Tuesday, May 19, 2015

World at Work 7 - Mya Thaw Tar Lacquer-ware Workshop - Bagan - Myanmar

Continuing with my World at Work series of photos taken on my travels. Today I have chosen photos of the Mya Thaw Tar Lacquer-ware Workshop in Bagan, Myanmar.

I did purchase a piece of this beautiful lacquer-ware, I shared a photo of my bowl on Instagram

I am sharing this post today with Our World Tuesday

If you are interested in seeing more photos of this beautiful country you will find  a series of posts here on my Travel Tales blog.

Please note this post originally appeared on LindyLouMac's World in Photos but I am in the process of moving the themed posts to Travel Tales as I plan to change direction on the photography blog.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Faces on Friday - Children - Inle Lake - Myanmar

Children again for my Faces on Friday feature, as they make such enthusiastic and willing subjects.  

If you are interested in seeing more photos of my travels in Myanmar, you will find another post about Inle Lake here.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Greenway - National Trust - Devon

On March 25th  during a visit to Devon, I had the pleasure of visiting the National Trust property 'Greenway'.   The property was the holiday home of the author Agatha Christie and her family during the nineteen fifties.  Set high on a hill above the River Dart, the extensive gardens and woodlands are a pleasure to wander in. The house itself is a delight to explore as it has been set in the fifties and is very atmospheric of the era.
Greenway House
River Dart viewed from the lawn in front of house.

The photos shared of the house are shown in the order they were taken as I wandered around the house, feeling as if I had been transported back to the fifties. 

 A stroll around the extensive grounds followed, a few photos of which are shared here, including a visit to 'The Boathouse' the place known to Agatha Christie readers as the place where Marlene Tucker was strangled in the novel 'Dead Man's Folly'.

'Greenway' was described by Agatha Christie  as 'The loveliest place in the world', during my travels I have seen many places that also deserve this description. In my opinion there are thousands of such places in this beautiful world we live in, I do agree though that 'Greenway' is certainly one of them.

If you have the opportunity to visit 'Greenway', I highly recommend buying a copy of the National Trust Guidebook. It fills in the background to the information you will glean from the knowledgeable guides as you tour the house and enhance your tour of the garden. Of course it is also a great momento, one I will be picking up again as it is definitely somewhere I would want to visit again and again, if I get the opportunities.  With thanks to the descendants of Agatha Christie who gave this stunning place to the National Trust for us all to enjoy.

The photos used here are all my own and they are just a selection of the ones I took during the visit. I will be using others on LindyLouMac's World in Photos. In fact I have already posted a few of the gorgeous Rhododendrons and Camellias that were in bloom during my visit. Please consider following if you are interested in seeing more photos from 'Greenway', make sure you let me know and I will return the compliment, thankyou.

Glorious Rhododendron and Camellia    Magnolia and Camellia Blooms - Greenway house

With thanks to the following sites, where you can find out more about 'Greenway' and Agatha Christie

Wikipedia - Agatha Christie     National Trust - Greenway    Agatha Christie - Official Website

Facebook - Agatha Christie    Agatha Christie - Biography.com   Trip Advisor - Greenway Reviews

Friday, May 1, 2015

Faces on Friday - Child Portrait - Inle Lake - Myanmar

Once again this week I have chosen to feature another delightful child that I captured on my camera during my travels.  This child was living in a stilt house on Inle Lake in Myanmar, completely at ease with their surroundings, as you can see from this other photo.

If you are interested in seeing more photos of my travels in Myanmar, you will find another post about Inle Lake here.