There are two smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris by La Seine.  One stands near the Musee d’Orsay on the Left Bank and further up the Seine near the Eiffel Tower at Pont de Grenelle stands the second. This is a picture of the latter taken from the batobus. 


Where to take Mrs Wilbur for our 16th wedding anniversary this weekend? Paris of course! For the first time we stayed near the Eiffel Tower, allowing Mrs Wilbur to take this shot after our anniversary meal on Friday night.

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This photo was taken in 2005 as we approached Bonifacio in Corsica by ferry from Sardinia.


Armed with a gratis all day travel pass, we set off for our first port of call, the Punt Muragl funicular. We left the Chesa Spuondas Hotel with a veritable spring in our steps as we skipped along the meadow path that led to the village of Champfer and our bus to the mountains. With time […]


The Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold)  in Seville taken in 2011 from the Guadalquivir River. Built in the 13th Century it was erected by the Almohad Caliphate originally as a watchtower and was later to become a prison during the Middle Ages.  


With the Olympic Games drawing to a close, it has certainly been a golden event for Team GB with 27 Gold Medals. To honour this amazing feat here are a random selection of photos with a golden hue. From top to bottom – Segovia Cathedral Spain, Monk Laos, Eiffel Tower, Hotel Baron Aleppo, Palmyra Syria, […]


The SS Great Britain, Bristol


The church at Trun near St Moritz, Switzerland. 

Last week I went to the Sky Garden in London and was afforded some superb views.  Situated in Fenchurch Street, it is free to go to but you have to book in advance – well worth the effort. 


We arrived at the train station buoyed by our Bernina Express experience and were about to embark on even more fun once I had got over the 7 minute taxi fare costing £22! Arriving at the Chesa Spuondas around ten it had pretty much gone to sleep already. We were met by a cheery porter […]