2019

Budapest

It’s the second time I have been to Budapest, and the first with a camera. Having made the trip for to my brothers stag, I was keen to carve out some time for photography.

Hungary’s capital has everything anyone could want from a major city. Cheap(er) beer, all kinds of international food, excellent bars, and of course, picturesque tourist attractions. It makes for an excellent holiday destination which can easily explored over a long weekend.

Below are a selection of images made with the trusty Leica M240 and the Zeiss 50mm f2.0.

Central Market Hall - Clifford Darby 2010

Central Market Hall - Clifford Darby 2010

Central Market Hall - Clifford Darby 2019

Central Market Hall - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest - Clifford Darby 2019

In love and slightly out of focus - Clifford Darby 2019

In love and slightly out of focus - Clifford Darby 2019

Subway - Clifford Darby 2019

Subway - Clifford Darby 2019

Hungarian Freedomfighter - Clifford Darby 2019

Hungarian Freedomfighter - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest Festival of Folk Arts - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest Festival of Folk Arts - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest Festival of Folk Arts - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest Festival of Folk Arts - Clifford Darby 2019

Drinking at blue hour - Clifford Darby 2019

Drinking at blue hour - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest, late afternoon - Clifford Darby 2019

Budapest, late afternoon - Clifford Darby 2019

The Danube River - Clifford Darby 2019

The Danube River - Clifford Darby 2019

Parliament of Budapest - Clifford Darby 2019

Parliament of Budapest - Clifford Darby 2019

Sundown - Clifford Darby

Sundown - Clifford Darby

Burger Bar Italiano

Okay, so the subject of this short blog isn’t actually called “Burger Bar Italiano”, although I wish it was. In fact, it’s Italy’s very own 1950’s American Diner. Compete with waitresses on roller skates, neon lights, pinball machines and greasy burgers!

As I was in my way back to the train station in Florence I stumbled upon this absolute gem. Pretty drunk and wobbly, I managed to bag a few images of the staff and surroundings before having to leg it for my train.

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

Brando - Clifford Darby 2019

Brando - Clifford Darby 2019

Made with love - Clifford Darby 2019

Made with love - Clifford Darby 2019

Route 66 - Clifford Darby 2019

Route 66 - Clifford Darby 2019

My tour guide - Clifford Darby 2019

My tour guide - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

The 50’s American Diner - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes

Although we didn’t do as much moving around in France as we usually do, we did ensure we had a day allocated for a day trip to Antibes. The original plan was to head from where we stay in Fréjus westward, along the coast to Marseille. Unfortunately the weather would either be ludicrously hot, or really stormy. In the end, we decided to head east to Antibes.

Seafront

The old town in Antibes is enclosed by a 16th-century rampart which makes for a wonderful viewing platform of the beachs, port and architecture.

Looking out to sea - Clifford Darby 2019

Looking out to sea - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes - Clifford Darby 2019

A view of Port Vauban with Fort Carré in the distance - Clifford Darby 2019

A view of Port Vauban with Fort Carré in the distance - Clifford Darby 2019

Grand Roue - Clifford Darby 2019

Grand Roue - Clifford Darby 2019

Plage de la Gravette Beach - Clifford Darby 2019

Plage de la Gravette Beach - Clifford Darby 2019

Markets

The markets in Antibes were some of the nicest we’ve visited. The fruit and veg market was very narrow and hot, but intimate, which made it ideal for making photographs.

A street market selling antiques and ‘bric-à-brac’ - Clifford Darby 2019

A street market selling antiques and ‘bric-à-brac’ - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Marché Provençal - Clifford Darby 2019

Antibes