Monday, 29 August 2011

Day 242 - Nordfjord

Day 242 - Nordfjord by magirob
Day 242 - Nordfjord, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

27/8/11 - Another shot from the prom of the MV Ventura during her journey up the Nordfjord into the North Sea.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Day 241 - A Passage Through the Realm of Asgard

26/8/11 - This is the Promenade on the MV Ventura, its one of my favourite parts of the ship, on this occasion there was no wind, no noise and for most of the time I was alone, gliding through this land of beauty really takes your breath away.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Day 240 - Paradise Found

Day 240 - Paradise Found by magirob
Day 240 - Paradise Found, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

25/8/11 - I think the fjords of Norway are the most beautiful places in the world, I know that for a fact because if they were any more perfect then Mother Nature would have claimed them for herself and not given them to us humans. I have never been to anywhere quite so wonderful.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Day 239 - A Bridge Too Far

Day 239 - A Bridge Too Far by magirob
Day 239 - A Bridge Too Far, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

24/8/11 - The river that runs through Olden started its journey 10 miles inland in the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, The river is full of Salmon and the water is used by one of Norway's major bottles water companies.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Day 238 - 1000 Years in the Palm of my Hand

23/8/11 - This chunk of ice from the glacier probably formed over 1000 years ago, over the last 1000 years it has traveled down thro the glacier, when this ice was formed Vikings still ruled the land.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Day 237 - Vanishing Wonders

Day 237 - Vanishing Wonders by magirob
Day 237 - Vanishing Wonders, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

22/8/11 - Here is the Bryksdal Glacier, a tiny part of mainland Europes largest glacier the Jostedalsbreen, I was here back in May with a friend and it is noticably smaller, partly because its now Summer but also because it is vanishing and in a short amount if time it will be totally gone.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Day 236 - Green Anchor

Day 236 - Green Anchor by magirob
Day 236 - Green Anchor, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

21/8/11 - I loved the colour of the ship Sandnes in Stavanger harbour, A really bright green, I just had to do something with it.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Day 235 - Sandnes

Day 235 - Sandnes by magirob
Day 235 - Sandnes, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

20/8/11 - This lovely vessel is called the Sandnes, named after a town near Stavanger she is based in Stavanger Harbour, behind her sits the MV Ventura and another visiting cruise ship.

Day 234 - Stavanger Revisited

Day 234 - Stavanger Revisited by magirob
Day 234 - Stavanger Revisited, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

19/8/11 - Last time I went to Stavanger it rained cats and dogs (and trolls) nearly all day, this time however the sun was shining, people were out and about and everyone was happy :D what a lovely town it is.

Day 233 - The Prom at Sundown

Day 233 - The Prom at Sundown by magirob
Day 233 - The Prom at Sundown, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

18/8/11 - I was back on the MV Ventura for this Cruise, It feels like she is my second home now :D

Day 232 - Fire in the Sky

Day 232 - Fire in the Sky by magirob
Day 232 - Fire in the Sky, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

17/8/11 - The first night of my 4th cruise this year and what a show the sky put on for us, heading east up the English channel towards the Dover Straights.

Day 231 - Santa Maria del Pi

Day 231 - Santa Maria del Pi by magirob
Day 231 - Santa Maria del Pi, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

16/8/11 - Here is the last one from my Mediterranean trip for a while, you can find this church just off the Ramblas in Barcelona.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Day 230 - Homeward Bound

Day 230 - Homeward Bound by magirob
Day 230 - Homeward Bound, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

15/8/11 - The Last days of any trip away are always sad, This was taken on the last few days of my last trip away and I am posting it on the last few days of my current trip away.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Day 229 - Falling Water

Day 229 - Falling Water by magirob
Day 229 - Falling Water, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

15/8/11 - No its not the Falling Water in the USA (which I love so much), this one is at the Lisbon Expo, they have lots of different water effects on display involving waterfalls, fountains, mist, lakes, ponds and loads of other things.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Day 228 - Lisbon Oceanarium

Day 228 - Lisbon Oceanarium by magirob
Day 228 - Lisbon Oceanarium, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

14/8/11 - Here is the Oceanarium in Lisbon Expo, We didnt go it but I like the way it sits in this artificial lake, seems appropriate for an oceanarium .

