Thursday, 26 April 2012

Day 481 - Fairytale Tower

Day 481 - Fairytale Tower by magirob
Day 481 - Fairytale Tower, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

24/4/12 - I LOVE this tower in La Rochelle, its such a nice looking tower over looking the bay, it used to be a lighthouse but now its a museum.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Day 480 - La Rochelle Panorama

Day 480 - La Rochelle Panorama by magirob
Day 480 - La Rochelle Panorama, a photo by magirob on Flickr.
23/4/12 - I have not done a panorama for a while so here is La Rochelle Harbour (or at least most of it).

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Day 479 - Standing Tall

Day 479 - Standing Tall by magirob
Day 479 - Standing Tall, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

22/4/12 - This lovely lighthouse sits at the back on La Rochelle harbour, its one of several in the area.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Day 478 - Waterfront

Day 478 - Waterfront by magirob
Day 478 - Waterfront, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

21/4/12 - I saw this bike on the waterfront in La Rochelle and thought it would make a good photo.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Day 477 - Little House

Day 477 - Little House by magirob
Day 477 - Little House, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

20/04/12 - I saw this little building in La Rochelle in France and loved it, I am pretty sure its the operating building for the lifting bridge just to the right of this photo,

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Day 476 - Ghosts On The Beach

Day 476 - Ghosts On The Beach by magirob
Day 476 - Ghosts On The Beach, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

19/4/12 - I took this while down on the beach doing some filming for another project, everyone was huddled around chatting so i thought i was snap away while waiting for them, it turns out they were all waiting for me to finish snapping.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Day 475 - Maritime Museum

Day 475 - Maritime Museum by magirob
Day 475 - Maritime Museum, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

18/4/12 - This is the Maritime Museum in La Rochelle, we didn't get time to venture on board (an I don't think it was open) but i really liked the idea that a Maritime museum is on a ship (well 3 ships actually).

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Day 474 - Chain

Day 474 - Chain by magirob
Day 474 - Chain, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

17/4/12 - I saw this chain while wandering along the side of the harbour in La Rochelle and snapped a quick pic of it.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Day 473 - Tower de la Chaîne

Day 473 - Tower de la Chaîne by magirob
Day 473 - Tower de la Chaîne, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

16/4/12 - Here are 2 of the towers in La Rochelle, the tower on the chain i so called because it had a chain which could be pulled across the harbour entrance, the tower with the pointy roof is called the Lanterne and used to be a lighthouse.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Day 472 - Rob In Another Dimension

15/4/12 - I have seen this kind of idea a few times recently and thought I would have a go at doing something similar.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Day 471 - La Rochelle Feu Antérieur

14/4/12 - This is one of the many lighthouses in the La Rochelle area, the Feu Antérieur sits right on the entrance to the harbour.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Day 470 - Porte de la Grosse Horloge

13/4/04 - It was just here we stopped to have the most amazing crepes, I successfully asked for them in the best French I could manage and a small crowd soon gathered to watch, have people never seen crepes being made before?

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Day 469 - The Big Clock Tower

Day 469 - The Big Clock Tower by magirob
Day 469 - The Big Clock Tower, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

12/4/12 - This is the main gateway to the old town of La Rochelle, the tower dates back to the 12th century and the clock was added in the late 13th century,

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Day 468 - La Rochelle

Day 468 - La Rochelle by magirob
Day 468 - La Rochelle, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

11/4/12 - This is La Rochelle, didn't know what to expect from this town before we arrived, but I can honestly say that its beautiful here, such a lovely place, the people are nice, the architecture is amazing and the food (crepes) was nice. I loved it here and could stay here a lot longer.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Day 467 - Nervión

Day 467 - Nervión by magirob
Day 467 - Nervión, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

10/4/12 - Here is the River Nervión, it runs thro the centre of Bilbao in Spain, it has a few interesting bridges spanning it including the Zubizuri foot bridge not far from the Guggenheim Museum.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Day 466 - Bilbao

Day 466 - Bilbao by magirob
Day 466 - Bilbao, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

9/4/12 - While in Bilbao we took a trip on the funicular railway up to the top of Mount Artxanda, the views are stunning and you can see most of Bilbao from the top.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Day 465 - Magnifico

Day 465 - Magnifico by magirob
Day 465 - Magnifico, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

8/4/12 - Here is the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain, its such an awesome building, it must be a nightmare to have to design something like this.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Day 464 - Tulips

