Australia, September 2022

Terrigal Beach, Central Coast, New South Wales

12th September 2022

Tony with his surfing instructor on Terrigal Beach. There are a row of surfboards and Tony is lying on one of them.
Tony with his surfing instructor on Terrigal Beach. There are a row of surfboards and Tony is lying on one of them.
Tony practising positioning himself on the surfboard. He is using his arms to raise himself up on to his knees.
Tony practising positioning himself on the surfboard. He is using his arms to raise himself up on to his knees.
Tony with his instructor on the beach.
Tony with his instructor on the beach.

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Italy, May 2022

Genoa

Genoa (Genova) is a historic port city in the Italian region of Liguria on the Mediterranean coast. It is the sixth largest city in Italy with a population of around 580,000. For over seven centuries, from the 11th century to 1797, the Republic of Genoa was one of Europe’s most powerful maritime republics. Particularly between the 12th century and 15th centuries the city played a leading role in European trade and became among the wealthiest cities in the world.

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Exeter, Devon, England, June 2022

Sunday, 12th June 2022.

Exeter's City Wall with a plaque attached. The plaque reads 'Built by the Romans about 200 AD, since repaired by others. Much of the City Wall still stands, some of it of original Roman workmanship'. Exeter was once a Roman city known as Isca Dumnoniorum. The Roman's took over the settlement from Celtic tribes and Isca seems to have been the local name for the Exe River and the Dumnonii were the tribe then inhabiting what is now Devon and Cornwall.
Exeter’s City Wall with a plaque attached. The plaque reads ‘Built by the Romans about 200 AD, since repaired by others. Much of the City Wall still stands, some of it of original Roman workmanship’. Exeter was once a Roman city known as Isca Dumnoniorum. The Roman’s took over the settlement from Celtic tribes and Isca seems to have been the local name for the Exe River and the Dumnonii were the tribe then inhabiting what is now Devon and Cornwall.

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Big Pit National Coal Museum, May 2022

Saturday, 28th May 2022.

The Big Pit National Coal Museum is located in Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales. A working coal mine from 1880 to 1980, the site is now an industrial heritage museum, which has been open to the public since 1983 under the auspices of the National Museum of Wales. The underground tour of the mine is fantastic and guided by former miners, who provide excellent exploration through the mine. Big Pit is located adjacent to the preserved Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway and is part of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site.

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Pakistan, March 2022

Karachi

Karachi is the financial hub and largest city of Pakistan with a population of 14.9 million people. Located on the Arabian Sea, it is home to the country’s two largest seaports. It is Pakistan’s most cosmopolitan city and is diverse linguistically, ethnically, and religiously.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

Tony outside the main entrance to the Mohatta Palace. The palace was built in 1927, as the summer home of Shivratan Mohatta, a wealthy Hindu businessman. He was only able to enjoy the building for about two decades before the partition of India, after which he left Karachi for the new state of India. The palace was then acquired by the Government of Pakistan and later turned into a museum. The building is styled in the tradition of the stone palaces found in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The exterior is a mixture of pink Jodhpur stone and the local yellow stone from nearby Gizri. The design includes several domes on the roof and many intricate details around the façades.
Tony outside the main entrance to the Mohatta Palace. The palace was built in 1927, as the summer home of Shivratan Mohatta,

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