Devon & Cornwall, England, August 2020

Dartmouth, Devon

Tuesday, 11th August 2020

Dartmouth and Kingswear are small historical towns on the banks of the River Dart in South Devon. Dartmouth is known for its naval and boating history.

Tony touching an old canon located on the Embankment at Dartmouth. It points into the River Dart estuary, which is visible behind, with Kingswear on the far bank.
Tony touching an old canon located on the Embankment at Dartmouth. It points into the River Dart estuary, which is visible behind, with Kingswear on the far bank.
Tony next to a memorial plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Boats in the River Dart can be seen behind.
Tony next to a memorial plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

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South Africa, Botwana and Zambia, March 2020

A park close to Randburg, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Tony is with Niel, his South African couchsurfing host, and Yurika from Japan.
A park close to Randburg, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Tony is with Niel, his South African couchsurfing host, and Yurika from Japan. Taken on the afternoon of 5th March.

Gaborone, Botswana

Afternoon of Saturday, 7th March 2020

Cows wondering by a road, near Gaborone Town, capital of Botswana. They seem to wander where they want! Taken on afternoon of 7th March.
Cows wondering by a road, near Gaborone Town, capital of Botswana. They seem to wander where they want! Taken on the afternoon of 7th March.

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Dresden, Germany, January 2020

Dresden is the capital of the German state of Saxony. It is the second largest city on the River Elbe after Hamburg. The urban area has a population of 790,000. The name of the city as well as the names of most of its boroughs and rivers are of Slavic origin. The city centre and nearby surrounding areas have several historic and cultural attractions.

Afternoon and evening of Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Standing at the north side of the enormous Neumarkt Square close to the Dresden Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). This Lutheran church, first built in the 11th century and reconstructed in the 18th century, was destroyed during the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, following decisions of local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany, starting in 1994. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004 and the interior in 2005.
Standing at the north side of the enormous Neumarkt Square close to the Dresden Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady).

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Bilbao, Spain, January 2020

The largest city in the Basque province of Biscay, located in the north-central part of Spain, some 16 kilometres (10 miles) south of the Bay of Biscay. The rivers Nervión and Ibaizabal converge to the south-east and flow through the city forming the Estuary of Bilbao. Founded on 15 June 1300 by Diego Lopez V de Haro, the city is Spain’s 10th largest based on population.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020

A shuttered shop front sprayed with graffiti, including a mural of a large male figure, with an over-sized hand holding a cigarette. Only the lower part is in view.
A shuttered shop front sprayed with graffiti,

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Montserrat Monastery, near Barcelona, Spain, December 2019

Thursday, 19th December 2019

On a coach leaving Barcelona for Montserrat Monastery. A boulevard
in central Barcelona visible through the window.
On a coach leaving Barcelona for Montserrat Monastery. A boulevard in central Barcelona visible through the window.

The Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat stands on the side of the rocky mountain of Montserrat. The monastery is roughly 750 metres above sea level, while the highest point on the multi-peaked mountain is Sant Jeroni at 1,236 metres. The monastery was founded in the 11th century and rebuilt between the 19th and 20th centuries.

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