Another shot from the National Botanic Garden of Wales. This time from the dry confines of the Great Glasshouse. No idea what these flowers are (botany is not a strong point for me!), but they were in the Western Australian section.
From a recent trip to Lincoln Cathedral. Thanks to the friendly tour guide, I now understand the difference between a minster and cathedral. The later has a bishop! Indeed the word cathedral derives from the Latin ecclesia cathedralis, which essentially means church with a bishop’s […]
One of my drive-by shots as we passed through the remarkable landscape of the La Geria wine valley in Lanzarote. Despite strong winds and extremely low rainfall, wine has been successfully cultivated in this region since the volcanic eruption in the 1730s. Individual vines are […]
Inside Jardín de Cactus, in Lanzarote, a beautifully landscaped cactus garden developed under the guidance of local artist César Manrique, like pretty much everything else on the island (see here for a little more detail). Our timing was good – the hazy late afternoon winter […]