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Snaps - March 2015

Snaps – March 2015

More offcuts and scraps from our 7,000-and-counting archive of trip photos. For past editions, click here. Only one more month of this rubbish to go.     Whatever they’re paying the marketing director at Barq’s, it’s too much not enough. South Vacherie, LA, USA 4 March 2015     The last 80km of our journey...
Snaps - February 2015

Snaps – February 2015

Our monthly collection of snaps from the digital cutting-room floor. Previous months can be found at this link.     To our shame, we became a little blasé about Mexican churches after a while, but our eyes were still regularly caught by the breathtaking detail on the best of them. This is the cathedral in...
Snaps - January 2015

Snaps – January 2015

The first 31 days of the year reduced to a few indifferent snapshots. Previous months can be found by clicking here.     In the Parque de los Fuertes, high above the city of Puebla, the city turned on the fountains to celebrate New Year’s Day. Cuatro Veces Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico 1...
Snaps - December 2014

Snaps – December 2014

About six weeks ago, our camera made thunderous contact with a pavement somewhere on the Yucatán Peninsula. Since then, a thin, faint smudge has appeared near the centre of every photograph we’ve taken with it. See if you can spot the smudges on this month’s collection of disparate snapshots, which have even less connection to...
Snaps - November 2014

Snaps – November 2014

Lots of old ruins among this month’s snaps. And alongside those pictures of Ruth and Will – ba-dom-tish! – quite a few photos of some archaeological sites. For more where these came from, click here.     We’d heard that the highway between San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque, unfriendly at the best of...
Snaps - October 2014

Snaps – October 2014

One month, five countries, 16 point-and-click snapshots. Past entries in this monthly series can be found by clicking here.     The visitors’ centre at the Masaya Volcano National Park is a joy, lined with lovely, hand-painted dioramas and displays that attempt to explain how Nicaragua’s array of volcanoes came into being. Further inside the...
Snaps - September 2014

Snaps – September 2014

Yet another month’s worth of touring reduced to a dozen or so rotten photographs. The other pages in this ‘Snaps’ series are lurking, a little sheepishly, behind this link.     Half the rooms at the Paradise Inn, where we waited out a day of storms, are named and themed after countries, with garish murals...
Caught on camera

Caught on camera

We don’t often lament our inability to take a decent photograph. Our point-and-click Panasonic and Ruth’s iPhone well enough serve their purpose – not creating wonderful, fit-for-print photographs but collecting a series of aides-mémoire, snapshots to jog our recall of sights and experiences we could never tame with a camera. We trust our memories to...
Snaps - August 2014

Snaps – August 2014

A day late, our monthly collection of holiday snaps for which we couldn’t find a place elsewhere on this site. Previous months in this ‘Snaps’ series can be found by clicking here; and there are hundreds more pictures on our Flickr page.     Medellín’s Feria de las Flores (Festival of the Flowers) is one...
Snaps - July 2014

Snaps – July 2014

Welcome to this month’s edition of Amateur Photographers. As ever, past months in this ‘Snaps’ series can be reached by clicking here; and you can see plenty more on our Flickr page.     Five minutes after Colombia’s exit from the World Cup, the bottom had completely fallen out of the local vuvuzela market. Mocoa,...
Snaps - June 2014

Snaps – June 2014

Aside from yesterday’s lengthy Quito post, we haven’t written much here about our month in Ecuador. We suspect our typically ordinary photographs may not illustrate quite how much we enjoyed it, but enjoy it we did. (As always, you can find past posts in this monthly ‘Snaps’ series by clicking here.)     As soon...
Snaps - May 2014

Snaps – May 2014

A dozen or so photos from the digital equivalent of the cutting-room floor. Clicking on any image will improve the resolution, but sadly won’t improve the quality of the photography. For past months in this ‘Snaps’ series, click here; and find literally hundreds more where these came from on our Flickr page.     The...