1 Shot Wednesday: Bubble

In London, our group meandered over to the Eye while watching the Thames River and the street performers entertaining crowds of people. One was a Pied Piper who made gigantic bubbles for the children to run after and catch. It worked on this kid, too, for I was enthralled with the colors and size of the wobbling bubble floating like some alien space ship.

A bubble in a London park

I stood and stared at it. It rolled in the air, and the crowds disappeared and the London afternoon was quiet for one brief moment. Then, pop!

Five Shots: Food in London & Scotland

I love to eat and drink. On vacation, it’s important to me to try authentic dishes. Sampling Scotch whiskey in Scotland was a treat as well as trying the haggis, neeps and tatties (organs from the goat ground with hops with mashed turnips and mashed potatoes and whiskey sauce) the various meat pies and fish and chips, of course. Then there was the freshwater salmon, the haddock and cod, oysters, mussels, scallops–again, coming from the desert, this was a sublime menu. In London, we ate marvelous Indian, Korean, Chinese food, too.

Smoked Salmon and goat cheese
The menu of a Chinese restaurant in SoHo.
Lunch. I have no idea what I’m eating.
I still have no idea what I’m eating and I was hungry afterward.

 

Fish and Chips
A “Frenchy” cafe in Kensington, London
Oysters and Glenfiddich15.
Harrods of London, sweets, and macaroons

Five Shots: Glencoe and Loch Ness

Here are a set of shots I took traveling through Glencoe Glen into the Scottish Highlands on our way to Loch Ness. Our group loved getting caught in the rain. Living in the desert, this was as foreign terrain as we could have asked for and the Highlands held us spellbound. Which one do you like best?

Caught in the Rain
Glencoe Glen
Ulani, my granddaughter
Pansies shot by Annette.
Highland cattle are a Scottish cattle breed.
Castle Urquhart on Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Steps at Urquhart

I appreciated how pristine the region was. No pollution or human traces of developments or resorts or water traffic on the lochs. The houses are stone and plaster and there’s no such thing as a billboard. It truly felt like I had stepped back in time.

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