The Secret Garden

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Secret Garden Charles Kenwright

The Secret Garden, Landshut, Germany
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Holding a camera is a good excuse to follow your nose. This is what I did the other day – I had a look at something, walked a bit and had a look at something else, then pushed through the undergrowth for a 100 meters and there I was.

Looking out of the Secret Garden

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Hofgarten Charles Kenwright

Hofgarten, Landshut, Germany
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It´s not really, it´s one of the exits of the Hofgarten in Landshut. We had a very pleasant evening here, yesterday, low strong sun casting pools of light into deep shadows.

Sitting on Father´s Knee, Gülhane Park, Istanbul, Turkey

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Ataturk, Charles Kenwright

Ataturk Statue, Gühlane Park, Istanbul, Turkey
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The larger than life bronze statue of Mustafa Kemal has, it seems, a magical attraction for Turks. They like to climb up onto his lap and have their photographs taken. I suppose it´s to be expected for, after all, Mustafa Kemal, or Atatürk, as he is known, was the founder of modern day Turkey. Atatürk translated means Father of the Turks, and what can be better than sitting on your father´s knee?

 

Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy

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Sangro River Charles Kenwright

The Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
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The Sangro River War Cemetery contains 2617 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. It is situated on the Adriatic coast, 26 kilometers north of Vasto

Waiting for the Night Train, San Lucia, Venice, Italy

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Venice San Lucia Charles Kenwright

Waiting for the night train, San Lucia, Venice, Italy
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It was rather cold sitting in San Lucia waiting for the night train back to Munich, it was, after all, the end of October. This railway station in Venice is much the same as all European stations, but it´s name, “San Lucia”, gives it a romance that lifts it above names like “München Hauptbahnhof”.

Canal Photography, Venice, Italy

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Gondolier Charles Kenwright

Gondolier, Venice, Italy
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I guess this shot goes under the category “Street Photography” although it really could be called “Canal Photography”.

A Venetian Selfie.

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Venice Selfie Charles Kenwright

Venetian Selfie, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
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This incongruous couple – trio, really – caught my eye on the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy.