Category Monday Morning Blues

Monday Morning Blues – Westminster Abbey, London

Today the eyes of the world will be trained on London and especially the abbey as the state funeral of our beloved monarch takes place. I walked alongside the queue to Westminster Hall last Friday, a stroll that brought home just how much Queen Elizabeth II meant to so many people. Rest in peace your […]

Monday Morning Blues – Marseille Old Port in France

Marseille is France’s third biggest city, situated on the south coast close to Provence. We travelled by direct train from London a few years ago and had a wonderful time.

Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Shahrisabz (Timur's Birth City), Uzbekistan

Monday Morning Blues – Ceiling in Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan

Shakhrisabz was the birthplace of Timur on April 9, 1346, to the family of a minor local chief, and during the early years of the Timurid dynasty, enjoyed its considerable patronage. Timur regarded Shakhrisabz as his home town. It is 90km south of Samarkand, a scenic drive through mountains to get to.

Monday Morning Blues – Dogu Express in Turkey

This shot is taken from our train travelling eastwards to Erzurum in the Kurdish part of Turkey as we made our way to Georgia in 2015.

Fruit, Kish, Azerbaijan

Monday Morning Blues – Strange Fruit, Azerbaijan

During my 2019 visit to Azerbaijan, I took a train to Seki and whilst there took a local bus to an area known as Albania (nothing at all to do with Balkan Albania). Noted for its striking hilltop situation and tranquil villages, I walked to the church in Kish and spent a good hour doing […]

Monday Morning Blues – Fishing Boat in Skyros, Greece

Skyros is a lovely unspoilt Greek island in the Sporades group that includes the better known Skiathos, Skopelos & Alonnisos.

Monday Morning Blues – Lobster Traps on Holy Island, UK

Holy Island is off the Northumberland Coast and can be reached by car at low tide or by boat from Seahouses. We took the latter option at high tide and were rewarded by virtually having the island to ourselves. You can just pick out Lindisfarne Castle in the background of the photo below.

Monday Morning Blues – Port Olimpic, Barcelona

Barcelona waterfront was redeveloped for the 1992 Olympics, an area that I first stayed by in 2000 on our honeymoon. It is an area choc full of lovely fish restaurants and a scattering of pricey hotels. The hop on hop off buses also head there. Well worth a stop to walk barefoot in the sand […]

Monday Morning Blues – The Tree of Life, Surrey Downs, UK

This week’s picture comes a ten minute walk from home on the beautiful Surrey Downs.

View of Helsinki

Monday Morning Blues – The Baltic Sea off Helsinki

To celebrate my planned train trip around Scandinavia, I have gone for a picture from my last visit to the region in September 2019, for this week’s Monday Morning Blues. I had a week working in the Finnish capital and took the opportunity to fly my big sister Jackie over for some sightseeing. This picture […]