On my recent visit to Malta I had fun photographing doors and their knockers. As I took them I thought of Andrew from Have Bag Will Travel, who has some pictures of doors full of character on his site. For a bonus, here’s a George Rex postbox.
Pictures from Salzburg, Krakow, Malta, London, Uppsala, Prague, Stockholm, Tallinn, Cologne & Paris.
After two-years of foreign travel starvation, the return to normal this year was extremely welcome to say the least. With apologies to Mrs Wilbur, my two favourites are symbolic of friendships founded during school days many, many moons ago. First up my frequent travel buddy Hamish & I visited Andorra in April in our first […]
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a journey into London to see Fortnum & Mason and the West End decorations. I did this yesterday and as ever it did not disappoint. First up was Fortnum & Mason which I visited in daylight and after dark. As ever the store facade has become a giant advent calendar. […]
The North Atlantic port of Narvik is right at the end of the Iron Ore/Ofoten line from Lulea on Sweden’s Baltic Coast. You can read parts 3 & 4 of my tour to read about our journey there. My fourth visit to the strategically important town was my first from east to west, with my […]
Now I have come to the end of my posts on my 2009 tour of Syria it is time to consider the people who I came across. I have purposely concentrated on the Syria that I saw on the trip – fantastic history, fabulous architecture and wonderful people. As I now often reflect on what […]
Congratulations to Argentina on becoming World Champions of football.! It must have been quite an experience in the capital yesterday as the national side won the final on penalties. Football is so, so more than just a sport in South America’s second largest country. I had a wonderful visit there in November 2018 and took […]
The capital was to be our last port of call on our magical Syrian tour. The bus from Palmyra was packed, so we took the only available seats right at the back on the left hand side. Before long a soldier was leaning on Hamish’s shoulder fast asleep! We stopped half way for a foodstop. […]
Are you ever convinced of something only to find that the memory has played tricks on you? Well this happened to me whilst chronicling my 2009 Syria trip. I have just discovered some notes I scribbled along the way and have found two long held beliefs to be incorrect. First of all we visited in […]
As we shiver in the snow I am reminded that exactly a week ago I was in Malta basking in winter temperatures of 23 degrees! The walled city of Mdina was one of the many highlights. The former capital has stood for centuries high up in a great defensive position. The city was founded as […]