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Category Denmark

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]

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Sunday Photo 28

Following on from Friday’s photo taken in Bratislava, here is another statue of the revered Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. This one was taken in his snowy home city of Copenhagen in February 2011, where his likeness sits gazing across the street to the entrance of the famous Tivoli Gardens.

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #2 – The Nordics

Interrail trips two and three took me to Scandinavia, the first in 1989 with Poll again and the second in 1992 with Hamish, who was to become my regular travel buddy over the last three decades. The scenery was absolutely stunning and some of the feats of engineering to cut train lines into the dramatic […]

Friday Photo 2

This photo was taken in snowy Nyhavn, Copenhagen in February 2009, where we were treated to a winter wonderland. I had taken Mrs Wilbur for her first visit to Scandinavia on the understanding that she accompany me to the FC Copenhagen  v Manchester City UEFA Cup match. I had been to Copenhagen several times on […]