Category Castles

Monday Morning Blues – Holy Island, Northumberland

This morning’s picture comes from just over a week ago, which I took on our UK tour. We arrived on the island by boat from Seahouses and found the place almost deserted as the tide was in making it inaccessible by car at that time. You can see the 16th Century built Lindisfarne Castle in […]

Euro 2010 Match Day 10 – Italy v Wales

We come now to the final rounds of group marches. Italy have already qualified for the knockout stages and Wales are expected to join them. The match is played in Rome as all Italy’s matches have thus far. Italy Venice is unique amongst cities for its coexistence with the water that surrounds it and often […]

Friday Photo – Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is rumoured to have been the inspiration for Disney’s castle. There are plenty of other candidates but I am sure it had some influence. We drove there a few years ago from Munich to the site in south-west Bavaria. A fierce snowstorm accompanied us for much of the journey, and returning after dark […]

Syria Before The Conflict Part Five, Saladin’s Castle & Memory Tricks

Are you ever convinced of something only to find that the memory has played tricks on you? Well this happened to me whilst chronicling my 2009 Syria trip. I have just discovered some notes I scribbled along the way and have found two long held beliefs to be incorrect. First of all we visited in […]