Tag Archives: European Cities

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 […]

Monday Morning Blues – The Black (Blue) Sea in Sevastopol

I took this picture in 2011 whilst visiting Ukraine. A lovely September day when Crimea was firmly part of Ukraine.

Monday Morning Blues – Odessa Train Station in Ukraine

The Black Sea port city of Odessa was my entry point into Ukraine in 2011, arriving by train from Chisinau in Moldova.

Musée D’Orsay, Paris

Monday Morning Blues – Painting of the Church at Auvers, Musée d’Orsay, Paris

The Church at Auvers, a painting by Van Gogh hanging in the Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Monday Morning Blues – St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev in Ukraine

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Sunday Photo – Mont-Saint-Michel, France

I visited the mount on the Brittany-Normandy border on a baking hot June day in 2015. We had our small dog with us and avoiding the feet of hundreds of visitors was quite a challenge! It’s a great place to visit, steeped in history and affording some great views of the surrounding countryside.

Sunday Photos – Tromso in Norway

Four years ago we ended our tour of Norway in Tromso, high up inside the Arctic Circle. We travelled the last leg by bus from Narvik. Tromso is a beautiful city and a great location to see the Northern Lights (we did not!). It’s also a brilliant place to go if you want to go […]

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Sunday Photos – Icy Landscapes in Iceland

In January 2015 we made a memorable trip to Iceland to celebrate a special birthday. Here a few pictures from the stunning country.

Riga Art Nouveau Buildings

Friday Photos – Art Nouveau in Riga, Latvia

Two years ago I paid my second visit to the Latvian capital. I love much about the city but perhaps the highlight is the marvelous art nouveau (jugendstil) architecture. There is a whole district crammed with beautiful buildings and bold sculptures. There is also an excellent jugendstil museum showing how an art nouveau building looks […]