Tag: recreation

The Shark and the Sea Serpent

Something a bit different to the architectural / travel pictures lately. This was in the hotel that we stayed in Spain and I loved the children’s pool area which had these colourful and interesting slides/fountains. Though the water was so cold that you could not get in to it!

 

The Flatiron Building

The famous 22 story building, resembling a clothes iron, on 5th Avenue, New York, is an impressive structure. The clock is a 19 foot cast iron clock from 1909.
Right opposite the building, across 5th Avenue, was the famous sandwich place called Eisenberg’s. I had their fantastic Reuben, which was out of this world!

Bergstation

This was shot 1,965m above sea level from the top of Patscherkofel Mountain in Austria, looking across at the Nordkette mountain range on the other side of Innsbruck.

Right after taking this picture, I got a call to say that the lift cars had been closed down due to high winds and I had no way of getting down as I am ski beginner. After an anxious half hour, I got a a ride down on a snow scooter, which turned out to be the most exhilarating thing I’ve done in my life. Shooting down the snow covered mountain at break neck speed on a powerful, open scooter while holding on to the sides for dear life, is an experience that I won’t soon forget.