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I took today’s photo last night from the roof of the TFL HQ at St James Park in London. 

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Having recently been to Bologna and seen their own leaning tower, I was reminded of the original and more famous one in Pisa. I saw it with wife and friends in March 2003 on a beautiful spring day. Things went downhill fast afterwards after we travelled onto Florence….

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The beauty of having a smart phone on you at all times is that you always have a decent camera to hand should the opportunity present itself.  As a frequent visitor to London for work, I often have the opportunity to snap something interesting.  Yesterday for example I had a meeting at the RAC building […]

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Apart from the Alcazar, the other must see is the huge and mightily impressive Mezquita. The Moorish mosque has unmistakable arches as well as a wonderful carved ceiling and ornate mihrab. It also now houses a Catholic cathedral within its midst – sacrilege to many and certainly out of place by my reckoning.    

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If you follow my blog regularly, you will know that I love an overseas train journey. Prior to my most recent tour of North East Italy and Switzerland I had completed 191 such trips on foreign rails. It now stands at over 200! Bologna to Venice Santa Lucia After a memorable 36 hours in Bologna […]

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Today’s photo comes from Cordoba in Spain. The small city is a beautiful place to visit and the Alcazar and their gardens a must see. The gardens are immaculate as this picture illustrates.

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I took this photo of Alhambra in Granada in September 2004. Framed by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the iconic Moorish structure looks wonderful. I thoroughly recommend a visit – if you do go make sure you book an entry time in advance to avoid queues and disappointment.

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This week’s Friday Photo comes from the end of my recent trip to Italy and Switzerland.  It shows the waterfront and old town of central Zurich.  We loved the city even though it was eye wateringly expensive (a 5 minute taxi ride was around £20).

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I am a huge Harry Potter fan and am reduced to child like tendencies in the presence of anything HP.  I ventured to Kings Cross Station in London yesterday and was delighted to find a shop dedicated to the literary works of the wizardly tale.   Inside stood a veritable treasure trove of Potter paraphernalia […]

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Tonight Wales unexpectedly play a Euro 16 semi-final in Lyon.  They play Portugal who are favourites to win, but then again Belgium were even hotter favourites in the previous round when Wales prevailed 3-1. With the football spotlight on the country and interest in the nation stirred across Europe, tourism may well benefit too.  Wales […]

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