Photo Geekery

Gigapixel Photos

I enjoy a nice photo, have been known to dabble in picture taking and have even sold a few photos too.

But what’s better than a photo that stays the same? One that changes, that’s what!

Check out these SUPER hi-resolution photo projects of various places around the world. Pan from side to side, up and down, and make use of the INSANE hi-resolution goodness and zoom in. And then zoom in some more!

Click here or on London above.

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Where I Went Today :-)

Sognsvann Lake

 

This has to be my favourite place to visit in Oslo. Sognsvann Lake (it’s under that snow there somewhere!) has a lovely 4km path to walk around it. It’s just outside the city and all you can hear is the sound of the odd cross-country skier, a dog barking or snow falling off the trees. Peace away from London 🙂

 

Ten Hotels With Incredible Views

Jade Mountain Resort St Lucia

 

I’m getting itchy feet now and looking forward to my trip to Oslo and Tromso in January and February. Hopefully the Northern Lights will make an appearance for me.

Looking past that, I also have annual leave in March and can’t decide where to go. This little list of hotels with amazing views might influence my decision – although I’m sure they come with an equally amazing price tag!!

Seven Natural Wonders

Myself, with friends Clare and Nicola at the Grand Canyon in 2009

I stumbled upon this website today about the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Worth a little look as it showcases some incredible information and useful factoids if you’d like to see some of te wonders for yourself. These include inside tips about where to go and stay, as well as photographic tips about where it has been recommended to go in order to get the best shot.

Also, I’d never heard of Paricutin before reading this and it turns out it’s natural wonder number 3 on the list!

There are also several other lists which offer more wonders per continent.

As of right now (3/1/13) I have seen only one of these world wonders with my own eyes, but with a bit of luck after my trip to within the Arctic Circle in three weeks time, I will have added the Aurora Borealis to my list.

Next stop, Rio 🙂

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If London Were Like Venice

It’s been very dry here in London so far this Spring, but here’s a reminder as to what it’s like most of the time in the capital and what it will be like when the sea levels rise…

I wonder if the canal boat drivers will have road rage and begrudge paying the congestion charge?!

One week to go!

I’m really getting excited now as there is now only 7 more days to go until I depart for China. I’ve never been so far away by myself before so I am also a little bit nervous, but I have to keep reminding myself that I am 30 years old and I need to ‘man up’. This trip is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to get it started. There’s a hell of a lot to try to fit into the limited time I have there, but I’ll try my hardest…

Ricky Laughing at Karl Throughout ‘An Idiot Abroad’

I’m not a huge fan of Ricky Gervais but I love this little compilation of scenes from Sky 1’s brilliant “An Idiot Abroad” series. The show follows Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s friend Karl Pilkington as he travels the globe giving his enlightened views of the seven wonders of the world. Some of the stuff Karl comes out with is priceless comedy gold, and I still cannot tell whether he is genuinely that grumpy and stuck in his ways or whether it is all an act for the sake of tv. The clip below is a compilation from the final episode where Karl returns home and shares his travels with Ricky and Stephen, but a quick search on YouTube will bring up some more of Karl’s actual travels. Well worth a watch!

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