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Travel Photography Blog

Gallery of Photos from Portugal

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit two of Portugal’s cities, Lisbon and Porto (with a side trip to the village of Sintra). I’ve now published a gallery of my photos from the trip and you can see them here.

Both cities are worth a visit with sites and culture abounding in each. I could have spent a day inside Lisbon’s wonderful monastery, or another just exploring the hilly streets below the castle. In Porto, when the sun shone, there might have been nothing better than to sit by the river and gaze up at that captivating bridge.

I would have hoped for better weather for my day trip to Sintra, but you can’t win them all. I had to content myself with indoor shots of that strange village’s eclectic sites. The fog when I got to the Palace of Pena made for rubbish photography: “Here’s a shot of a castle. No really, I promise, there’a castle in there somewhere!” I’ve spared you the flat white shots.

Instead, enjoy some of the sights Portugal’s cities have to offer.

Gallery of Copenhagen Photos

I know a lot of people have been pretending 2016 didn’t happen and that includes me. I just skipped that year. Forget about it. That means no blog posts were necessary.

But it’s a new year, so I’ll try to be at least somewhat more active here and to get that started, I’d like to present you with a batch of photos from Copenhagen. These images have languished unseen for too long on my hard drive, so have a look and enjoy. Click the photo below to see more.

Photos of Copenhagen, Denmark

Mount Machhapuchchhre from Tadapani

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There’s little better than being able to wake up, walk outside and see a view like this. That’s just what you can do if you’re staying in Tadapani, Nepal whilst hiking the Ghorepani Loop.

Here, fellow lodgers at the local guesthouses have woken early to watch the first rays of the sunrise hit Mount Machhapuchchhre also know as Fish Tail for its distinctive double-summit shape.

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The View to Lhotse

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There comes a point on the Everest trail when you find yourself incapable of properly watching your step because of the views. The mountains that were already towering above you somehow find a way to become ever more dramatic and iconic. Their permanently snowy peaks inspire awe and before too long, you have to stop not just because the altitude has made you breathless, but the view demands that you pause to appreciate it.

Here is one such view as Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in the world, rises behind a stupa built as a memorial to Tenzing Norgay above Namche Bazaar.

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On the way to Everest, Above the Clouds

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It’s been almost a year since I visited Nepal. That’s far too long for me to have a cache of unshared photos from that wonderful country, so I’ll try to rectify that over the next little while.

The highlight of the trip was standing with the Himalayas towering overhead. For this photo, I woke before dawn and hiked up from Namche Bazaar to a lookout point where I could watch the clouds roll up from the valley below. About a minute after taking this photo, I was enveloped in grey and couldn’t see a thing.

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Watching the clouds roll over the Himalayas.