Supermoon

In November last year a lot of people were talking about a ‘supermoon’.  It was to be the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948. I was quite excited by the photographic potential of this moon as I was to be on the East coast of Australia. Then I realised I would actually be in mid-air flying between Queensland and New South Wales. We secured seats on the correct side of the aircraft and waited cameras in hand. No matter how many photos I took they all seemed a bit blurry. I did, however, take some shots I really liked.

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Cheesy Lines

Earlier this year I was in France visiting friends. I spent some time in the Alps skiing, but couldn’t resist a few days in the world’s city of gastronomy, Lyon.

Markets are always a drawcard for me when I travel. Les Halles didn’t disappoint. The cheeses were so beautiful and varied that it was hard to chose which ones to indulge in. Only the price was limiting!

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Les Halles de Paul Bocuse, Lyon.

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World Heritage

I have travelled to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Zanzibar Stone Town in Tanzania, Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, the Medina of Fez in Morocco, Robben Island in South Africa, The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Grand Canyon in the USA, the rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces in Switzerland (below), to name a few.

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I wondered what the listing actually meant, so of course I googled it.

‘Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.’

This got me wondering even more.

If these sites are to be passed on to future generations, why do we do so little when some are so threatened?

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Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

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