Travel Theme: Dark

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Dark. It’s not always easy to take a night shot without a tripod though at times, a handheld shot that shows blur or camera shake can still work. Here are a few shots from my travels, hand held and with tripod.

Stadhuis, Grand Place, Brussels

Stadhuis, Grand Place, Brussels

Vatican St Peter Square night

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City

Manchester's Christmas decos around Town Hall

Manchester, near the Christmas markets, on a rainy night. Taken through the car window

Champs Elysee at night

Champs Elysee, Paris. From the Arc du Triomphe looking towards Place de la Concorde

Waiting for the bus, London

Waiting for the bus. London. A hand-held shot that works

Travel Theme: Hills

Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack has a weekly travel photo theme. This week it’s Hills. While I don’t go hiking or hill walking, we do encounter hills on our drives, train rides, etc. ¬†and traversing through cities which almost always have hills. Some more than others. The steepest city I’ve ever been in was St. John’s, Newfoundland, the easternmost province in Canada. The streets soar up from the harbour, some so steep they actually have little staircases in parts of them. Here are a few photos featuring hills.

First, from one of my favourite parts of England, the Peak District National Park

Next up is a view from another of my favourite regions, the Lake District.
Lake District
Here in Canada, you can’t beat the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for dramatic scenery.
Cabot Trail MacKenzie Mountain
Then there are the rolling hills of the tiny province of Prince Edward Island.
Country Roads
And last, Sacre Coeur, high on the hill overlooking Paris
Sacre Coeur