Category Friday Photo

Friday Photo – Pearl River, Guangzhou, China

As China reels from the shocking virus and the aftermath of the death of whistle blower Dr Li, I am reminded of my only visit thus far to mainland China. It was in the mid 90s when powerhouse China was just starting to emerge. A fascinating short visit that I must blog about soon.

Friday Photo – Copacabana Beach, Rio

Riga Art Nouveau Buildings

Friday Photos – Art Nouveau Architecture, Riga

Riga is famous for its Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil) architecture, a form most popular from the 1890’s until around 1910. There are over 100 buildings of this style in Riga, with the best examples in Alberta Street. The excellent Art Nouveau Museum is also at the end of the same street.

Friday Photo – The House Of Blackheads, Riga

I am on my second visit to Latvia’s capital. This building is named after the African missionary (St Mauritius) who refused German orders to execute locals who refused to convert from paganism to Christianity. This saw him beheaded himself, hence the building name.

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Friday Photo – Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

We visited Iceland in January 2015 for my birthday. What a stunningly beautiful country.

Friday Photo – Wawel Castle, Krakow

The World Heritage site castle was built in the 13th & 14th Centuries in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque styles, initiated by King Casimir III The Great. The views from the top are wonderful, whilst visits to the State Rooms, Armory and the Cathedral situated within the fortification walls are fascinating.

Friday Photo – Christmas Day Concert, Krakow

The St Maurice Orchestra in Krakow’s Church of St Peter & St Paul. Listen to a wonderful rendition of Silent Night in three languages HERE

Husky, Abisko, Sweden

Friday Photo – Huskies, Abisko, Sweden

Friday Photo – Salzburg, Austria

A week ago I was in wonderful Salzburg for some pre-Christmas cheer. The picture shows the Salzach River that bisects the city and the pedestrian Makartsteg bridge, with the cathedral spires and Arenberg Castle in the background.

Friday Photo – Salzburg

Today I am in my favourite pre-Christmas location of Salzburg in Austria. Salzach River, Salzburg, Austria