We came across this old telephone box that had been converted to a library, in a little village in Berkshire. The old telephone had been removed and the villagers had added shelves and books they had read. You may take a book to read, as long as you return it when you are done.
There are books in there in suit all ages and tastes, what a brilliant idea!
Posted for Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge
Shall we sit here?
Birds of Paradise
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Beautiful sunset in Tenerife … posted for Skywatch Friday view more here
We had a lovely family holiday in the beautiful Dordogne area of France last week.The weather was glorious and the scenery breathtaking. A few photos to share with you…
Market day in Sarlat…Sunflowers turning to the sun…View of the river…
Red balloon over the Dordogne
If you look closely, can just see Gaudi’s amazing Sagrada Familia through the trees…
Ronda is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. Modern bullfighting was born here and a tour of the bullring, built in 1784, is a must. Forget the sprawling new town of concrete and glass that has grown up around the old town, and head instead for the beautiful old town and the three bridges that span the famous El Tajo canyon.
Both Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway were fans too. Although set in a fictional village, the execution of Nationalist sympathisers in Hemingway’s ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ was allegedly based on killings that took place in Ronda. Orson Welles loved the place so much that his ashes are buried in a well, on land owned by his friend the retired bullfighter, Antonio Ordonez.
For more information Ronda
Background to ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and Hemingway
‘A man is not from where he is born, but where he chooses to die.’ Orson Welles
This little dog looked so cute, and safe..
A sunny day through the turrets of The Excalibur Hotel
and finally an ‘indoor sky’ at the Venetian Hotel…
Walking alongside gondolas on the Grand Canal, whilst knowing we were actually inside a hotel was weird, but that’s Vegas baby!
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The Atlantis HotelIn the aquarium at The Atlantis Hotel..
A view from the monorail leaving The Palm
A Dubai sunset…
The stunning Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in reception
This sculpture took nearly two years to make, you can find out more here:
Photos from a recent trip to Puerto Banus. We stayed in an apartment a couple of miles from the port. This was our view…
The road winds up from the apartment block to a development set out in Spanish Pueblo style, the flowers and gardens are just lovely… We took the local catamaran ferry to Marbella and had lunch in Orange Square, surrounded by orange trees and local hustle and bustle.
We passed the statue to Jose Banus who was responsible for developing the port which opened in 1970 …
and enjoyed a leisurely walk looking at shops and a few boats…