Category Scandinavia

Friday Photo – Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki

Uspenski Cathedral is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Overlooking Market Square and the harbour it makes an imposing rival for skyline with Helsinki’s main cathedral.

Wordless Wednesday – Baltic Ice-Breakers, Helsinki

Sunday Photo – Kallio District, Helsinki

Wordless Wednesday – Helsinki Commute

2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons

Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]

Friday Photos – Husky Pets, Abisko, Sweden

Sunday Photos – The Arctic Cathedral, Tromso, Norway

Wilbur’s Travels is Four Today

Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]

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. […]

Norwegian Tour 2018 – Part Three, Fauske to Narvik

After a very fine Scandic breakfast our taxi arrived to take us the short distance to the train/bus station. I was excited to see that there was a train in situ and managed to get a couple of shots before it glided off. We were up for the second leg of my favourite ever journey, […]