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The Bridges of Europe – Part One, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]

Mezquita, Cordoba

My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 6 to 4

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Six – Valencia Valencia is pretty much three great cities in one. 1) Valencia Old Town The gorgeous walled old town is home to everything you […]

European Train Tour #1 – Spain

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Mezquita, Cordoba

Sunday Photo – The Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, Spain

According to a traditional account, a small Visigoth church, stood on the site. In 784 Abd al-Rahman I ordered construction of the Great Mosque, which was considerably expanded by later Muslim rulers. Córdoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 during the Reconquista and the building was converted to a Catholic church. Much of the original design happily remains, […]

European Train Tour #1 – Spain

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Sunday Photo 35

Apart from the Alcazar, the other must see is the huge and mightily impressive Mezquita. The Moorish mosque has unmistakable arches as well as a wonderful carved ceiling and ornate mihrab. It also now houses a Catholic cathedral within its midst – sacrilege to many and certainly out of place by my reckoning.    

Friday Photo 34

Today’s photo comes from Cordoba in Spain. The small city is a beautiful place to visit and the Alcazar and their gardens a must see. The gardens are immaculate as this picture illustrates.

Mezquita, Cordoba

My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 6 to 4

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Six – Valencia Valencia is pretty much three great cities in one. 1) Valencia Old Town The gorgeous walled old town is home to everything you […]

BLACK & WHITE 5 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 2

Continuing my challenge set by the lovely Gypsy Woman, my second go comes from my favourite European travel country, namely Spain. In 2011 Mrs Wilbur & I did a tour, flying into the fabulous Santiago de Compostela, before taking the overnight train to Madrid from where it was high speed AVE trains all the way […]

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 […]