Strategic Dawn

Dawn was not only the start of a brand new day, but it was a strategic defensive tactic employed by the military. The early morning light, as the sun slowly rose slowly over the horizon, played tricks on the eyes. In war, it was the perfect time to take advantage of your enemy.

And so was born the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Continue reading “Strategic Dawn”

Photo of the Month: Paris Time Machine

It’s not everyday that a time machine passes you by on the trendy streets of Paris.  Yet that is what happened as I was taking a walk through the Marais district.  The Marais district is a historic part of Paris home to many old, aristocratic style buildings rich in architecture.  It also houses a number of smaller, quaint museums including the popular Musee Picasso.

Quirky and interesting characters are what adds colour to any travel destination.  Quite often you remember them more than some of the most popular attractions you just visited.  This guy certainly attracted some attention and became the most photographed “object” of the hour.

Paris Time Machine

In the Sewers

Beneath the streets of Paris is a whole new sinister world to explore.  One of these places is the Paris Sewer System.  It doesn’t sound to attractive, but once you are down there one cannot help but be fascinated.  The sewer system is not an attraction that immediately springs to mind.  However, if you love visiting off the beaten track places, Des Egouts De Paris will give a unique and different perspective to the City of Light. Continue reading “In the Sewers”

Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet

For a natural and unspoiled beach head south of Adelaide to Port Willunga.  Golden white, soft sand that meets cool, blue sea lapping gently against the shore.  A stretch of beach somewhat hidden away from the crowds is popular with families in summer.  However, the beach is not the only drawcard.  Perched on top of the hill is the Star of Greece restaurant, its name from the grain ship that tragically ran aground 200 metres off the coast. Continue reading “Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet”