A Selection of Interesting Photos

Here are some of my favourite travel photos from the last few months or so, and the stories behind them.

I saw these angel ornaments for sale in a church (La Iglesia y Convento de la Merced – I think) in Antigua, Guatemala. Guatemala is a very colourful country. I liked the colours of the angels and the texture of the wall behind them.

Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is one of my favourite places to take photos. Every time I go I see something new. It looks especially magical in black and white.

I was walking around San Juan del Sur, a small coastal village on the Pacific Ocean in southwest Nicaragua. I walked past this house and the girl with the purple top pulled faces at me when she saw my camera. I asked if I could take their photo.

The Salinas Grandes in northwest Argentina are enormous salt flats high in the Andes. The salt is excavated by Quechua workers, local indigenous people descended from the Incas.

I like the bright colours of tropical places. I saw these blue, red and gray tiles on a doorstep in the town of Rivas in southwest Nicaragua.

Central Park in autumn is a wonderful place to take photos. There’s a famous black and white photo of this ice rink and I wanted to see the location for myself. I love the way the skyscrapers are so brilliantly clear in the cold autumn air.

I came across this old car in the village of Puerto Chivica in Bolivia. The village is very remote and located on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats. I don’t know why the tyre is covered, perhaps to protect it from the harsh weather.

My girlfriend Lili trying on traditional clothing in Antigua, Guatemala.

A table and chair in a coffe shop in Santa Rosa de Tastil, Provincia de Salta in Argentina. We stopped in the village on our way to the Salinas Grandes, on an organised excursion from the city of Salta. Life in these remote Andean villages can be simple and basic, but peaceful.

Sports day for schoolchildren in Tupiza, Bolivia. The day was part of a series of sports events organised by the country’s president, Evo Morales, to protest at the FIFA ban against world cup qualifying matches at high altitude. He wanted to prove that sports like football can be played at high altitude. Tupiza is nearly 3000 metres above sea level.