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Berlin's Holocaust Memorial
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Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial // In pictures

Between the Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten in Berlin lies a solemn field of 2771 grey stone slabs. The Holocaust Memorial – or, to give it its full name, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – commemorates the Jewish lives lost…

Explore the Elements photography
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Explore the Elements

Earth, water, fire and air – the four elements that make up life on earth and which we tend to take for granted. But a new photography challenge got me thinking about the elements – how they’re expressed in…

Sailing out of Santorini
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In pictures: The best of the rest of 2014

Only a fraction of the huge amount of photos I take each year ever make it onto the blog, so it’s become an annual end-of-year tradition for me to share some of the ‘best of the rest’ of the…

Cardiff Castle, Wales
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Cardiff Castle // In pictures

In the heart of Cardiff, the city’s castle brings together 2000 years of history in one place. Over the years it’s been a Roman fort, Norman Castle, Victorian Gothic mansion and a Second World War refuge. The first building…

Poppies at the Tower of London
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Poppies at the Tower of London // In pictures

As you approach the Tower of London, the moat is a sea of red, with tightly packed flowers as far as the eye can see. It’s an awe-inspiring sight, and even more so when you realise that every single…

Lindisfarne Priory ruins in Northumberland
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The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory // In pictures

Northumberland’s Lindisfarne Island has such religious significance they even named it Holy Island – and its holiest site is its priory. The region’s earliest Christian monastery was founded here by Irish monk St Aidan in 635 AD. Despite its…

Ancient ruins at Ephesus, Turkey
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Amongst the ruins at Ephesus // In pictures

On the western coast of Turkey, Ephesus has some of the Mediterranean’s best-preserved, grandest ruins. As a major port for trade routes to Asia it grew from a coastal town in the 10th century BC to the second largest…

Blue and white in Fira, Santorini, Greece
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Santorini in blue and white // In pictures

Santorini is the classic Greek island – its shades of blue and white featuring on magazine covers across the world. But would it be as impressive in person? Docking in the port, we dodged the cable car queue and…