Tag Archives: Cathedral

Monday Morning Blues – Carlisle Cathedral Interior

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

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sunday Photo – Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia in Bulgaria

The capital of Bulgaria has a fine Orthodox Cathedral. The grand exterior covers a rather plain interior, however it makes for a very peaceful sanctuary.

Sunday Photo – St Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City

The Vatican City State became independent from Italy in 1929. With an area of 49 hectares (121 acres) and a population of about 825, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. The home of the Pope and head of the Catholic Church, it’s centre point is the magnificent St […]

Euro 2020 Semi-Final 1 – Spain v Italy

The two giants of European football do battle at Wembley tonight with a place in Sunday’s final at stake. Spain Segovia is a fabulous destination in Spain. It is an easy train ride from Madrid and you can easily spend 3-days here without getting in the slightest bit bored. The cathedral is a masterpiece and […]

Euro 2020 Quarter Final 2 – Belgium v Italy

The second match of the day sees two of the favourites locking horns in Munich. Belgium Antwerp is the diamond capital of Belgium. The diamond trade in the port started nearly 500 years ago when the first rough stones were brought over from India. Gradually, local diamond traders rose to prominence with their attention to […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 11 – Denmark v Russia

The Danes have home advantage for the match in Copenhagen. Denmark Copenhagen in winter is very atmospheric. In keeping with many Nordic towns & cities, water is never very far away. We did a city canal tour that took in landmarks such as the opera house and the little (tiny!) mermaid. Russia I hope Russia […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 9 – Portugal v Germany

Two of the ‘big boys’ clash in Munich in the second game of the day. Germany Cologne is up there with my favourite German cities. Arriving by train is great as you cross the Rhine into the Hauptbahnhof, and as soon as you exit the station you are met with the colossal gothic cathedral. I […]

Sunday Photo – St Peter’s in Vatican City

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and of course home to the Pope.

St David's Cathedral, Wales

Friday Photo – St David’s Cathedral, Wales

St David’s is the smallest city in the UK and home to a very fine cathedral.

Ayasofya Mosque, Istanbul

Monday Morning Blues – The Ayasofya Mosque In Istanbul.

The beguiling Ayasofya Mosque in Istanbul started out as a Christian Orthodox Cathedral called Agia Sofia when Istanbul was named Constantinople. Built in 537, it was converted to a mosque when the city fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453. When Ataturk founded the new secular Turkey a few years after WWI, the mosque was […]