Tag Archives: European Cities

Monday Morning Blues – The af Chapman Youth Hostel in Stockholm

I recently paid a visit to the Swedish capital, known as the Venice of the North. Consisting of a series of islands, it is home to a unique youth hostel, a full rigged steel ship named the af Chapman. Built by the Whitehaven Shipbuilding Company in the UK and launched in 1888, she undertook voyages […]

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

Monday Morning Blues – The Sun Voyager, Reykjavik in Iceland

I visited Iceland in January 2015, when the days were really short but the nights quite magical.

Monday Morning Blues – Trondheim, Norway

I am just back from my 4th visit to Trondheim, the former capital of Norway. Here is a picture of Hanseatic buildings in the city.

Monday Morning Blues – Westminster Abbey, London

Today the eyes of the world will be trained on London and especially the abbey as the state funeral of our beloved monarch takes place. I walked alongside the queue to Westminster Hall last Friday, a stroll that brought home just how much Queen Elizabeth II meant to so many people. Rest in peace your […]

Tributes To Our Queen

I walked past the world’s most famous queue on Friday and onto the touching floral tributes at Green Park. I share a small gallery below.

Monday Morning Blues – Marseille Old Port in France

Marseille is France’s third biggest city, situated on the south coast close to Provence. We travelled by direct train from London a few years ago and had a wonderful time.

Monday Morning Blues – Dogu Express in Turkey

This shot is taken from our train travelling eastwards to Erzurum in the Kurdish part of Turkey as we made our way to Georgia in 2015.

Monday Morning Blues – Salzburg in Austria

Salzburg is right up there with my favourite European cities and memories of my numerous visits there always lift the spirits.

The Statue at St Pancras Station in London

The 9-metre tall Meeting Place statue at St Pancras is a wonderful piece of art. Sculpted by renowned sculptor Paul Day and unveiled in 2007, the piece will have been seen by millions. The attention to detail of the frieze is astonishing. The depth and feeling of each section deserves a long gaze. I always […]

Monday Morning Blues – Port Olimpic, Barcelona

Barcelona waterfront was redeveloped for the 1992 Olympics, an area that I first stayed by in 2000 on our honeymoon. It is an area choc full of lovely fish restaurants and a scattering of pricey hotels. The hop on hop off buses also head there. Well worth a stop to walk barefoot in the sand […]