Tag Archives: European Cities

Monday Morning Blues – Frozen Lake Tjörnin, Reykjavik, Iceland

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, Street Art in Manchester's Northern Quarter

David Bowie – Remembering A Genius

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 […]

Train at Narvik Station, Norway

Wordless Wednesday – Train at Narvik Station, Norway

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

Monday Morning Blues – The Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

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 […]

Friday Photo – Hogmanay, Edinburgh 2017

There are a number of annual events that you should try to experience at least once. The Rio Carnival, a cricket test match in Melbourne, the Monaco Grand Prix or St Patrick’s Day in Dublin perhaps. One such event is seeing in the new year (Hogmanay as it is known up there) in the Scottish […]

Sunday Sunsets – The Vanšu Bridge in Riga, Latvia

On the first Sunday of every month I join a group on Twitter that post a picture of a sunset. This month’s photo comes from a trip I made this January to the Latvian capital of Riga. The city is split in two by the Daugava River and

Friday Photo – Salzburg

One year ago we were in wonderful Salzburg, one of our favourite destinations in Europe. Sadly we won’t be going this year, but that will only make the next visit even more special.

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

Friday Photo – The Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

I visited the Icelandic capital in January 2015 and the photo below was taken at twilight, about 3 in the afternoon.

The Bridges of Europe – Part One, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]

My Top 15 Spanish Cities – #1 Seville

I have now come to the end of my countdown having already covered numbers two to fifteen (2. Granada 3. Barcelona, 4, Santiago de Compostela 5. Córdoba 6. Valencia 7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cádiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Seville The home of flamenco and oranges […]