Dassault 312 twin-engine trainer plane at Barcelonnette aerodrome (1135 m.)
Aire de Ganagobie
Ride to the Alps August 2020 day 1. Marseille to La Grave: La Meije over the Cols de Vars, Izoard and Lautaret.
Lac de Serre-Ponçon (736 m.)
Col de Vars (2108 m.)
My cactus garden on the balcony in Marseille
Seaford Beach is stony but faces south-west, the heat haze shows how the curve catches the sun
My summertime walk along this stony beach line, a 10 km (7½ miles) section of the Vanguard Way in Sussex
Seaford council beach huts have their own colour palette
Subversive sculptures in Leicester Square in London’s West End; subversive because of the locations, these bronzes are anywhere but on plinths
Changes - a photographic essay and reflections from Dartmoor and South Devon
Court Street, Moretonhampstead
St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead
A particularly pretty Dartmoor summer evening in Moretonhampstead in Devon
Live opera restarts with Mozart’s chilling D minor chord from the Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, as their socially distanced production of Don Giovanni breaks the silence from the opera houses since March.
Symbolism pervades even more than usual in a Mozart opera. Don Giovanni, the promiscuous but lovable rake would be a super-spreader in Covid-19 parlance, there’s the masked ball of Act 1 and the banquet in Act 2, which arrives in take-away boxes.
Enjoying roast pheasant with this Grand vin de Bordeaux (Saint Julien AOC, Médoc). Here are my tasting notes.