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Naked Odyssey 2022

Inspired by participation in nude outdoor photo shoots for Spencer Tunick, Matt Granger and Natansky – some pre-organised, others guerilla-style – I resolved that, from 2016, impromptu naked photography would be a part of all my world travels…

England in January and February

For my first travels of 2022, I visited St Ives in Cornwall to catch the ‘Kemeneth‘ exhibition by artist Adam James at Tate St Ives. Whilst there, I also continued my Naked Odyssey with walks along the coast and to megalithic sites. I took comfort from the unseasonable warmth, but less so the climate change it signified.

Under ancient Lanyon Quoit – location map.

The coast near Nanquidno – location map.

On Gwynver Beach – location map.

England in March

In Dorset I continued my long hikes to the sites of great stones, both ancient and modern. Weymouth was my base, from where I took the bus north to Dorchester, thence west to Winterbourne Abbas and walked south to Portesham. Eastwards I went via Wareham to Corfe Castle and further to Studland.

By Hellstone – location map.

In the Valley of the Stones – location map.

Seen at Studland – location map.

Czech Republic in May

At last, the lifting of coronavirus travel restrictions in the UK and many other countries makes travel abroad viable. Even so, I could have done without catching COVID-19 in the two weeks before my flight to Prague. Restored to good health, Esther and I enjoyed grandiosity and greenery in the Czech Republic capital.

Hotel International Prague beyond the Vltava – location map.

Esther by the Vltava – location map.

Bazilika svatého Petra a Pavla beyond the Vltava – location map.

On the viewing terrace at Kinsky Garden – location map.

Across the city to St Vitus Cathedral – location map.

Kosovo in June

A short-break with Esther to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, became a long break when easyJet cancelled four successive flights home. But every day became a bonus. After city sightseeing and a bus trip to Orllan, we enjoyed a joyous solstice music festival in the Zahir Pajaziti amphitheatre and, best of all, Femart.

By the fence of Pristina’s Jewish cemetery – location map.

At the National Library of Kosovo – location map.

Orllan end of Lake Batlava – location map.

In front of the Kosovan government’s office tower – location map.

Esther and the ribbed roof of the Youth and Sports Palace – location map.

Poland in August

Summer in Gdańsk, Poland. I had expected to find a post-industrial port in the early throes of regeneration, but instead found a bright, busy, modern European centre of culture. Elsewhere, I visited Bydgoszcz (trains didn’t make it to Toruń), Malbork, and trekked 14km along the Hel Peninsula beach from Hel to Jaruta.

At the entrance to Hel – location map.

On the sands of Hel – location map.

the odyssey will continue…
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