Day 464 - Tulips by magirob
Day 464 - Tulips, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

7/4/12 - This is one of the few items of 'so called' art in the Guggenheim museum I liked, its a sculpture called tulips and is a giant version of a balloon model.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Day 463 - Guggenheim

Day 463 - Guggenheim by magirob
Day 463 - Guggenheim, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

6/4/12 - Here is the inside of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. The Building designed by Frank Gehry is really amazing, an architectural wonder of the modern age, I could explore the building for hours.
The contents of the building however is very questionable, I will upset some art lovers here, sadly the Guggenheim museum contains very little art, balancing a mirror against a wall is NOT art, painting a series of black squares is NOT art and a string of fairy lights is NOT art.

The Guggenheim gets 10/10 for architecture but fails miserably at hosting any art with a harsh but honest score of 1/10. Solomon R Guggenheim would spin in his grave if he saw the rubbish in his buildings.

The toilets are pretty so its worth paying the €11 to see them.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Day 462 - St. James' Cathedral

5/4/12 - I was lucky to visit Bilbao on a recent trip and spent a day walking around the city. this is St. James' Cathedral or Santiago Cathedral in the old town of Bilbao.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Day 461 - La Corunna Beach

Day 461 - La Corunna Beach by magirob
Day 461 - La Corunna Beach, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

4/4/12 - This is La Coruna beach, facing directly into the Atlantic ocean it gets plenty of big waves for surfing.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Day 460 - Caracola

Day 460 - Caracola by magirob
Day 460 - Caracola, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

3/4/12 - This amazing sculpture on the coast near La Coruna in Spain is called Caracola, this is a Spanish word for a Conch. I can just imagine some ancient civilisation using it as a warning horn.

Day 459 - Torre de Hercules

Day 459 - Torre de Hercules by magirob
Day 459 - Torre de Hercules, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

2/4/12 - Another shot of the Torre de Hercules in the town of La Coruna on the north west tip of Spain.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Day 458 - Town Hall

Day 458 - Town Hall by magirob
Day 458 - Town Hall, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

1/4/12 - Here is La Coruna town hall, I think it is quite an impressive building, it sits overlooking a lovely big square too. I really like La Coruna, its a nice place.

Day 457 - Morning Light

Day 457 - Morning Light by magirob
Day 457 - Morning Light, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

31/3/12 - While walking around La Coruna in the early morning I saw the sunlight peeking thro the windows of this building ahead and thought it looked like a nice scene.

Day 456 - Flowers of Hercules

Day 456 - Flowers of Hercules by magirob
Day 456 - Flowers of Hercules, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

30/3/12 - This is my second visit to La Coruna in Spain in the past year, I really like La Coruna, i always treats us well, this is the Torre de Hercules, the oldest working lighthouse in the world and the most westerly on mainland europe.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Day 455 - Brugges Buildings

Day 455 - Brugges Buildings by magirob
Day 455 - Brugges Buildings, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

29/3/12 - I love the building styles in Brugge, its what I imagine Amsterdam buildings to be like, I like the stepped frontage on many of the buildings we saw in the city.

Day 454 - Messing About On The River

28/3/12 - Brugge has many canals running through and around the city, little boats full of tourists sail up and down all the time and it seems very popular.

Day 453 - Belgium Daffodils

Day 453 - Belgium Daffodils by magirob
Day 453 - Belgium Daffodils, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

27/3/12 - While walking through Brugge we passed this field of daffodils, we were not sure what this place was but it had a church and a few other buildings so I imagine its some kind of monastery or something.

Day 452 - Yet Another Door

Day 452 - Yet Another Door by magirob
Day 452 - Yet Another Door, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

26/3/12 - Here is another door, this one in Brugge, I love doors, they can be so mysterious, what is hiding behind them? what is their big secret, all these questions.

Day 451 - Brugge Canals

Day 451 - Brugge Canals by magirob
Day 451 - Brugge Canals, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

25/3/12 - This was my first trip to the city of Brugge and it was a good one, Brugge is such a lovely place, we had a little adventure getting to the city from the cruise ship in Zebrugge but that adds to the fun of the day. Brugge is such a beautiful place, with plenty of Chocolate shops to keep everyone happy.

Day 450 - Blankenberge

Day 450 - Blankenberge by magirob
Day 450 - Blankenberge, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

24/3/12 - Here I am in the town of Blankenberge just a few miles along the coast from Zebbrugge on the Belgium coast. we stopped here a short while before catching a train into Brugge.