home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

“Except Cycles”

Sitting in the square drinking coffee whilst taking the weight off my feet after several hours of exploring the old town of Geneva allowed my  eye to roam noting the little things that instinctively scream out ‘foreign’. Like a bike casually tied to a tourist sign in French. Round roof tiles and open shutters letting out the sound of someone practising the recorder. Badly…

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

22 thoughts on “home thoughts from abroad”

  1. I get a feeling of heat from that photo too. Feels like a warm day, and the muted colours suit the shot well.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. I hated the recorder. I used to pretend in class, but always got caught out when the teacher went around singling people out.

  2. I love the colors in that photo and the words in your description!

  3. I love all the little details in this photo, Jude. It reminds me to take more notice when I am using my camera. Exciting news, there I have a new one being delivered today. Yay!

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