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Ponte Romana – Tavira, Portugal

Ponte Romana – Tavira, Portugal

I visited the picturesque town of Tavira on the Algarve last January along with 4 photographer friends and my sister who is very talented wedding and portrait photographer. Tavira a pleasant town full of narrow winding streets and some fine examples of Portuguese architecture. Our first night was spent in a convivial local tavern were we sampled a range of local Portuguese drinks purely in t ...
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Featured Photos: The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Featured Photos: The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Photography and Dodging Drunks at the Eiffel Tower. Today, we know the Eiffel Tower as the much beloved symbol of Paris. It wasn't always like this though. In fact, many Parisians were not too fond of their new landmark back in 1889 and many of them wanted it taken down. Even before its construction, a group of eminent French authors and artists published a public later in which they proclai ...
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Featured Photos: O’Connell Street – Dublin

Featured Photos: O’Connell Street – Dublin

O'Connell Street in its current form started life in the late 1700s as a residential development for some of the more posh and wealthy citizens of Dublin. Back then it was known as Sackville Street and only extended from Parnell Square to Henry Street. Today it runs right to the River Liffey and is home to illustrious tenants such as Dr Quirkys, Supermacs and Ann Summers. Despite being home ...
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Featured Photos: Piazza San Marco at Night – Venice

Featured Photos: Piazza San Marco at Night – Venice

Venice has been on my bucket list for some time now. There really is no other city like it in the world. Other cities like Amsterdam and Bruges may have canals too but nothing on the scale of Venice. That Venice exists at all is something of a miracle. A marshy lagoon does not seem like a likely location for one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The first Venetians in the early midd ...
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Featured Photos: The Dublin Docklands

Featured Photos: The Dublin Docklands

When I was a child, the Dublin Docklands was a derelict no-go area, unless you wanted to be relieved of your wallet. Today however, the docklands area of the city is the financial heart of the city with a rapidly developing infrastructure. The shabby old buildings and narrow streets frequented by shady individuals have been replaced by trendy new apartments and the shiny headquarters of some ...
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Featured Photos: The Pont des Arts at Night, Paris

Featured Photos: The Pont des Arts at Night, Paris

Paris is without a doubt one of my favourite photography locations. It is the City of Light after all! The area around the Pont des Arts is a particularly rich area in terms of architecture and history. The original Pont des Arts was completed in 1804 under the reign of Napoleon I. A rather unfortunate accident involving the bridge getting the way of a barge occured in 1979. This resulted in ...
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Featured Photos: The Bridges of Dublin at Dawn

Featured Photos: The Bridges of Dublin at Dawn

I was recently asked what my favourite time of the day for taking photographs was. This was an easy one. Early morning is by far my preferred time for getting out and about with the camera. I love being out in a city before it comes to life. The streets are quiet and calm. The throngs of workers, shoppers and tourists have yet to arrive and you seem to have the entire city to yourself. Photo ...
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