The largest freestanding, brick built dome in the world. Larger than the Dome at St Peter’s in the Vatican by 20cm. Incredibly Brunellesci completed the construction in 16 years in 1436. This using engineering techniques and mathematics never seen before, indeed modern maths was only invented in the 20th Century that fully describes the dynamics.
Some of the clearest sky in Britain
Windermere is the largest lake in England over 14 miles long
View from Thumersbach with the Kitsteinhorn glacier at 3300m in the distance
High point in the Italian Dolmites, near Cortina
One of the big 5
View of the valley from the Eiswelt near Salzburg, Austria
Photo from the town Zell am See
Elephant Orphanage – Drinking Time
Four lanes Cross, Greywell, Hampshire, UK
View from Kitsteinhorn glacier. 3029m, Austria. Looking at Schmittenhohe and Lake Zell
Grand canal Venice
Krimml waterfalls, 5th highest waterfalls in the world, Austria.
Cottage spanning the mill stream in Alresford, Hampshire. Dates from 1550
Coastline North East Brittany
Mudeford coastline, Hampshire UK
West Sri Lanka coastline, winter time
View from Schittenhohe
Glacier on the Grossglockner mountain (largest in Austria 3400m)
Eisenbarwelt – largest network of underground caves in the world. Salzburg Austria
Village opposite Zell am Zell, Austria
View climbing to Eisreisenwelt, near Salzburg Austria
Zell am See, Austria
Winter seas (in July), Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean
Taken in Eden, Cornwall
Elephant orphanage, SriLanka
Often voted in top 3 best beaches in the uk. Kynance cove, on the lizard peninsular Cornwall, is remote and stunningly beautiful. Accessible from a national trust car park, the cove has a number of sandy beaches revealed at low tide plus caves and diving pools.
View down river Danube of Chain Bridge and Parliament building, Budapest Hungary
Folly & restaurant on Castle Hill Pest bank, Budapest Hungary
Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria – home to the famous Kiss painting by Gustav Klimt
Hofburg Palace Vienna. Winter home to the Habsburg royal family
Summer palace for the Viennese Habsburg royal family.
The Budapest government parliament building is modelled on the British houses of parliament. Destroyed in the second world war and rebuilt after, the new building is a stunning building on the bank of the river Danube in Budapest, Hungary.
St Stephens Basilica is a massively rebuilt catholic cathedral in Budapest – 302 steps to climb to see this view.
Built to rival the palace of Versailles, Schonbrunn palace is a huge site including state rooms, ornate gardens, a zoo, botanical gardens and over 100 acres of parkland. This folly is set on a man made view in perfect compliment with the main palace building. Today it is simply a vantage point of the site and cafe.
In the Winter the water on the lake takes on different forms and qualities in sun, light, ice and snow
In the morning before the heat of the sun has burnt off the fog in the valley, a blanket lies across the low ground obscuring the view of the Kitzsteinhorn. Taken from the Panorama Bar at the top of the Bereitecbahn on Mountain Schmittenhoehe.
After an evening of heavy snowfall the temperature on the KItzsteinhorn plunged to -15C. From 3000m looking back across the Kaprun valley the Lake Zell am See lies majestically at the foot of the Schmittenhoehe ski resort.
With fresh power snow beneath the Sun beams from across the Patzier glacier illuminating the peak of the Kitzsteinhorn at 3029m – the “top of Salzburg”
The lake is still and the air temperature -5C, capturing the profile of Thummersbach in the lake reflection.
On the Pest bank Fishermans bastion has an almost Disney feel looking out on views down the Danube.
Croyde Bay as the sun sets and the surfers head off for a pint
Not only the tower by the Baptist and Cathedral on the same site all tilt. The land started to slip soon after construction which is why substantial shoring up was done to prevent collapse. Unfortunately, despite the care and quality of craftsmanship in the detail, the overall impact impact is dimishished. Also notice the how the top levels are not square.