Porto: Alternative Camino
I went to Porto for a few days and had a blast. The Portuguese are hospitable, kind, generous and funny. They are also good looking but without pretension. The food was great and the wine even better. Despite the renovations in Porto itself there is something deceptively seductive about the city and within days I had fallen for her. She caressed me with her charms. The sun shone brightly and life felt complete. Sigh.......!!
Bordeaux: God's own Vineyard
I spent a weekend in Bordeaux wine tasting with my friend Rav. We visited St.Emilion and explored the village drinking wine and eating delicious food. In a way the experience highlighted the sophisticated elegance of French cuisine and vinification and the effects of this grand historical culture on the people of Bordeaux. Where Porto seemed to entice one to abandon oneself to the excesses of sensuality Bordeaux demanded an intellectual rigour and respect. Definitely not a one night stand. Shot with Sony a7sii and Sony a6500 plus Sony 18-105mm f4, Sony 35mm f1.8, Sony 50mm f1.8 Sony 16-35mm f4.
I could feel the tensions of London unravel while sitting on my friends balcony watching the blood moon, quaffing gorgeous wine from Italy and gorging on tasty Swiss cheeses. After an epic travel around the Swiss countryside and experiencing the sheer immensity of the Alps and the intense heat while exploring the villages around Lake Lucerne I have come away with many deep and lasting impressions. The hospitality was second to none and the wonderful humour and inquisitiveness of the Swiss were a delight. Sony cameras have once again produced some stunning images. Sony a6500 Sony A7Sii Sony 18-105 f4 Sony 35mm f1.8 Sony 55mm f1.8 Sony 16-35mm f4 Sigma 16mm f1.4 Dji Spark FCPX