We get big big skies over the downs around Wantage and when the clouds gather over the wheat fields it is dramatic and awe inspiring. The storm gathering around Wantage on the day I took this was breathtakingly beautiful.
Looking back along Hadrian's Wall in the Northumberland National Park towards the Roman Barracks at Housesteads. I remember this trip well - thinking it wouldn't rain I left my waterproof trousers in the car and set off. The wind was so strong by the time I had climbed up to the wall and the clouds moving so quickly I failed to spot the horizontal rain. It soon became a very cold and wet walk back to the English Heritage shop for a welcome hot chocolate!
No visit to Venice is complete without a trip to see the Bridge of Sighs, with it's stunning Italian Renaissance architectural features. Gondoliers regularly use the Rio di Palazzo, passing under the Bridge of Sighs - it's hard to imagine a more typically Venetian view than this.
After a rain storm to end all rain storms, Claire and I climbed to the top of a tower within the Alhambra to be greeted with the most amazing panoramic views over the city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was one of those rare days when the light and air is so clear, everything is brought into fantastic clarity for miles and miles in all directions. I can still hear the sounds of the city - birds, car horns, sirens even now.
This precipitous road appeared to simply fall off the edge of the mountain above Geiranger, and the far reaches of the dramatic Geirangerfjord in Norway. Watching coaches 'fall' over the edge was an incredible and nerve racking sight!