Tag Archives: European Cities

Friday Photos – Europe

Today is of course the 75th anniversary of VE Day, time to reflect on what a wonderful continent Europe is. It still has its difficulties of course, but is a wonderfully culturally diverse continent and a pleasure to travel around.

Zurich, Switzerland

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – Z is for Zurich

Well, the April marathon is drawing to a close and before I write about Switzerland’s largest city, let’s have a little recap of A-Y. Aleppo – Syria’s most historic city and an absolute jewel before the conflict Bilbao – Spain’s Basque capital and home to the Guggenheim Museum Cape Town – The beautiful South African […]

Old Town Warsaw

Wordless Wednesday – The Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Old Town Warsaw

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – W for Warsaw

I have visited the Polish capital maybe half a dozen times. The first time was in 1992 when I arrived by overnight train from Leipzig and stayed in an extremely spartan youth hostel, the second in 2008 with three buddies for a weekend and latterly a few work related trips.   The reconstructed Old Town, […]

Tbilisi, Georgia

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – T for Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia I adore the Georgian capital having visited twice – arriving by train from Yerevan in 2015 and departing by train for Baku in 2019. How apt that I am writing about the wonderful city on St George’s Day. Here is an account of my 2019 visit. The very comfortable Art Rooms Hotel where […]

Monday Morning Blues – 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon

This weeks’ Monday morning blues pic comes from Portugal. The o25 de Abril Bridge in the capital is a suspension bridge across to the municipality of Almada on the left bank of the Tagus river. It was completed in 1966, whilst a train platform was added in 1999. Built by the American Bridge Company, it […]

Wordless Wednesday – Full Moon, Tromsø, Norway

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – F for Frankfurt

I actually intended to blog about the Moroccan city of Fes, but found that I have virtually no digital photographs. A great shame as Fes is one of my favourite cities ever visited. I visited the German city of Frankfurt on a business trip and as I had a few hours to kill, decided to […]

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, […]

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – B For Bilbao

Continuing the challenge with day 2, the Basque city of Bilbao. Bilbao Situated in the North of Spain close to the border with France, Bilbao is like no other Spanish city I had ever visited. The language is totally different for a start and the people definitely see themselves as Basque first and Spanish second. […]