The Rio–Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At over 13 km long it’s the second longest in South America

The most famous grave in the cemetery is the site where Eva Peron is laid to rest. It is said that such was her popularity in the whole of South America that florists the length of the continent sold out of flowers during the mourning period. Recoleta Cemetery is an amazing collection of extravagant graves […]

Bled Island, Lake Bled, Slovenia

Europe is blessed with many beautiful lakes and Bled is definitely up there with the best that Switzerland or Italy can offer. A perfect spot for beating Monday morning blues.

Salzburg is right up there with my favourite European cities and memories of my numerous visits there always lift the spirits.

I first traversed the 21 arched Glenfinnan Viaduct in the late nineties, long before the magnificent structure was brought to mainstream attention through the marvellous Harry Potter films. I travelled on the Jacobite steam train back then, something that I repeated in 2009. From the train the pictures were not great, no matter how far […]

We are coming to the end of a wonderful week in the Dales. The weather has been great, the one bedroom dog friendly cottage excellent and most of all the Dales are simply stunning. When we booked we had no idea that there was a set of beautiful waterfalls a stone’s throw away. Situated on […]

The current cathedral was built in 1180, though the site has been a place of worship since 672. The cathedral has free entry and is beautiful inside and out and is the largest place of worship in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Visit their website for a potted history and details of events.

We drove from the M6 to Wensleydale yesterday. Stunning scenery.

Today is Labour Day or International Workers Day throughout the world, a day to celebrate the lot of workers & to reflect on the fruits that their labours bring, whilst also honouring the rights of workers to divide their working day into three lots of eight hours, one for work, one for recreation and one […]

The 9-metre tall Meeting Place statue at St Pancras is a wonderful piece of art. Sculpted by renowned sculptor Paul Day and unveiled in 2007, the piece will have been seen by millions. The attention to detail of the frieze is astonishing. The depth and feeling of each section deserves a long gaze. I always […]