Visits 2016

London to stay with Mike & Nicky
March 2016

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House, Manchester Square

The Post Office Tower

Dulwich Picture Gallery

with Mike & Nicky

The Mausoleum

Photo: Mike

Photo: Mike

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Photo: Mike

Photo: Mike

Photo: Mike

Hampton Court

The Maze
Photo: Mike, from a poster

The Centre
Photo: Mike

Photo: Mike

the Gardens
Photo: Mike

Photo: Mike

Tthe Great Hall

Photo: Mike

The Wren Court

Closing time
Photo: Mike

St Martins in the Fields

Landseer Lion

Covent Garden
the old market

Seija Knight singing Verdii in the market

John Adam House
Royal society of Arts

The Staircase

the Great Room

The City from Charing Cross Bridge


Manet: The bar at the Folies-Beger
Courtauld Collection

Pissarro, Lordship Lane Sation, Dulwich
Courtauld Collection

Visiting Enid in Chester
April 2016

Two walks in the Countess of Chester Country Park

Enid with Emma and Poppy

The Shropshire Union Canal

Second Walk

Visiting Cardiff for the Mariinsky Ballet

With Mike and Nicky as Guests of the Conductor, Valery Gergiev.

Cardiff Castle

The Castle Keep

Walk in Bute Park

The Millenium Stadium

Salford Quays and Manchester for the Ring at the Lowry
june 2016

The Lowry tower

The Lowry and Salford Quays

To the Barton Aqueduct
Bridgewater Canal

The Barton Aqueduct over the Ship Canal

Media City Bridge

Manchester China Town

Shambles Square

Manchester Cathedral

Walk from the Quays to Manchester Piccadilly along the Bridgewater Canal

Manchester United Stadium from the canal

An orchid


Along the Rochdale Canal
with the Beetham Tower

The Beetham Tower

Manchester Art Gallery - Fashion & Freedom exhibition

Media City bridge

Relections from the under lit bridge ...

... after Wagner's Götterdämerung

Wexford Opera Festival
Novmber 2016

Y Garn, Snowdonia
On the way

Llyn Ogwen

Sunset on the Irish Sea

Bray, Co. Wicklow

Wexford Opera: Maria de Rudenz

Wexford Opera: Herculanum

Wexford Opera: Vanessa

Wexford Opera: The Bear

The Night Bell

Ready to go out


A much colder wind

Abbey House B&B

The Dublin train arriving

Setting off for Rosslare along the Wexford Quay

Dublin; Samuel Beckett Bridge

Munich Opera Visit
Novmber 2016

At the Brunnstein with Korean fellow diners

Walk in the Englisher Garten

some snow!

Munich opera: La Favoirite

Munich Opera: Mephistophole

The Glyptothek

Reclining Faun

Architechtural Frieze

Roman Heads



Statliches Antiksammlung
with an Etruscan Exhibition

An Etruscan Tomb from Tarquinia

Konigsplatz entrance

Mittagessen bei Brunnstein

Sunset on the way home

Nottingham for the Opera
November 2016

The Nottingham Contemporary Art Museum

Otobong Nkanga, A Taste of Stone

Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me

Marguerite Humeau, FOXP2
Three Elephant Foetuses

A Weeping Elephant

A dying elephant

The Nottingham Exchange

Melton Mowbray, the Country Park

Llandudno, November 2016

Stormy weather
from the Imperial Hotel

From the shingle

A better morning
The pier at low tide

the Little Orme

A still nicer day

Climbing the Great Orme
from above the hotel

From the park

The pier

St Tudno's Church and Cemetery



Happy day

Munich for the Opera
with a Tram Visit
December 2016

Steam train near the Ostbahnhof

Shostakovitch: Lady Macbeth of Mtensk


The Tram depot at Einsteinstrasse

The Burgomeister declaring the new 25 route extension open

Modern tram

An older model

A side show

The end of the line: The Einsteainstrasse depot

The first tram leaving on the extension

The Nymphenburg Woods: Lesser spotted woodpecker in the centre

The Monopterus

The Schloss Nymphenburg

Lunch at the airport

December Sunset from the aircraft home

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