Category Archives: Europe

  1. Wordless Wednesday ~ Olympic Stadium: Athens

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    Wednesday 11 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  2. Stunning cathedral of Pompei

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    Sunday 08 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This is the magnificent Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei. This Roman Catholic cathedral is a …
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  3. Architecture of Syros

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    Saturday 07 May, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    The Greek island of Syros is the northernmost isle of the Cyclades, and covers 83 sq km (32 sq miles) with …
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  4. Wordless Wednesday ~ Sicilian Backstreets

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    Wednesday 20 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime (II)

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    Saturday 16 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge memory trigger of ‘Dinnertime’ is of a great little Mexican place we found in a small …
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  6. Wordless Wednesday ~ Trinità dei Monti

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    Wednesday 06 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape (III)

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    Sunday 03 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My third ‘Landscape’ entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the beautiful area of Mavrovo Lake, in the western hills of the …
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  8. Wordless Wednesday ~ Hellenic Parliament

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    Wednesday 23 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  9. Wordless Wednesday ~ All Saints Church

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    Wednesday 17 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Time (IV)

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    Monday 08 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and final entry Weekly Photo Challenge image is the clock tower in the centre of Bitoal, in …
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  11. Wordless Wednesday ~ San Martino, Siracusa, Sicily

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    Wednesday 03 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio (I)

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    Friday 20 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a weird sight, but actually it represents the Triskelion or Trinacria, …
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  13. Fishing vessel: Syros, Greek Cyclades

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    Saturday 24 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  14. Stavros the dog!

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    Wednesday 30 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Even though I was brought up with dogs, and decades later still have a farm pooch, I’m not one to …
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  15. The church at dawn

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    Thursday 17 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This small orthodox church sat atop a hilltop on a Greek island in the Dodecanese was dark and mysterious as …
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  16. View from Leros island

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    Tuesday 15 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  17. Serene Sunday

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    Sunday 13 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  18. Orthodox Cathedral: Naxos, Greece

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    Tuesday 01 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  19. Modern Datça

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    Saturday 29 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having posted about the ancient cities of Burgaz and Knidos, both on the Datça peninsula on the western coast of …
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  20. The FIRST Knidos…

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    Thursday 27 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Found these old walls the other day when out tramping around Datça, a peninsula on the western coast of Turkey …
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  21. The town church

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    Thursday 27 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  22. Bell Tower

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    Saturday 22 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The bell tower next to the cathedral in Pothia, Kalymnos A fine structure that is a dream to photograph Would …
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  23. The Bakery

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    Tuesday 18 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Just love this elegant little backstreet bakery 🙂 Pothia, Kalymnos, Dodecanese, Greece . .

  24. Cathedral Square

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    Thursday 13 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the cathedral in Pothia, Kalymnos With its beautiful mosaic courtyard .

  25. Images of Naxos hinterland (2 of 2)

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    Sunday 24 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In the first of this two-parter about the Greek Cyclades island of Naxos, you’ll have seen a few general pics of …
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  26. Images of Naxos hinterland (1 of 2)

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    Sunday 17 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Naxos was a fleeting visit for us; sandwiched between time spent on a couple of other Greek islands, Astypalea and …
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  27. Greek Goats

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    Sunday 12 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We are so used to seeing goats all over the place. Our neighbouring farms keep them, we hear them every …
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  28. The ‘other’ bikes of Syros

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    Thursday 26 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having mentioned the top-end bikes we came across on the Cyclades island of Syros, one mustn’t think that all the …
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  29. Top end bikes of Syros

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    Wednesday 25 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Like most islands in Greece, the Cyclades island of Syros is no different in terms of having an abundance of …
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  30. Snack Lunch, Cyclades Style

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    Tuesday 10 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I could so eat this right now – my absolute favourite snack. How about you? .

  31. Odd find on a Greek island!

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    Wednesday 04 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How’s this for an odd find? Look at the photo below; anything seem out of place? . . Look again, …
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  32. Tower of Ayia

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    Saturday 28 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Naxos is one of the Cyclades, a Greek island chain close enough to home for us to get to, albeit …
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  33. Memories of Derbyshire

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    Friday 06 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sunday mornings, Out on the bike, On roads like these… . . A look back at days gone by, living …
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  34. Greek Island Garbage Guy

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    Thursday 05 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Island life is generally different wherever you go, and the Greek Dodecanese are no different. The pace of life is much slower, and …
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  35. Greek Island Cats

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    Wednesday 04 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a doggie person I guess on the whole, having grown up with various woofers in the house since I …
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  36. Memories of Loch Ness and a Young Punk

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    Sunday 01 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Some of the most famous lochs of Scotland have roads that hug the edge of the water for miles on …
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  37. Scotland – Final Photos

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    Saturday 31 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I think this is my last in the series of images of Scotland. I had another root around the big …
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  38. Tiny Church of Telendos

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    Saturday 31 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One of our favourite haunts is the Greek island of Kalymnos, part of the Dodecanese chain in the Aegean Sea, …
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  39. Back in Scotland

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    Sunday 25 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Once more I delve into the photo box in search of more Scottish scenes, and I think I struck lucky. …
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  40. Images of Scotland

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    Sunday 18 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After the earlier post from Scotland seemed so popular, I got to digging through my box of old prints once …
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  41. Visiting Scotland

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    Sunday 11 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With the rib injury, I’ve recently had a chance to dig through my old box of photographic prints, and even …
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  42. Adding Perspective, or Some Bloke Got In The Way?

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    Thursday 08 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  43. Wordless Wednesday ~ Greek Sunrise

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    Wednesday 24 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ (III)

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    Sunday 27 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken from the back of the high speed catamaran …
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  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ (II)

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    Saturday 26 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, near Rome, Italy. Taken by …
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  46. Battle of Leros

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    Sunday 02 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . Last summer Clan Spike headed across the short stretch of water that separates our country of Turkey, with that …
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  47. Greek Islands & White Paint

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    Sunday 15 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There are some views from this planet that really don’t warrant any form of introduction or explanatory note. You know, …
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  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (III)

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    Tuesday 03 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Let there be light…!  Clan Spike’s third and final entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is not from Turkey …
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  49. Teenage Camping, Soggy Style

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    Monday 02 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Uncle Spike owns a bicycle which rusts away happily in the garage. Yes, I’m not exactly one of those ‘keen …
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  50. A Bit Of Dutch Hospitality

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    Tuesday 08 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Sometime around 10pm on a dark rainy autumn evening in 1987, I arrived in the small town of Hoofddorp, just …
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