Friday, 30 March 2012

Thwarted Dream

When I was small, I dreamed of golden beaches full of exotic shells just waiting to be collected. The Red Sea is all that and more. Except that the shells are rare and protected so you can't take them with you.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography, Egypt

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Who's Looking Now?

Mannequins putting a whole new spin on window shopping.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography, P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Audrey in My Backyard

This gorgeous photo of Audrey Hepburn is on show just a stone's throw from where I live. Taken by British celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill, it is part of an exhibition that includes such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse.

So if you're living here or visiting, just drop by and say hello to Audrey at Eduard Planting Gallery, Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2, 1016 KS Amsterdam. Open: Wed - Sat, 1pm - 6pm. The show runs until 21 April.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Home Sweet Home

This little piece of paradise high up in Lebanon's Qadisha Valley is home to Father Dario Escobar, a Colombian hermit who spends his days in comtemplation and prayer. When I visited, I saw him sitting motionless was in this tiny, rock-cut chapel. It was like seeing a ghost...

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography, Qadisha, Lebanon