michael goldblatt’s europe photo gallery
I have always been fascinated by places of religious interest and Fatima in Portugal is no exception. It is not only the people crawling on their knees along the marble path towards the Basilica that I find interesting but also the pilgrims who buy long candles or wax replicas of limbs which they then throw onto the huge gas fires burning along the great square in front of the Basilica.
The ever changing environment one finds driving through Europe – wonderful pastoral landscapes.
Many years ago while I was attending the photography festival in Arles, strolling along the banks of the River Rhone I came across a little boy who jumped out at me from behind a bridge and who pretended to shoot me with his toy gun. He was immediately followed by his father who proceeded to give him a lesson in how to hold the gun.