Michael Nyman is an English composer but I know him mostly for the moving sound track created for ‘The Piano’ back in 1993. I never tire of watching the movie for its cinematography and the way it captures the harsh New Zealand landscapes. If you don’t know this film or yet to hear the soundtrack, take a listen and be prepared for a visual and audio feast!
The Piano: Original Music From The Film By Jane Campion
Travel Photo of the Week: Melbury Abbas, Dorset, England
As many of you would know, whilst south/eastern Australia is sodden and bracing flood warnings as we move into summer, much of northern Europe is experiencing record winter temperatures for this time of year. This is a recent photo from the country-side by the nearby village of Melbury Abbas in Dorset, southern England, where they experienced snow, hoar frost and -4C, the photo says it all!
Travel Photo of the Week: Tower Bridge, London, England
This photo was captured during a visit to London when the evening was mild enough to go for a walk by the Thames and view some of the famous sites at night. Tower Bridge in particular was a splendid image. The lights from the bridge reflecting in the water added to the atmosphere and grandeur of this historic site.
Travel Photo of the Week: Spreadeagle Hill, Dorset, England
The picture was taken at the top of Spreadeagle Hill, on Melbury Downs, near Shaftesbury, Dorset. The poppies appeared quite suddenly, out of season, last October, after the field had been harrowed. Poppy seeds are able to lie dormant in the ground for many years, but can often flower if the conditions are right, after they have been disturbed in the ground, producing a vivid and very colourful display. It so happened that these red poppy flowers appeared not too long before our annual Remberance Day, when the poppy is used as a symbol of rememberance for all those who gave their lives in the World Wars.
Photo courtesy of good friend Lavinia from Dorset.