Tag Archives: European Cities

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 […]

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 […]