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Day 227 - Expo 98

Day 227 - Expo 98 by magirob
Day 227 - Expo 98, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

13/8/11 - In 1998 the Exposition visited Lisbon, Here are all the Flags of all the supporting countries.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Day 226 - Barbary Macaque

Day 226 - Barbary Macaque by magirob
Day 226 - Barbary Macaque, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

12/8/11 - This is one of the 250 apes who live on Gibraltar, they are all so lovely, I had one jump on me while I was photographing some of her family, I still have the monkey hand prints on my t-shirt :D

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Day 225 - Gibraltar

Day 225 - Gibraltar by magirob
Day 225 - Gibraltar, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

11/8/11 - I like Gibraltar, I like its eccentricities like the phone boxes and English road signs, Being in Gib is MORE like being in England than actually being in England, and its a little less riotous too :D

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Day 224 - Terrace Pool

Day 224 - Terrace Pool by magirob
Day 224 - Terrace Pool, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

10/8/11 - The MV Azura has several pools onboard, This is the one at the back of the ship, there are 2 others midships, on the open decks, 1 towards the front in the spa, a secret one on the front of the ship for the crew and a mini one outside the kids clubs.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Day 223 - St Roch Church

Day 223 - St Roch Church by magirob
Day 223 - St Roch Church, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

9/8/11 - While walking around Ajaccio i saw this door on a church, I cant resist doors, If I find a nice looking or interesting one I HAVE to photograph it, they have so many stories to tell and hide so many secrets.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Day 222 - Ajaccio

Day 222 - Ajaccio by magirob
Day 222 - Ajaccio, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

8/8/11 - Here is Nat sitting on a wall in Ajaccio in Corsica, quite nice a place and it was the birth place of Napoleon too.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Day 221 - MV Azura

Day 221 - MV Azura by magirob
Day 221 - MV Azura, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

7/8/11 - This is the P&O Ship the MV Azura parked (yes parked) at Ajaccio in Corsica. she is quite a nice ship but out of the three I have worked on she has to be my least favourite simply because she was built to make as much money as possible, she is still a nice ship tho.

Day 220 - Time Capsule

Day 220 - Time Capsule by magirob
Day 220 - Time Capsule, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

Day 219 - Decumano Massimo

Day 219 - Decumano Massimo by magirob
Day 219 - Decumano Massimo, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

5/8/11 - This is one of the main streets in Herculaneum, there are shops of all kinds along this road including a shop dealing in frozen food.

Day 218 - 79AD

Day 218 - 79AD by magirob
Day 218 - 79AD, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

4/8/11 - Herculaneum is full of awesome sights, things like mosaics, frescos, whole buildings with timbers still intacts, baths, tables, beds. It really is a snapshot of life in AD 79

Day 217 - Herculaneum

Day 217 - Herculaneum by magirob
Day 217 - Herculaneum, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

3/8/11 - On the afternoon of August 24th AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted covering Pompeii in a cloud of ash, later that night Herculaneum met her fate when mud and ash rushed down the mount at 100 miles an hour covering the town under 25 meters of volcanic debris sealing the town in and preserving it. This is one of the streets on Herculaneum and you can really get a sense of what it was like in Roman times.

Day 216 - Pathway to the Clouds

2/8/11 - It was totally cloudy on top of Mount Vesuvius but the sun occasionally shone through and the clouds were strikingly beautiful.

Day 215 - On The Edge Of Fire

Day 215 - On The Edge Of Fire by magirob
Day 215 - On The Edge Of Fire, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

1/8/11 - Here I am at the top of Vesuvius with Nat, This had to be one of the highlights of the trip away, you can almost sense the immense power building up deep in the volcano below your feet.

Day 214 - The Entrance To The Realm Of Hades

31/7/11 - This photo shows the nearly the whole crater of Vesuvius, it is huge and its near this point we could smell Sulphur, a sign that Vesuvius is still very active.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Day 213 - Dog Tired

Day 213 - Dog Tired by magirob
Day 213 - Dog Tired, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

30/7/11 - There are a few of these Dogs on Mount Vesuvius, Not sure if they are stray of if they belong to some of the Volcano rangers but they seem to have no fear.

