Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Toast of Europe

Welcome to the 'Toast of Europe' - a collection of holiday snaps from over the years that might just tempt you to take the sun somewhere in Europe this year. From Amsterdam to Portugal and a few places in between - and many of these places have truly inspired quite a few of my full length novels. Cheers, one and all.

Canal Cruising, Amsterdam

April 25th Bridge across the Tagus, Lisbon

Diamonds in Amsterdam

North Tenerife  

Algar Seco, Portugal 

Algar Seco from a yacht at sea,  The Algarve, Portugal

Le Cathedral de Notre Dame, Paris

The Christmas Shop, Amsterdam

Monument to the Discoveries, Banks of the Tagus, Belem, Lisbon

Jeronimos Cathedral, Lisbon 

Pension Mont Blanc, Les Marecottes, Switzerland

On the Mont Blanc slopes

Rossi, the heart of Lisbon
And that's a big 'Cheers' from me too...
Inside Algar Seco, The Algarve, Portugal
Cruising the Garonne, France
The Dutch Bulb Fields
Foia, Monchique Mountains, Portugal
La Graciosa from Mirador del Rio, Lanzarote
The Azores
Casteloma, Italy

Cherbourg, France (Normandy) 

The Mont Blanc Approaches
Anne Franks House, Amsterdam
Utrecht, Holland
Basel, Switzerland
Collarado, The Pyrenees , Spain
Cabo Sao Vicente
The Marina at Lagos
Yachting of  Porto do Mos, The Algarve
Algar Seco from the balcony
A beach near Masapalamas, Gran Canaria
Our holiday retreat in  Corralejo, Fuerteventura, the Canaries
Putting out from Lagos Marina
Portimao from Ferragudo, Portugal

Sunset on the cliffs at Carvoiero, Portugal
also the book cover for 'Sunset'
a collection of poetry

Wherever you are going  for your holidays, stay safe and enjoy.
Me ? I'll be writing by a pool somewhere in the sunshine. It's most relaxing between meals, drinks, long walks,  and sight-seeing. Readers of  Paul Anthony will soon  realise the connection between some of these photographs and the books. Amsterdam and Dublin = Moonlight Shadows and Behead the Serpent,
The Azores = The Conchenta Conundrum
.... and so on....

Photography - With thanks to Margaret Scougal and Alan Pattinson