Category European Cities

A-Z April Challenge – M is for Montenegro

Montenegro Montenegro is a stunning little country with gorgeous locations. The ancient walled town of Kotor is beautifully located between an alluring fjord and brooding mountains is an absolute joy. When I went in 2011 it was not that well known, which has all changed with it now firmly on the cruise ship itineraries. Like […]

Solidarity Union Museum, Gdansk

A-Z April Challenge – G is for Gdansk Shipyards in Poland

The historic shipyard in Gdansk in Poland, home of the Solidarity Union led by Lech Walesa the first president of the newly independent Poland

Monday Morning Blues – View Of The Port Olimpic In Barcelona

I took this picture from Gaudi’s Parc Guell whilst on honeymoon in 2000. The Port Olimpic was where they held the sailing events in the 1996 Olympics. One of the two towers you can see (on the right) is the fabulous Hotel Arts where we stayed for the first night of our honeymoon.

A-Z April Challenge – D For Doge’s Palace In Venice

Doge’s Palace, Venice

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

David Bowie, Street Art in Manchester's Northern Quarter

David Bowie – Remembering A Genius

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016 Today would have been the 74th birthday of the incomparable David Bowie, perhaps Britain’s finest ever contemporary creative genius. When I heard the news of his death from cancer five years ago, I played Lazarus on my MP3 and bawled my eyes out. I had never […]

Safe Travels in 2021 – Staying Closer To Home (London & Manchester)

It is great news that we seem to be drawing a little closer to all being vaccinated against Covid-19. However, if you are like me, I will be cautious before I rush out and book any of the trips that I would love to make to far flung places. Luckily in the UK we have […]

Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Central Europe

Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Three, UK.

“It takes both sides to build a bridge.” Bath – Pulteney Bridge I mentioned that one of the two bridges in Europe that have shops on them is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Well you guessed it, the second is the one in the beautiful Roman city of Bath, now renowned also for its Georgian […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Two, Northern Europe (Benelux & Scandinavia)

The feats of engineering that have enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Cutting right through mountains, traversing raging rivers and spanning majestic fjords, they have been built with hard toil and ingenious design. Best of all, they not only blend with […]