away

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The wall-mounted trophy lion faded away in the direct sunlight. So John cast around for a suitable replacement. He found the three little human lionesses were a more suitable exhibit for a coastal home...

Away from the D-Day beaches, walks along the Alabaster Coast of Normandy

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The beautiful Normandy coast, stretching from the Seine to the Somme, is a perfect location for a walking holiday.

Plitvice National Park: Exploring the upper lakes in summer and autumn

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From late summer to early winter, the Plitvice lakes provide an ever-changing feast of colour and texture as Kevin found when he took his "vintage" Leica X1 and X Vario for an outing in the wild...

Oh! Kolkata: The beating heart of a metropolis on the road to modernisation

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Calcutta, the former capital of British India, is a bustling city that is trying to modernise after years of Communist rule. Farhiz paid a visit to some of the city's historica landmarks.

Perilous times on the road from Tibet to Kathmandu

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The best of roads, the worst of roads: It was a time for strong nerves. Wayne takes a hair-raising trip on the perilous "highway" from the China-Tibet border to Kathmandu in Depal.

Striding out of lockdown, Aussie rules

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As lockdown rules relax in Australia, what's the best bet for social distancing? A 28mm up-close risk taker or supping with a long lens at 400mm? Our correspondents wake up and smell the coffee...

Husky Sledding: An excursion in Tromsø

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David fulfilled a lifelong ambition when he went huskie sledding in northern Norway with his Sami guide...