Life

Life and Death and Pigeons

Basse Ville

I regain a holiday feeling by sitting in an old town square, eating pizza, whilst locals perch on a wall, smoking cigarettes before a little bus arrives and rattles them away. Swifts and martins race through the narrow lanes, far above us, to catch their own dinner. The sun slowly retreats up the old stone buildings surrounding… (Read More)

Not a resolution

We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.

Live the life you are given

I take photos to document my path through my life. It gives me a good feeling to find a great view and enjoy it, and take it home to look at again in the form of a photograph. I take pleasure in composing and exposing a photo well. It gives me pleasure to go through… (Read More)

Happy birthday, Permanent Tourist!

I wrote and posted my first blog post in this version of my website ten years ago today. To celebrate, I’m reviving the “Photos” section of the site, which will contain my best and my favourite photos.

The Audi oil consumption odyssey

My Audi A4 suffers from a known problem with oil consumption, so I’ve had a stressful few weeks coming to an agreement with Audi Switzerland and the local dealership.

H is for Hiking

The long, long progression from being a teenager with a stitch to being a forty-something with a passion for walking.

Augen zu und durch

It’s no shock to realize that I’ve been commuting to Bern by car for nearly six years. But what is a shock is that the period of changing from train travel to car travel coincides with the main rise of the smartphone. When I was commuting to Bern between 2008 and the end of 2010,… (Read More)

Review of 2015

Another year has flown by, and the approaching festivities remind me that it’s time to look back through my photo archive and be astounded once more by all the happy memories of the past twelve months.

G is for Golf

Before photography and the internet, golf was the major hobby in my life for many years, in all its forms.