Top 10 reasons why Algeria is worth visiting — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=%211m18%211m12%211m3%211d14453582.0120287%212d-7.360636286897853%213d27.81880234770063%212m3%211f0%212f0%213f0%213m2%211i1024%212i768%214f13.1%213m3%211m2%211s0xd7e8a6a28037bd1%3A0x7140bee3abd7f8a2%212sAlgeria%215e0%213m2%211sen%212sca%214v1606025944167%215m2%211sen%212sca Africa is an amazingly diverse and beautiful continent. Some other North African countries like Egypt or Morocco are already known by most people in the world and probably some of your friends have already told you how delightful their vacation was in one of Tunisia’s all-inclusive resorts. But Algeria has always been off of travelers’ radar. If you have a free spot on your … Continue reading Top 10 reasons why Algeria is worth visiting — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Original Painting For Sale — Blakeney, North Norfolk, England

Click here to find painting on ebay. I used to sell paintings quite regularly on ebay. I have a few left outstanding from last year. This one, like many, represents one of my favourite subjects, the beautiful North Norfolk resort of Blakeney in East Anglia. Copyright Francis Barker 2020

15 Essential things to know before visiting Venice — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Venice in Italy is almost something similar to Paris, the capital of France. Even though these two cities don’t really have a lot more to offer than other cities in Italy and France, people generally tend to like them more! (Blaming you darn Hollywood!!) But let’s be a little professional, Venice is extremely beautiful and […]15 … Continue reading 15 Essential things to know before visiting Venice — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and the whole world to visit. Most travelers only explore Dublin and move on while the real deal is the rest of the country in small towns and villages (No offense dear Dublin!). If you’re interested to learn more about the most charming towns and […]10 … Continue reading 10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Project 3, Exercise 1 – creating mood/atmosphere — Janice Scott – Learning Log (Reblog)

I decided to concentrate on trying to make a painting using the bare minimum of colours – white/black .. greys. This was inspired by a recent short break I had on the North Wales coast. We arrived in the middle of Storm Francis with winds up to 75 mph, the sea was especially violent (we […]Project … Continue reading Project 3, Exercise 1 – creating mood/atmosphere — Janice Scott – Learning Log (Reblog)

Above the Arctic circle in Tromso, Norway — Passport Overused (Reblog)

So, I decided to push the envelope even more. Flew to Tromso from Oslo. It was about a two-hour flight. It costs about 90 dollars round trip at the time. Might be more expensive in the coming years. Luckily, there wasn’t any major snowstorm that day. Luck was on my side to visit this part… via … Continue reading Above the Arctic circle in Tromso, Norway — Passport Overused (Reblog)

Mermaids, more or less. — Reblog

For a coastal region, the north of the Netherlands is peculiarly devoid of mermaid tales. Sure, K. ter Laan has an obligatory mention in his 1930s book, and digs up an old chronicle, and a century earlier M.D. Teenstra emptied out his box with index cards, but the legends are not as rich as those […] … Continue reading Mermaids, more or less. — Reblog

Poem: Your House

I’d arrived there at noon stunned by the view from your window, that vast sweep of shoreline. I had earl grey tea, some carrot cake; you made do with strong coffee. You said we should talk, walk, try to mimic the clockwork sanderlings, laugh at comic turnstones, all busy birds of the beach I hadn’t … Continue reading Poem: Your House