Day 212 - Mount Vesuvius

Day 212 - Mount Vesuvius by magirob
Day 212 - Mount Vesuvius, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

29/7/11 - Our Ship stopped off in Naples and we decided that this was the perfect opportunity to go climb a Volcano, Mount Vesuvius stands at 1,281 m (4,203 ft) high, She is still very active with smoke and steam coming out of certain parts, also the smell of Sulphur. I asked a local if she was worried about living on the Volcano and she said she was sure it was nothing to worry about.

Day 211 - The Pantheon

Day 211 - The Pantheon by magirob
Day 211 - The Pantheon, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

28/7/11 - My First visit to the Pantheon, what an amazing building, it is huge and to think it is nearly 2000 years old, awesome.

Day 210 - Vatican Bowl

Day 210 - Vatican Bowl by magirob
Day 210 - Vatican Bowl, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

27/7/11 - This Bowl in the Vatican Museums is Immense, its big enough for a family bath :D I wonder what it was actually used for (if it ever was), you could christen one giant baby in that.

Day 209 - Back in the Habit

Day 209 - Back in the Habit by magirob
Day 209 - Back in the Habit, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

26/7/11 - I saw this scene as we were leaving the Vatican and it made me chuckle, They were all so excited about getting their photo taken.

Day 208 - The Vatican

Day 208 - The Vatican by magirob
Day 208 - The Vatican, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

25/7/11 - Last time I went to the Vatican I totally missed out on this amazing staircase (don't ask me how as its the only way to get out). apart from the Sistine Chapel this must get more onlookers than most other things in the Vatican.

Day 207 - St Peters Basilica

Day 207 - St Peters Basilica by magirob
Day 207 - St Peters Basilica, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

24/7/11 - This awesome domed roof dominates the horizon, this was taken from a window in the Vatican.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Day 206 - Reflecting Pool

Day 206 - Reflecting Pool by magirob
Day 206 - Reflecting Pool, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

23/7/11 - Last Pic from Toulon in southern France, I liked this pool, it reminded me of the long reflecting pool in Washington DC only a lot smaller, shallower and not quite as amazing :oP

Day 205 - Not too Long in Toulon

22/7/11 - We only spent a couple of hours in Toulon, I think most people did the same, I have no idea why the cruise ship stopped here, it reminded me of the Tricorn Centre while they were halfway thro knocking it down.

Day 204 - Patiently Waiting

Day 204 - Patiently Waiting by magirob
Day 204 - Patiently Waiting, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

21/7/11 - This Chap was sitting waiting for his mate to have his go in a card game. I think he may be waiting a while.

Day 203 - Toulon

Day 203 - Toulon by magirob
Day 203 - Toulon, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

20/7/11 - This was the View of Toulon from our Ship, Looks quite a nice place but it was a bit of a disappointing destination (sorry if your from Toulon).

Day 202 - La Sagrada Familia

Day 202 - La Sagrada Familia by magirob
Day 202 - La Sagrada Familia, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

19/7/11 - This is Gaudi's unfinished Masterpiece the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, when this is complete in around 2026 i think it will look odd WITHOUT the cranes.

Day 201 - Barcelona Cathedral

Day 201 - Barcelona Cathedral by magirob
Day 201 - Barcelona Cathedral, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

18/7/11 - Barcelona Catherdal has a hidden Cloister in which 13 white geese are kept (13 was the age of Saint Eulalia of Barcelona when she was Matyred).

Day 200 - Casa Batllo

Day 200 - Casa Batllo by magirob
Day 200 - Casa Batllo, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

17/7/11 - This building built in 1877 was remodelled by Antoni Gaudí in the early 1900s, locally it is known as the house of bones because on the bone shape window frames on the first few floors.

Day 199 - Barcelona Beads

Day 199 - Barcelona Beads by magirob
Day 199 - Barcelona Beads, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

16/7/11 - This sculpture was spotted in Barcelona down one of the side roads while walking back from The Sagrada Familia.