Action Lee

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lucca, Italy

Lucca in is the central Italian region of Tuscany. It is protected by thick 16th century walls - and Action Lee.
As you can see from the photo Action has joined the ranks of the Carabinieri, Italy's military police.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Machu Picchu, Peru

Action Lee was photographed by Lucy Morgan overlooking Machu Picchu - the pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level.

Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Inca Empire.

Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Since it was not plundered by the Spanish when they conquered the Incas, it is especially important as a cultural site and is considered a sacred place.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Action Lee - Behind the scenes

These rare 'behind the scenes' stills show photographer Will Williams at work with Action Lee in Trogir, Croatia.
Taken way back in September 2007 they illustrate the lengths people will go to get the right type of shot.
The finished photo can be seen here:

Ibiza, Spain

Here's Action Lee topping up his tan on the fun and sunshine island of Ibiza in Spain.
Many thanks to Stephen for suppling the photos - which are so numerous they can't all be displayed here.

Coba, Mexico

The blog may be out-of-date but Action Lee has still been busy seeing the world.
This photo was sent in by Christine Busette way back in July 2008.
Action Lee is resting at the foot of a Mayan Pyramid in Coba, Mexico.
Coba means "ruffled waters", and is derived from the five lakes in the vicinity.
It is one of the oldest Mayan settlements on the peninsular and over 10,000 miles away from his last port of call (Cambodia)!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Action Lee on the Moon!

OK, he's not really on the Moon. Action Lee has now traveled over 74,000 miles. Roughly equivalent to 3 times around the Equator or 1/3 of the way to the Moon.

To celebrate this little landmark this photo was knocked-up.

It was acheived using an authentic wardrobe, green screen backdrop technology and a little Photoshop magic.

So, about as authentic as the official Apollo Moon photos!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bokor Hill, Cambodia

Action Lee visited the remains of the hotel at Bokor Hill Station, 3000ft above sea level.

It was a getaway for ex-pats and the wealthy in the 1950s and 1960s to escape the heat and humidity of Pnom Penh, but fell into ruin after the Khmer Rouge used it as a garrison.

It was one of the Khmer Rouge 's last strongholds, but now it's covered in a red lichin moss.

Action Lee is stood with Andy Kervell.

Kiruna, Lapland.

Action Lee has travelled 300 km inside the Artic Circle to Kiruna in Lapland.

The temperature was minus 10 degrees!

The photo shows him sharing a frosty handshake with Kyle Fortune in front of the 'Arctica' signpost.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Istanbul, Turkey

Historically known as Byzantium and later Constantinople, Action Lee took in the sights of the Blue Mosque & the Bosphorus. Being the only metropolis in the world situated on two continents he took a trip across the river to step into Asia for an afternoon.

Here he is with his travel companion Andy Pringle, all round good guy and Editor of the Fifth Gear website.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Manukan Island, Borneo

Sticking with Caroline & Paul Action Lee popped across to Borneo.

He is relaxing on the beach of the dolphin shaped Manukan Island - one of the best tropical island destinations in Borneo.

Located about 20 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu, Manukan Island is blessed with a long stretch of white sandy beach.

Elgin Bridge, Singapore

Action Lee has travelled to Singapore with Caroline & Paul Shaw.
Here he is seen in front of the Elgin Bridge that spans across the Singapore River and links the Downtown Core to the Singapore River Planning Area.
The existing bridge was completed in 1929, and was named after a Governor-General of India, Lord Elgin (1862–1863). As this was the first bridge to be built across the river, the two roads leading to it were named North Bridge Road and South Bridge Road accordingly.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Split, Croatia.

Actually this is Trogir near Split, an up and coming resort town on the Dalmatian Coast.

Action Lee took time to take in the vistas before posing alongside Paul Barker in front of the Adriatic Sea.

Motoring and wedding photographer Will Williams was on duty behind the lens.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Kawasaki KLR650

Today Action Lee took delivery of a Kawasaki KLR650 dirt bike.

Often described as the Swiss Army Penknife of the bike world it's a great all rounder - good on or off road.

Maybe he will take it on a road trip across somewhere extreme like the Artic or the Sahara.

Anyone else up for it?

Friday, August 03, 2007

Amsterdam, Holland

Land of clogs, edam, tulips, windmills, dope & whores - Action Lee is in Holland!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees are a range of mountains in southwest Europe that form a natural border between France and Spain.

They separate the Iberian Peninsula from France, and extend for about 430 km from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.

Here's Action Lee with his travel buddies Samantha Dewhirst (L) and Holly Evans (R).

Photo by Sophie Allen.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Pisa, Italy

The classic perspective trick - Action Lee providing some much needed support to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Italian builders, eh?

Michelangelo's David - Florence, Italy

First unveiled in 1504, the Statue of David by Michelangelo is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created to commemorate the independence of the Florentine Republic.

Action Lee mimics the pose in front of a copy statue in Florence's Piazza Della Signoria.

Lee's gone to Iceland!

Action Lee has made it to the world's most Northern capital - Reykjavik, Iceland.
Here he is relaxing at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's most unique and popular attraction. Guests enjoy bathing and relaxing in the warm (37-39°C) Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin.

The Blue Lagoon holds six million liters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours.

Judging by the coat, the weather looks a little too cold for A.L. to dive in!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Essaouira, Morocco

Action Lee is on the top of the L'Heure Bleu Hotel in Essaouira on the west coast of Morocco, which is a holiday resort for those looking to get away from the heat of the interior of the country.
It's a port town and regarded as one of the best ports for shipping. The Spanish, French and Brits all tried to conquer it but with no success.
The Medina is a World Heritage site and Action Lee had a stroll through the maze of streets where you can buy anything from a carpet to a scooter.

Venice, Italy

The Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy. Action Lee was travelling with Claire Kennedy who sent in this photo.

Paris, France

Action Lee has moved on to Paris, the capital of France.
He visited all the sites including the Louvre, Notre Dame and as seen here - The Eiffel Tower.
The photo was taken and sent in by Aleksandra and Konrad.

Marseilles, France

Here is Action Lee in Marseilles, France. This marina was the setting for the classic 1971 film 'The French Connection'.

If only Lee had a porkpie hat to complete the Popeye Doyle look.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sant Guim De Freixenet, Spain

Action Lee returns to Spain, or Cataluña to be precise.

Sant Guim De Freixenet is in the Lérida area of the Province of Cataluña. It is the home town of Eirika Sole Gudjonsdottir, who sent in this photo of Action Lee in front of a tractor.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Action Lee travelled to South Africa with Patrick & Julia Dodd-Noble.

Here he is in front of Bloukrans Bridge - the highest single span bridge in the world, 20 km outside Port Elizabeth.

The world's highest bungee jump is operated from here, but reports of Action Lee participating are unconfirmed.

He has now travelled 39, 223.55 miles.

Barcelona, Spain

Here's Action Lee with his new best friend Sergi Guinon Campos.

They are standing outside the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's yet to be finished cathedral in Barcelona.