Tag Archives: European Cities
The historic shipyard in Gdansk in Poland, home of the Solidarity Union led by Lech Walesa the first president of the newly independent Poland
I took this picture from Gaudi’s Parc Guell whilst on honeymoon in 2000. The Port Olimpic was where they held the sailing events in the 1996 Olympics. One of the two towers you can see (on the right) is the fabulous Hotel Arts where we stayed for the first night of our honeymoon.
Doge’s Palace, Venice
A very chilled memory to beat the blues this Monday morning.
Kosovo was the last of the Balkan countries that I visited. I journeyed there overland from Albania in 2017 and left by train to Skopje. In fact the only train running in the fledgling nation is from Pristina that goes close to the border with North Macedonia. Here are some photos from that journey. You […]
Belgrade sits on the confluence of two rivers – the Sava and the Danube. The Ada Bridge over the Sava opened in January 2012, causing much controversy due to the construction costs spiralling out of control. It is also known as the blue bridge due to the lighting effects that you can see below.
Six years and one day ago I celebrated my 50th birthday in Iceland. Fabulous memories all round to banish those Monday Morning Blues. In the centre of Reykjavik stands a lake that is frozen in winter, save for a small pocket that remains unfrozen and is haven for flocks of geese and other waterfowl. Groups […]
David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016 Today would have been the 74th birthday of the incomparable David Bowie, perhaps Britain’s finest ever contemporary creative genius. When I heard the news of his death from cancer five years ago, I played Lazarus on my MP3 and bawled my eyes out. I had never […]
Is Monday January 4th just too depressing? Like many others I have not worked for a couple of weeks, have enjoyed watching seasonal films and eating far too much, and now face the shock of going back to work! Remembering past travels and dreaming of new ones is always a good way to beat the […]