Walking London – London Bridge

 

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Welcome to my new series ‘Walking London’ where I take you on a tour of London’s must see spots. In my first episode I walk you through the area of London Bridge. We visit Borough Market, the Shard, Southbank and HMS Belfast. Please click below, take a look and let me know your thoughts!

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A ‘planetary crisis’: Plastic in our oceans

 

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A still from Blue Planet II 

As a lover of David Attenborough and his productions, I commend his latest Blue Planet jaw-dropper in opening people’s eyes to the wonders of the ocean. However, one cannot ignore the fact that it’s well-intended message to defend our oceans might be sadly lost to some within it’s beautiful, hallucinogenic imagery. Of course, I cannot deny that these images and God-like voice that accompanies them presents a powerful message about the detrimental impact us humans are having. Yet, do they not simply become another powerful entertainment piece more than anything?

Amongst the craze around BBC’s beautiful imagery, it’s quite clear that there’s an important message coming to the fore through social media platforms regarding the state of our oceans. These messages are coming from celebrities, political figures, the UN and the like. Just scroll through Facebook and they pop up. Likely encouraged by Attenborough’s latest message, more than anything there’s a focus on the detrimental effects of plastic, a true ‘planetary crisis’. So, here is my message to you – a quick reminder, reiteration and contribution to drive this point home that society needs a change in behaviour to deal with the plastic problem…

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Photo of the Month

This photo was taken when I visited Guatemala’s Tikal National Park, a ruin of an ancient city. Tikal is the largest excavated site in the American continent. It is Guatemala’s most famous cultural and natural preserve and I would strongly recommend you visit! The temples size and structure are particularly impressive as well as the tranquil beauty of a jungle that surrounds them. 🍃

US stands alone in climate change scepticism

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As Syria seeks to join the Paris Climate Accord, President Donald Trump walks away from it. The US is now left to stand alone in its stance on climate change. It is the only country in the world that has not signed the landmark climate deal. A rather terrifying fact to swallow seeing as, according to the European Commission, the US only trails China as the world’s worst emitter of carbon dioxide…

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Photo of the Month


This photo was taken during my recent trip to Berlin. I visited The East Side Gallery, which is an international memorial for freedom. This section of the once Berlin Wall is now the longest open-air gallery in the world. The famous painting here is named My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love. It depicts politicians Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker.

Photo of the Month

 


 

This photo was taken during my trip to Chichén Itzà, a New Wonder of the World on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The world famous complex boasts Mayan Ruins. This picture depicts the huge step pyramid, Kukulkan, known as El Castillo (the castle), which won the sites wonderous title. A must see!

Tip: Arrive at the sacred site for opening time to avoid the mass crowd of tourists by mid-morning and the scorching midday heat.