Tag Archives: Copenhagen

Bridges of Europe – Part Two, Northern Europe (Benelux & Scandinavia)

The feats of engineering that have enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Cutting right through mountains, traversing raging rivers and spanning majestic fjords, they have been built with hard toil and ingenious design. Best of all, they not only blend with […]

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. […]

My European Capital Ranking – 10 to 6

Now the competition is really hotting up. I bet there are a few people’s number one city in this bunch…… 10 Athens I love Mrs Wilbur’s home city. The acropolis area is wonderful to visit by day and gaze at by night, the Acropolis Museum is great (even for a museum probe like me!), the […]

Sunday Photo 28

Following on from Friday’s photo taken in Bratislava, here is another statue of the revered Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. This one was taken in his snowy home city of Copenhagen in February 2011, where his likeness sits gazing across the street to the entrance of the famous Tivoli Gardens.

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #2 – The Nordics

Interrail trips two and three took me to Scandinavia, the first in 1989 with Poll again and the second in 1992 with Hamish, who was to become my regular travel buddy over the last three decades. The scenery was absolutely stunning and some of the feats of engineering to cut train lines into the dramatic […]

Friday Photo 2

This photo was taken in snowy Nyhavn, Copenhagen in February 2009, where we were treated to a winter wonderland. I had taken Mrs Wilbur for her first visit to Scandinavia on the understanding that she accompany me to the FC Copenhagen  v Manchester City UEFA Cup match. I had been to Copenhagen several times on […]

Norway By Train (Part One)

I have twice travelled extensively by train in Scandinavia, taking in all four beautiful countries that make up the magical lands. Whilst Denmark, Sweden & Finland are deserving of high accolades, it is Norway that really took my breath away, so much so that I still have a train trip there on my bucket list […]

Black & White 5 Day Challenge: Day 1

I have accepted the challenge from a very interesting lady known as gypsy woman. You can follow her excellent blog by clicking pommepal. The challenge is to find one of your colour photographs and transform it into black & white to see what effect it has. I love ships & boats, so I thought that […]

Second Cities – Ten to One

Concluding my top twenty European cities of the perhaps not quite so obvious must sees……….. 10 Copenhagen Go in summer and you are presented with a very attractive city with plenty to do to keep you occupied. Go in winter however with the streets and buildings blanketed in snow and you enter a wonderland, the […]