This is the fourteenth edition of my bi-weekly series, Friday Fix, a quick burst of inspiration to spur you (and me) on through our final day in the office. The idea of these photos is to give you a glimpse of some of the most incredible places I've ever found in a format you can digest in your coffee break...
As is often the way with whatever's on your doorstep, I'd never been all that excited about travelling in France. After a few hours hurtling round the Alpes' deadly mountain roads, I began to
realise my mistake.
Without ever knowing it was there, I was suddenly surrounded by the Vercors Massif, some of the highest rock formations I've ever seen. This group of alien limestone cliffs, vertical and imposing as The Wall,* apparently culminate in flat plateaus at the top, though I never got up there myself.
Tiny villages, made up of buildings far from the conformity of their modern equivalent, had a refreshing lack of straight lines.
Had the Summer lasted I could have swum in those rivers forever...
*Unnecessary Game of Thrones reference for anyone living under a rock.
Previous editions of Friday Fix:
The faces of Angkor Thom, Cambodia. -South East Asia
Nanuya Balavu Island,
the mountains, Morocco. -North Africa
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Plaza de España, Seville, Spain.
- Scoor beach, Mull, Scotland. -Western Europe
- A sobering walk down the river in Siem Reap. -South East Asia
- Milford Sound, New Zealand. -Oceania
- Parade of the Giants, Marrakesh. -Northern Africa
- Moscow's Metro Stations. -Russia
- Angkor Watt and pink water-lilies at sunrise. -South East Asia
- Naxos, Greece. -Europe
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
-South East Asia