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Category: Picture Perfect

Afternoon Sunlight in Korčula and Dubrovnik, 2004

Posted on February 15th, by Peter Parkorr in Croatia, Picture Perfect. 1 Comment
A couple of rediscovered photos dug out of the archives today, of the fortified town of Korčula and Dubrovnik’s old town, from when I was backpacking Eastern Europe in 2004. With a terribly low quality digital camera (some unknown brand) I still managed to capture something I like in these shots, proving that you don’t need all the bells and whistles to get good holiday snaps.…

Eilean Donan Castle At Dusk, Loch Duich

Posted on February 8th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, Picture Perfect, Scotland. No Comments
Sitting at the edge of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland was destroyed in 1715. Just over 200 years later it was rebuilt to within 98% accuracy of the original castle, supposedly thanks to drawings made by the clerk of works, Farquhar Macrae, who had visions of the restored castle in a dream. Eilean Donan CastleCopyright Peter Parkorr 2013 This photo was taken during the #blogmanay social media campaign, which was sponsored by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay with the support of VisitScotland, ETAG, Edinburgh Festivals, Haggis Adventures  and Skyscanner.…

Lisbon Trams Alfama Street Scene

Posted on February 1st, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Portugal. 4 comments
A photo of Lisbon trams Alfama from a gentle afternoon exploring the area with my camera. Watching without being noticed, savouring the gentle Portuguese pace of life. Lisbon Trams AlfamaCopyright Peter Parkorr 2013…

Sunset on Mount Stromboli Sicily

Posted on January 25th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 3 comments
I took this photo less than 100 feet away from the smoking crater of active volcano Mount Stromboli in Sicily, after watching it blast liquid rock and clouds of gasses into the air for the afternoon. Smoking. Mount Stromboli SicilyCopyright Peter Parkorr 2013…

Kilts, The Keilidh, and Edinburgh Burns – Hogmanay By Night

Posted on January 18th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Scotland. 3 comments
3… 2… 1…. ‘Happy Hogmanay, Happy Hogmanay!’ – The cheers went up, the smiles grew wide, and the thousands of people gathered in Edinburgh all tried to hug each other at once. We sang Auld Lang Syne with enthusiasm, after being dazzled by hundreds of stunning fireworks that blasted the black sky into colour. Edinburgh Castle sat smoking above us, and on the main stage Simple Minds started up their instruments again.…