Frames from Singapore

    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023
    • Frames from Singapore from the Withers trip 2023

    We’re packing and getting ready for our homeward journey tonight in Paris. We’ve got three flights left, and the longest ones just earned us a text message from Qantas letting us know that the four of us had been upgraded to business class (RIP my points balance). We’ve got a few nights in Singapore left and it’s back to the Southern Gold Coast after almost a year away.

    So because I’m a big nerd, these are our family travel stats since we left home last September and listed our home on Airbnb:

    • Photos on my phone: 10,017
    • Days away from home: 354
    • Flight hours: 87
    • Airbnbs and hotel rooms: 52
    • Flights: 50
    • Airports: 23
    • Cars (rented/borrowed/owned): 17
    • Countries: 10
    • Boats: 3
    • Children: 2
    • Eurostars: 1
    • MacBooks that survived a glass of whisky being spilt on them: 0
    • Brown hairs left on my head: -6

    I walked out of the house this morning and a man was urinating onto the street, facing in my direction, two metres away. I called out that he was disgusting and he stared at me in the eyes.

    After riding a scooter across town to a store I walked upon a lady on the street bent over and attending to her monthly needs.

    Just now walking to the grocery store I witnessed a man with both hands amputated smoking a cigarette, his two arms acting as two fingers.

    The Parisians have really left their mark on me today.

    After two months in London, across regional Austria, Liechtenstein, regional Italy, Puglia, and Tuscany, it is so refreshing for my soul to be walking the streets of Paris again tonight.

    I could walk the streets of Paris and New York City for the rest of my days and never get bored or lose inspiration.

    Driving from Siena, Italy, to Graz, Austria, today Goldie and I were looking for somewhere to stop for lunch and we decided on this place named after a beach in Los Angeles.

    I took Brittโ€™s Fuji X-S10 with the 27mm f/2.8 for a play while we were there.

    โœˆ๏ธ Flighty 3 is a private frequent flyers social network!

    One of my most-used and favourite apps is Flighty, and they’ve just announced a new version that’s basically a frequent flyer’s private social network. I love it! Flighty 3.0 is the new way to share your flying with family and friends. Keep track of your loved ones, not flight numbers. Another industry-first from Flighty. Flighty Friends - Connect with family and friends once, then you can see each other trips and get alerts โ€” automatically and ongoing.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Our last Monday in Puglia

    A birds eye view of Martina Franca, in southern Puglia, where we’ve been hanging out this month.

    In these photos, happening at the same time, is a funeral procession, a dance contest, and an opera, amongst whatever else the 49,000 residents are getting up to.

    There’s also two 360 photos of Martina Franca in this embed, a higher and lower shot, look for the hotspots when you’re scrolling around.

    ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿš Fifteen of Monopoliโ€™s best from my Mavic in Puglia yesterday

    โ›ช๏ธ I did it, I finally did it. I crucified the sun.

    … and other photos from the sunset over Monopoli, Puglia, this afternoon ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

    ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ–๏ธ Family day at the beach at Cala Maka. The beach is apparently/allegedly called Torre Canne Nord Prima della Casa Grigia, which translated from Italian means, North Canne Tower Before the Gray House, which is the most romantic beach name I’ve ever read.

    Good luck ever naming a beach better than that.

    ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Whereโ€™s Joshโ€™o? An update

    Just going on the record for everyone who asks where we are, where weโ€™re living now, and if weโ€™re ever coming home to Australia: weโ€™re in Italy then Paris and Singapore between now and getting home to the Gold Coast late August. Iโ€™m back to work and at your service making weddings and elopements from August 22, 2023. Iโ€™ve got travel around Australia and New Zealand for weddings and elopements through the end of this year and early next year before we head back to Europe in 2024.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 40 degrees celsius today in Martina Franca, but the second you step into the shade the temperature drops about fifteen of those bad boy degrees.

    ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Alberobello, Puglia

    ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Polignano a Mare, Puglia

    ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Sunday frames from Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy

    ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Tuesday at Spiaggia Lido Silvana, Puglia, Italy

    Temple of Valadier: Refuge for sinners

    Over 1000 years old, this sanctuary in Genga’s Frasassi Caves was intended to be a refuge from sinners, but when you see it from a sky, it looks like the church itself is seeking refuge from the world. The temple you now see was complete in 1827 under the suggestion of Pope Leo XII. For all this time it was called the Temple of Valadier but recent study has revealed that Giuseppe Valadier, its namesake architect, didn’t design it at all.

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    Rate my desk (June 2023 edition)

    For the past ten months, my and my family’s non-clothing and non-toiletries life has completely lived inside a Think Tank camera bag and it will do so for another 50 days. I took the opportunity this afternoon to do a quick audit, headcount, and make sure everything I was carrying was necessary, and inspired by the Hemispheric Views podcast segment ‘Rate my desk’ I thought I would submit my ‘desk away from home’ to the internets.

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    It’s normally pretty hard to try and fit an entire nation in one photo. It’s a little bit easier if you’re making a 360 panoramic photo. But still, most nations don’t fit.

    So I can proudly say I think I got almost all of Liechtenstein in this photo.

    I have a confession to make.

    I didn’t know “The Alps” were a thing. I thought people referred to “the alps” when they referred to alpine areas.

    This probably explains why I nerded out pretty hard when I got to the Alps and kept on typing the alps and all my computing devices would autocorrect to The Alps.

    Anyway, here’s a 360 photo of a part of the Alps from Kufstein in Austria.

    And another from Lake Wolfgang

    Lichtenstein 3D

    One of my childhood happy memories was receiving gifts from my Aunty Tracey who lived in Lichtenstein. She was always sending Liechtenstein paraphernalia and propaganda and I was here for it. For over 30 years Iโ€™ve kept this magical vision in my mind of what the richest country per capita on earth would look like. How safe could a country with no defence force feel? How do you even get to a country that has no airport?

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    Watched the sun set into Germany across the German/Austrian border tonight.

    Withers on film in Hawaii

    Withers on film at the TWA Hotel.

    Man, I loved this hotel!

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