Brace yourself! Tonight is a bumper photo post and as always, it comes with a bit of a story. Very often when I go on a trip, I’ll save one of my photos and add it to my photo folder at work. My PC at work is set up to rotate a selection of photos as my screen saver and it is always a matter of some pride when a colleague will say that they love the photos on my screen saver and I can reply that they are all mine. Of course, they always express surprise that I have any creativity whatsoever because accountants aren’t exactly known for being arty!
For the longest time, I’ve wanted to share these photos with you and so it was pretty fortuitous when I received notice of this month’s travel link up: your favourite travel photo(s).
And so here you go… all fifteen photos that are absolutely my favourite travel photos. I’ve left links all over the post if you’d like to visit the original posts on the blog.
Turkey – The Celsus Library at Ephesus
Turkey was the first place I visited when I began this blog in 2008 and this photo was taken of the celsus library at Ephesus.
Italy - Alone in Riomaggiore
London – Chinese New Year
This was my favourite of the photos I took during this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations in London.
Italy - Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
The ceiling of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. This is where you can visit the Last Supper.
Serbia – The Name of Mary Church, Novi Sad
Italy – Duomo di Milano
The good news is that next week I’m finally taking you inside the Duomo in Milan. It is as opulent inside as it is on the outside. I loved this photo because of the inclusion of both the lion statue and the Duomo.
Bosnia – Jablanica
I’d heard about the beautiful turquoise lakes and rivers in Bosnia but nothing quite prepares you for a sight like this. I’m sure I’ve said this before but I would move to this country in a heartbeat. I think I left my heart somewhere here on the road between Mostar and Sarajevo.
Italy - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan
People often say that they don’t like Milan but I don’t really understand that. I really enjoyed my time there and spent many long afternoons simply walking around or drinking coffee in sidewalk cafes. This was taken in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which is one of the most beautiful structures I have ever seen.
London – The Eye
I can confirm that you can never take too many photos of the London Eye. It is simply not possible. This photo was part of a post I wrote about London at dusk.
Italy – Gondolas in Venice
Somehow I’ve always liked this photo of the gondolas in Venice. I like the composition and the contrast of the blue material in the gondolas against the blue sky. I still have so much to tell you about Italy!
France – The Abbey of Mont St Michel
Taken during our most recent visit to Mont St Michel in France. I just loved the detail here of the old Gothic abbey and the blue sky.
Bosnia – Stari Most, Mostar
The most beautiful bridge in the world. This photo was taken from Koski Mehmet Pasha Mosque where they promise you the best views of the bridge in all of Mostar. The view from our hotel Villa Anri was pretty special too.
Italy - Museo D'arte Antica, Milan
London – St Paul’s Cathedral
I love this photo simply because it was taken on the first day of spring this year. London is beautiful when the sun shines!
Bosnia – Stari Most at Dusk
And finally, my favourite photo of all time. I took this on my first night in Bosnia on the eve of my 40th birthday. There was nowhere else on earth I wanted to be more than there in Mostar. I’ve printed two enlargements of this photo – one is hanging in our bedroom and the other is in my brother’s lounge.
Do you have a favourite travel photo? Feel welcome to link to it in the comments below!