Tag Archives: European Cities

Sunday Photo – Train Stations in France

Having clocked up a fair few overseas train journeys since 1987, I undertook my first for two years last weekend. Arriving by Eurostar, it was a short walk from Paris Gare du Nord to Gard de L’est before taking the slick SNCF train the one-hour forty minutes to Nancy in Lorraine. I will blog some […]

Monday Morning Blues – Krakow Train Station in Poland

I first arrived in Krakow in 1992 by train from Warsaw. Back then i5 was just the simple station that you see pictured, whereas nowadays it has a huge shopping mall attached. Another example of progress ruining the aesthetics.

Sunday Photos – Pumpkins for sale

My first flight since early 2020 took me to Jersey. The colourful Central Market was opened in 1882 and is now home to a handful of cafes as well as stalls selling food & flowers.

Sighnaghi, Walled Town, Georgia

Monday Morning Blues – Signagi in Georgia

Signagi is situated in the Georgian wine growing region of Kakheti in the shadow of the Caucus Mountains. In the 18th Century a 4km wall was built to protect against potential invaders and my picture shows a part of that wall that is still intact.

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 The Final – England v Italy

So we are close to concluding the 2020 tournament that is being held a year late. Is football coming home or will Italy being say arrivederci with the trophy in their hand luggage? After 50 matches (and 50 blog posts) we are finally at match 51. England & Italy are in a frenzy, Gazza will […]

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 […]

Kaliningrad, Russia - Maritime Museum At Sunset

Sunday Sunsets – Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave on the Baltic coast between Poland & Lithuania. It is an unusual place to say the least, but a highlight is visiting their maritime museum that has some ships and a submarine to explore.

Astronomical Clock, Prague, October 2019

Euro 2020 Quarter Final 3 – Czech Republic v Denmark

The second set of QFs start all the way east in Baku. Czech Republic I have been to Prague nine times, on my own, with friends, with my parents, with a touring jazz band, for business meetings (mixed with leisure) and of course with Mrs Wilbur. I have arrived by train (from Budapest), by coach […]