Grape of centuries

Lavaux, Switzerland, September 2015.

This village decoration is a nod to the centuries of wine-making tradition in the Lavaux region. We can recommend a few cellars there...

Barely Over the Trees

Hunter Valley, Australia, January 2015.

We saw several hot air balloons take flight early that morning over the valley. This one rose over the trees like the sun would have, only not as bright.

Watching the Waves

Gold Coast, Australia, January 2015.

Just below a lighthouse was this ideal spot, not for surfing, but for watching turquoise waters rise and crash on the rocks.

Citadel of Salt

Salzburg, Austria, March 2016.

So much salt was transported through the city that the Bishop lords used it to build their white walls.

Violet Sunbath

Canterbury, England, May 2009.

Sunbathing in the spring sun, these irises deploy their best colours.

Faces of War

Singapore, November 2013.

They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies and machines so that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear. — The Emperor of Mankind

Yeah yeah, despite these encouraging words and the orange armour I still badly lost the game...

Electric Mule

Mount Pilatus, Switzerland, July 2015.

Built when materials had to be carried up the mountain by mules and men, this cogwheel railway has since taken the task of carrying countless tourists to the top for more than a century.

Broken Portal

Loch Lomond, Scotland, May 2016.

Portals to other worlds are a fairly rare sight, so when we encountered one we had to check it out. Strangely, stepping through it brought us to the very same place, maybe this one wasn't working...

Horns in the Grass

Loch Lomond, Scotland, May 2016.

Eating in the same grass patch is like sharing a spaghetti plate, both parties may end up pulling at the same strand.

Drilling Art and Science

Singapore, October 2016.

From this angle, the Helix Bridge looks like a giant drill pointed the ArtScience museum... or maybe someone is seriously trying to break into the MBS casino vault.