La Grand Place

In the centre of Brussels, Belgium
In the centre of Brussels, Belgium

This square in the centre of Brussels is a World Heritage Site.

I visited this place last month. It is not the biggest square I have seen, like Tianenmen Square in Beijing or Red Square in Moscow, but it is surrounded by some beautiful buildings and some delicious waffle shops.

Cheating in rugby

This is not real blood
This is not real blood

This mouth injury is a fake. This is not real blood. It is fake blood from a blood capsule from a joke shop.

But it is no joke. This fake injury in the last minute of an important rugby match made it possible for a substitute player to come onto the field, and this substitute was a specialist kicker who would try and kick the winning points.

Fortunately the kicker failed to kick the points, so this cheating team lost

Sydney duststorm

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

This is neither sunrise nor sunset. It is the middle of the day.

Sydney and surrounding areas have been hit by a huge duststorm of red sand from the deserts of the outback. What is needed is a thunderstorm to wash all the buildings and roads.

Bruges

The 'Venice' of Belgium
The 'Venice' of Belgium

With a series of canals running through the heart of the city Bruges is one of the most pleasant cities. It tends to get crowded with visitors, and the riverboats are usually full of sightseers, but it still retains its charm.

I was there last month and it really is a great place to visit.

Royal Ballet School

This avenue is almost a mile long
This avenue is almost a mile long

There are not only deer to be found in Richmond Park, in south-west London. There are also ballet dancers.

The Royal Ballet School is located in the centre of the park with no other building in sight, a really picturesque place to learn the fine art of ballet.

Richmond Park stag

Can be found in south-west London
Can be found in south-west London

This red deer stag is taking a rest in a shady spot in Richmond Park, London. This park is one of the largest urban parks in the world (it takes 2 or 3 hours to walk around the perimeter), and is home to herds of hundreds of red deer and fallow deer, which roam wild round the park.

Waddesdon Manor

Donated by the Rothschild family to the National Trust
Donated by the Rothschild family to the National Trust

Waddesdon Manor, in Buckinghamshire, England is a huge place which is visited by more than 350,000 people every year.

Went there myself a few days ago, a splendid building in French style, full of the most expensive objets d’art, but this kind of place always makes me wonder how so much wealth can be concentrated into one family.