Photo: when the sun hits the right spot

My colleagues and myslef were visiting the border between Pakistan and India near Lahore. Everyday, there is a traditional closing of the border ceremony (more pictures to follow on this). I was sitting in the stands, shouting PA-KI-STAN at the top of my voice, and whilst looking around, saw that the spire of the border gates was struck by the sun in the perfect light. hope you enjoy the effect

My colleagues and myslef were visiting the border between Pakistan and India near Lahore. Everyday, there is a traditional closing of the border ceremony (more pictures to follow on this). I was sitting in the stands, shouting PA-KI-STAN at the top of my voice, and whilst looking around, saw that the spire of the border gates was struck by the sun in the perfect light. hope you enjoy the effect

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Photo: Aru village in DRC at dusk

I was in Aru, a small yet buzzing village in Province Orientale in Democratic Republic of Congo near the Sudan border, in order to train agronomists in giving better plant health advice to farmers in the surrounding areas. The people are adorable and made me feel very welcome and safe. The outskirts are always lively in the evening, particularly after the rains and during Easter Sunday. Here I was just ambling along the main road near my hotel, and the colours and vibes were very relaxing. I later in the evening watched, filmed and eventually participated in a Michael Jackson tribute dance to Smooth Criminal...!

Aru, in Province Orientale in Democratic Republic of Congo near the Sudan border, is a small but buzzing town. the outskirts are always lively in the evening, particularly after the rains. Here is was just ambling along the main road near my hotel, and the colours and vibes were very relaxing. Hope you enjoy the picture!

Photo: a rainbow over bricks and mortar

In London on Saturday night, a huge double rainbow appeared over the London skyline. It was a beautiful sight and luckily I just had enough battery to take 2 pictures with my camera before it shut down. No pressure then. It appeared in front of perhaps the ugliest building in London, making it look strangely attractive for once in its 40 year history. Finally, and this is what strikes me as odd. Notice the colour of the sky on the left is different to the one on the right. I have no idea why? does someone who is involve in meteorology or physics know why this is? Anyway, this is proof that even ugly London skylines can sometime be quite pretty

In London on Saturday night, a huge double rainbow appeared over the London skyline. It was a beautiful sight and luckily I had just enough battery to take 2 pictures with my camera before it shut down. No pressure then. It appeared in front of perhaps the ugliest building in London, making it look strangely attractive for once in its 40 year history. Finally, and this is what strikes me as odd: I noticed that the colour of the sky on the left is different to the one on the right. I have no idea why? Does a meteorologist or physicist reading this blog know why this is? Are there any out there? Anyway, this is proof that even seemingly ugly London skylines can sometime be quite pretty

Photo: A sunset over Kathmandu in Nepal

Nepal is a glorious country, and one that needs to be visited to be understood. I only stayed a week for work, but the hospitality and generosity from the locals and colleagues was staggering. On one evening, I went up a very famous tower in central Kathmandu and was lucky to see the capital in nice light. Hope this picture pushed you to visit the country!

Nepal is a glorious country, and one that needs to be visited to be understood. I only stayed a week for work, but the hospitality and generosity from the locals and colleagues was staggering. On one evening, I went up a very famous tower in central Kathmandu and was lucky to see the capital in nice light. Hope this picture pushed you to visit the country!

Photo: humid and blurry sunsets in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Travelling around the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, we were awaiting our ferry to travel south to Flores, and hitched up in this little coffee place near the water edge. Luckily we witnessed a captivating sunset. The blurriness is due to the amount of steam on my camera due to the incredible humidity!

Travelling around the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, we were awaiting our ferry to travel south to Flores, and hitched up in this little coffee place near the water edge. Luckily we witnessed a captivating sunset. The blurriness is due to the amount of steam on my camera due to the incredible humidity!

Photo: Somewhere, everything is illuminated

In Kitale, where I was staying as of two days, I had a wonderful view of Mout Elgon, a very old mountain that is dwarfed in size by Kilimanjaro, but certainly not by charm and beauty. Hope this picture brings you a bit of sunshine wherever you may be

In Kitale, where I was staying in western Kenya, I had a wonderful view of Mount Elgon, a very old mountain that is dwarfed in size by Kilimanjaro, but certainly not in charm and beauty. Have a look at the sun shining on its blueish eastern face. I love the fact that the sky was so grey and wet and windy, but just in that particular spot on the mountain, everything was illuminated… Hope this picture brings you a bit of sunshine wherever you may be