GREATEST PICS OF 2012 VOLUME TWO

Water front at Bergen, Norway. August 2012

Water front at Bergen, Norway. August 2012

 

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Pool deck of the Balmoral, at anchor in beautiful Flam, Norway. Pool deck of the Balmoral, at anchor in beautiful Flam, Norway.

 

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Life on the water in wonderful Norway... Life on the water in wonderful Norway…

 

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The real Norway. Endless summer sun. This was taken at 10.30 at night....

The real Norway. Endless summer sun. This was taken at 10.30 at night….

On a summer Norway cruise, the nights seem somehow endless at times...

On a summer Norway cruise, the nights seem somehow endless at times…

Far out in Farsund. Norway's true hidden beauty!

Far out in Farsund. Norway’s true hidden beauty!

Another shot of Farsund's beautiful setting. A picture perfect day for getting these kind of shots...

Another shot of Farsund’s beautiful setting. A picture perfect day for getting these kind of shots…

Farsund's town hall, set back a little. up on a hill...

Farsund’s town hall, set back a little. up on a hill…

Knight#s Templar castle in Rhodes Town dates back to the fourteenth century. Taken in September 2012.

Knight#s Templar castle in Rhodes Town dates back to the fourteenth century. Taken in September 2012.

Looking out to sea at Mandraki, Rhodes.

Looking out to sea at Mandraki, Rhodes.

Looking back from the bridge to the iconic funnels on the 1968 built Orient Queen. A stout old girl of a ship.

Looking back from the bridge to the iconic funnels on the 1968 built Orient Queen. A stout old girl of a ship.

Sunset over Rhodes, September 2012.

Sunset over Rhodes, September 2012.

Funnel shot on the Orient Queen at dusk....

Funnel shot on the Orient Queen at dusk….

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Stave church, Olden, Norway, Stave church, Olden, Norway,

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The locals seemed distinctly unimpressed by us in Bergen.... The locals seemed distinctly unimpressed by us in Bergen….+

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Clapboard houses in Stavanger, Norway. They have more than a hint of New England about them... Clapboard houses in Stavanger, Norway. They have more than a hint of New England about them…

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More Stavanger street life! More Stavanger street life!

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Looking across the harbour to Bergen's lush, hilly backdrop. Amazing...

Looking across the harbour to Bergen’s lush, hilly backdrop. Amazing…

Old stone archway leading to the brooding old Bergenhuis fortress. Worth a day of anyone's life

Old stone archway leading to the brooding old Bergenhuis fortress. Worth a day of anyone’s life

Another view of old Bergen town....

Another view of old Bergen town….

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GREATEST HITS- MY BEST TRAVEL PICTURES OF 2012 PART ONE

The pictures below are some of the best moments from this year. Each one caught a mood, a moment, or an aspect of a certain trip. Here’s the full skinny on what each one actually is…

1) Night scene, Mykonos, April 2012

2) Waterfront at Patmos, Greece, April 2012. Viewed from on board the Louis Cristal.

3) Ruined church in Rhodes Town, Greece.

4) Centre square of the old town, Rhodes.

5) Thira town atop the caldera of Santorini. The houses are built on the upper level of an exploded volcano, once rumoured to be the site of Atlantis.

6) Another view of Santorini, later in the same afternoon.

7) Gondolier near Santa Lucia station, Venice.

8) Gondolier on the Grand Canal in Venice, June 2012.

9) Water front taverna, Katakolon, Greek islands.

10) Unlikely architecture in old Istanbul. This looks more like a Manchester cotton baron’s pad….

11) View through the streets of Istanbul, back down towards the Bosphorous, June 2012.

12) Cruising the stunning Croatian coast, June 2012.

13) Centre of Dubrovnik old town, Croatia.

14) Looking down the length of the Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik. June 2012.

15) The Onofrio fountain, Dubrovnik. Dating from the fourteenth century.

16) Ancient water pipe, Dubrovnik.

17) The Croatian Riviera at Lapad, overlooking the sparkling Adriatic.

18) Looking back at Dubrovnik from on board the Costa Favolosa. This is the twin sister of the ill-fated Costa Concordia.

19) Cheeky ‘between the windmills’ shot, looking back down at ‘Little Venice’, Mykonos, April 2012.

20) Life at sea. Soaking up the sun aboard the Louis Cristal en route from Athens to Mykonos,
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