capturing moods, moments and memories on my travels
Monuments of Man
Where the magic begins: hike up above Machu Picchu before dawn, then watch the fog peel back and gradually reveal the most famous lost city in the world
Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia
The original Tomb Raider: this strangler fig looks as though it has been poured on the Ta Prohm temple from above - it's actually responsible for holding what's left of the temple together.
The cobalt water of the Adriatic Sea surrounds the best-preserved mediaeval walled city in Europe.
A young novice monk provides a sense of scale and contrast as he descends the steps of the magnificent War Mat Suwannaphumsham monastery in Laos
Pont du Gard, France
"What have the Romans ever done for us?" Pont du Gard, crossing the River Garden in southern France, is the tallest evaluated aqueduct built by the Romans. It has an incredibly subtle gradient of 1 in 3000 to keep the water moving - astonishing engineering for its time.
Plaza de Espana, Seville
Plaza de Espana, centerpiece of Seville's World Fair Expo in 1929, combines traditional Andalusian architecture with Mudejar or Moorish style.
The incredible salt evaporation ponds of Mara, a salt farming cooperative that has been going since Inca times. Each family gets their own pond, fed by an intricate network of streams all deriving from a single hot spring at the top of the valley. Newcomers to the community are given ponds further and further away from the source - and nearer the edge of a ravine.
Ponte Vecchio, Florence
Ponte Vecchio is the oldest inhabited bridge in the world. It has a secret corridor running along the top, designed by the Medici family who ruled Florence to connect their two palaces on either side of the River Arno.
An eerie light bathes the cemetery as storm clouds roll towards Taos Pueblo in New Mexico
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
A colonnade in the inspirational temple of Angkor Was. Amongst other lessons to be learned here - Khmer architects had mastered arched ceilings long before Europeans even attempted them in their buildings.
A single tourist provide a sense of scale at the Colisseum in Rome
Perhaps the most exotic example of Romantic architecture in the world, it's officially listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal