Category Monday Morning Blues

Monday Morning Blues – The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

As a young lad I was intrigued to hear about the tower in Italy that was leaning over and indeed many years later when I paid it a visit it was still an intriguing spectacle. The free-standing bell tower of the adjacent cathedral began to lean during construction in the 12th century, due to soft […]

Monday Morning Blues – Tromsø, Norway

This week’s photo comes from a January 2018 trip deep inside the Arctic Circle. The view of Tromsø is taken from the top of a mountain cable car ride above the picturesque city that lies on islands surrounded by fjords.

St Nina's (The Enlightener of Georgia) Monastery.

Monday Morning Blues – St Nina’s Monastery, Bodbe, Georgia

I visited St Nina’s (The Enlightener of Georgia) Monastery in 2015 on a day trip out of Tbilisi.

Police Car, Tirana, Albania

Monday Morning Blues – Albanian Police Car, Tirana

I spotted this police car parked up outside Tirana’s main police station in 2007. I didn’t think it would fare to well in chasing criminals, but I am sure it had its day!

Monday Morning Blues – Art Nouveau Lion, Riga, Latvia

This week’s MMB comes from my first and last decent length trip of 2020 when I did a Riga/Tallinn combination with Mrs Wilbur and our friend Chris. The Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) district of the Latvian capital may well be the best such district in Europe – unless you know better that is? Why not take […]

Monday Morning Blues – Cuban Dancer, Santiago

More memories of Cuba for this week’s Monday Morning Blues. Santiago de Cuba is Cuba’s second city, was the fulcrum of the Revolution and is now the unofficial capital of music & dance.

The Ark, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Monday Morning Blues

Two years ago I was in Khiva in Uzbekistan, a truly wonderful walled city on the Silk Route. The minarets and historic buildings are fantastic and the small city has a relaxed vibe. I would love to go again! My photo to beat the Monday Morning Blues comes from inside Khiva’s Kunya-Ark Citadel, and features […]

Monday Morning Blues – American Classic Car, Trinidad, Cuba

I took this blue photo in Trinidad de Cuba in January 2017. Cuba is a truly wonderful country to visit – I would love to go again!

Bibi-Khanym Mosque Interior, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Monday Morning Blues – Bibi-Khanym Mosque Interior, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Remarkably it is nearly two-years since my epic trip to Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan. My photo today comes from what many consider to be Samarkand’s fourth biggest draw, the awesome Bibi-Khanym Mosque. The tilework and artwork are exquisite and in most cities would be the premier attraction. Samarkand really does spoil you! Join me and a […]

View of Lake Bled, Slovenia

Monday Morning Blues – Lake Bled, Slovenia

I took this photo in June 2019. Travel seems such a far away place at the moment and this memory already seems quite distant…..