In 2012 for the George Town Festival, Lithuanian Artist, Ernest Zacharevic, was commissioned to do a series of paintings in the city centre. This built on the 3D steel sculptures fixed to buildings, commissioned in 2010. Street art is now a major attraction in Georgetown.
I am not a wildlife photographer but Sue and I were staying as guests with David and Nafisa James in Nairobi and they arranged some trips to game parks. Most notable were the East Tsavo National Park and the Man Eaters Camp at West Tsavo where we stayed on our car journey to Mombasa and Diani and back to Nairobi. Sue and I then flew out for a few days in the Masai Mara. In the Masai Mara, we were the only two guests in the camp. The safaris were wonderful. We will never forget the incredible numbers of animals, in mixed herds, all migrating towards the Mara River and the Serengeti.
Although the Barle River is a tributary of the Exe, upstream of their confluence above Exbridge you would be hard pressed to guess which is the most important watercourse. The Barle rises at the Chains on Exmoor, Somerset, north west of Simonsbath. The Exe rises at Exe Head, Somerset, 20m lower, downstream, and a mile or so closer to Simonsbath.
Travelling Europe on Interrail, I relieve the long journeys by snapping scenes of small provincial railway stations with my phone camera pressed against the carriage window. Sometimes there is life; sometimes the station is isolated and empty; in some countries the scenes are deserted and blank with snow.
Rocky Valley is a little, steep-sided gem, almost hidden from view. It begins near Trethevy, a small hamlet a couple of miles east of Tintagel and runs less than half a mile, north to the sea. In its short length it contains many picturesque rapids and waterfalls fed by a small stream passing through layers of stone and rocky outcrops, embellished with drifts of wild flowers.