Category UK Towns & Cities

Friday Photo – The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Unfortunate news this week of a bad fire in the iconic cafe in Edinburgh where JK Rowling penned parts of her Harry Potter books. Hopefully it can be restored to its glory quickly.

UK Tour 2021 – Days 1 and 2 in Lincoln

With foreign travel off our agenda for the time being, we arranged to visit places in the UK that we had (mostly) not been to before. We first made for Lincoln, braving the Friday madness of the M25 & M11. I had pulled out a couple of aces for our stay – firstly by booking […]

Monday Morning Blues – Holy Island, Northumberland

This morning’s picture comes from just over a week ago, which I took on our UK tour. We arrived on the island by boat from Seahouses and found the place almost deserted as the tide was in making it inaccessible by car at that time. You can see the 16th Century built Lindisfarne Castle in […]

Monday Morning Blues – Carlisle Cathedral Interior

I was surprised at how beautiful Carlisle Cathedral is. Definitely the highlight of the Cumbrian city.

Monday Morning Blues – Knaresborough Viaduct in North Yorkshire, UK

It was a lovely day yesterday in northern England. We drove to Northumberland and nipped off the A1 en route. The viaduct across the River Nidd has frequent trains crossing on the way to and from Harrogate. Built in 1851, it replaced the original bridge that collapsed shortly after completion in 1848. Thankfully nobody was […]

Euro 2020 Quarter Final 4 – Ukraine v England

The big one for this Englishman takes place in Rome tonight. Ukraine Lviv is a very agreeable small city in the west of Ukraine, close to the Polish border. We travelled there on a marathon 27-hour train journey from Sevastopol via Simferopol in the Crimea in 2011. It was actually to be a venue city […]

A-Z April Challenge – W Is For Wallace & Gromit Trail In Bristol, UK

Gromit by the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

A-Z April Challenge – L is for Love Supreme Festival, UK

Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glynde, UK Maybe it’s an age thing but my favourite music genre nowadays is jazz. One of my year highlights is attending the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in Sussex, sadly postponed this year in 2020 with much of everything else. I have everything crossed that it goes ahead in 2021. In […]

A-Z April Challenge – E For Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK

The Etihad Stadium Manchester City At Night Prior To A Match

Sunday Photos – Leicester Square Statues, London

I have just visited Leicester Square in central London for the first time in ages and was amazed at the transformation. The square is most famous for red carpet movie premières and there is now a focal point to sit in the shadows of the flagship cinemas. There you can sit next to Paddington or […]