Foto Friday – Indian elephants and their Mahouts

An elephant ride up to the Sun Gate – entrance to The Amber Fort – is the preferred mode of transport in this part of Rajasthan. This Mahout is starting his long trek up the narrow and winding pathway to the Gate.

Foto Friday – Star Ferry (Victoria Harbour), Hong Kong

Star Ferry (Victoria Harbour)

The famous Star Ferry plying its trade across the busy Victoria Harbour Hong Kong. The fleet of twelve ferries operate four routes across the harbour carrying 26 million people a year. They are the best (and cheapest) way to see the Hong Kong skyline.

Foto Friday – Off Skiing!

Off Skiing!

This is one of my favourite photos taken from just outside our chalet door in the pretty alpine village of Livigno. Life really doesn’t get much better than the full on stoke that’s felt the minute you step out of that chalet door each morning! The knowledge that you are free to ski your heart out all day today and for the next few foreseeable days with nothing else to care or worry about in the world other than your turns.

In an ideal world the snow would be right down to the door but we had no complaints!

Foto Friday – Porters at Ajmer Station, Rajasthan

Porters at Ajmer Station, Rajasthan

Two porters happily pose for a photograph at Ajmer Station in Rajasthan as they wait to load our heavy luggage onto the ‘Shatabdi Express’ bound for Delhi a sweltering and tiring eight hours away.