Monthly Archives: February 2012

Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags

A hill that I have climbed several times but yet to write about is Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Here it is to the  left background of this excellent photograph by Michael Stirling-Aird http://www.transformedbylight.com/index.html taken from above Inverlieth Ponds which are close to my … Continue reading

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The Red Vineyard

This may be the most important picture that you have never heard of. Certainly I had never heard of it. Nearing the end of “Van Gogh – The Life” by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, I was extremely surprised to discover … Continue reading

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Giant Krabak

This is the biggest Krabak tree in Thailand. It towers 50 metres above the ground and measures 16 metres plus around its girth. This giant tree is found 4 km from the headquarters of Taksin Maharat Park in Tak Province. … Continue reading

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Strangler Fig

I almost walked past this today without noticing anything unusual. Just a normal tree right? Actually it is an impressive example of a Strangler Fig which has all but taken over its original host. These plants begin life when their … Continue reading

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Temple of Dawn at Dawn

I was up at 3 AM this morning to take my son to the Bangkok half marathon (his first) starting and finishing at the Grand Palace complex. After seeing him off behind (well behind) a vanguard of eye poppingly fast … Continue reading

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Ayutthaya after the Deluge

I visited Ayutthaya very early this morning in order to see my son off on his Ayutthaya to Bangkok bike ride of about 80 kms. I’ve done the ride before but was pleased to act on a logistical basis and … Continue reading

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