Red Dust Snow - Simon Bayliss Photography

Red Dust on Snow succinctly describes my passion for not only travelling the diverse regions of eastern Australia but also how to capture this majestic land photographically.

The travel and photography bug bit me twenty years, and I want to connect with others with similar passions for the shared experience and how best to capture it.

My touring is mostly "roads less travelled", and the experience of the journey is more important than the mode (by any means possible, just so long as you do it).

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One of the more prominent natural features of Paris is the 130 metre high Montmartre and it is the site of one of the more recognisable symbols of the city, Sacre Cœur. These two iconic features of Paris are a must for any visitor to the ‘City of Lights’; they are located on the Right Bank just north of the city in the 18th arrondissement. Montmartre is also known as a place of artists, cafes, restaurants and of a life more Bohemian; this is thought to have originated as a result of the area being outside the city limits of Paris and therefore free of the city taxes and also due to the fact that the local nuns made wine so the area became a popular eating and drinking area. Many famous artists lived and stayed in the area including Salvador Dalí, Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. Montmartre is also known as a place of artists, cafes, restaurants and of a life more Bohemian; this is thought to have originated as a result of the area being outside the city limits of Paris and therefore free of the city taxes and also due to the fact that the local nuns made wine so the area became a popular eating and drinking area. Many famous artists lived and stayed in the area including Salvador Dalí, Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. While many associate Montmartre with the white-domed domed Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart), the other church at Montmartre, is Saint Pierre de Montmartre, is claimed to be the site at which the Jesuit Order of the priest was founded.