In Land’s End, the coastal area on the western fringe of San Francisco, sits the ruins of the Sutro Baths. Over a century ago, this was the world’s largest swimming pool complex, but over time it fell into disrepair, and then in 1966 was destroyed by fire.
On the west coast of Ireland sit the famous Cliffs of Moher, otherwise known as the Cliffs of Insanity from the movie The Princess Bride. On this day, we were lucky enough to be there for a spectacular sunset, when the place was devoid of the usual throngs of tourists.
In the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge sits an old and somewhat run-down amusement park: Luna Park Sydney. Made famous by its giant clown-faced entrance, the park is a fantastic place to take colourful photos.
After we got married in Thailand, we had our honeymoon in Borneo. Among mountain climbing, temple-gazing, and snorkelling, we saw many amazing kinds of wildlife. Seeing orangutans in the wild was very special, but I also love the proboscis monkeys, with their humanoid noses and sitting postures.
When I took this photo, I knew I’d soon be moving away from my hometown. Looking back on it now, I’m filled with a mix of emotions. Such a famous scene, captured millions of times and reproduced in countless ways, is also so familiar, the place I grew up in, and know so well. I am far away from it now, but it will always be a part of me.