Travel Pics Theme: B for Barbados

This week, our Travel pics series is B for Barbados. Barbados, like many Caribbean countries, has a deep, rich religious history – and there are a number of churches that have become tourist attractions in their own right. St James’, St John’s, St Lucy’s .. they were all first built in the 1600s – but fires and…

Travel Pics Theme: Q for Quiet Reflections

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is up to Q – so we’ve chosen Quiet Reflections. For Friday, we’re in Corfu, and looking at Pontikonisi (Mouse) Island. The island (created by Zeus from the overturned boat of Odysseus, according to legend) hosts a Byzantine chapel – which you can just make out between the…

Travel Pics Theme: Q for Quiet Reflections

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is up to Q – so we’ve chosen Quiet Reflections. To start the week off, a church bell in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We stayed in the Zona Colonial (Old Town) of Santo Domingo over Easter 2015, and it was an interesting insight into a deeply Catholic country –…

Travel Pics Theme: K for Kotor

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is K for Kotor  – and we return today to Our Lady of the Rock church, in Kotor Bay near Perast.   This church is built on a man-made island – after the discovery of a holy relic on a rock outcrop in the 1400, sailors began…

Travel Pics Theme: K for Kotor

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is K for Kotor  – and for Friday, it’s the Franciscan Church of St Clara, in old Kotor town. Many of the churches in the region are, of course, Orthodox churches – but in Kotor stands St Clara’s, a church built by (and for) the Franciscan monks in the…

Travel Pics Theme: K for Kotor

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is K for Kotor  – and for Wednesday, its the waterfront at Perast, on Kotor Bay a few kilometres from Kotor itself. The city has sixteen Baroque palaces,  two Orthodox churches, and seventeen Catholic ones including St Nicholas’ – seen here – which has the highest campanile, or…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy.   One of the things that you find, when you visit Rome, is that you can aim your camera almost at random, and get a great picture. This one, for example, is of the ‘Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus…