Tag Archives: European Cities

Friday Photo – Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

This photo was taken in 2007 – the statue portrays Albanian hero Skanderbeg on horseback, with the central mosque and clock tower in the background. Skanderbeg was a fierce warrior who organised his 10,000 strong army to lead a rebellion against the occupying Ottoman Empire, securing many victories against significantly larger forces, who were also better […]

Wordless Wednesday – Nis Station, Serbia

Monday Morning Blues – Blue Eye, Albania

This week’s MMB photo comes from Southern Albania. Close to the coastal town of Sarandë sits a very unusual spring. It’s name is Syri i Kaltër, translated as Blue Eye. It indeed does resemble a blue eye as you can see. Nobody knows how deep the spring is, but it is deeper than 50 metres […]

Sunday Photo – Tromsø City Library, Norway

Tromsø City Library The spectacular Tromsø City Library was opened in 2005. It is 3500 m2 in size and was designed by the Norwegian architect Kjell Beite . Despite its young age, the roof is actually constructed from the remains of a cinema that had been built in the 1960.

David Bowie, Street Art in Manchester's Northern Quarter

David Bowie

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016 Today is my birthday and also marks the third anniversary of the untimely passing of perhaps Britain’s finest ever contemporary creative genius. When I heard the news of his death from cancer three years ago, I played Lazarus on my MP3 and bawled my eyes out. […]

Wilbur’s Travels is Four Today

Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]

Sunday Photos – Tromsø’s Cathedrals

Sunday Photo – Paris, The City of Romance

Tromsø – Part Two, In Search Of Her Green Majesty

I had armed myself with two Northern Light apps designed to let you know whether you have any chance of witnessing Lady Borealis. I got addicted to the site in an unhealthy ‘World of Warcraft’ kind of way, constantly logging in for the latest update only a few minutes after the previous look. It was […]

Edinburgh Free Fringe 2018

For the second year running I visited the Fringe and took in ten free shows, plus a paying gig in the absurdly funny John Luke Roberts. Out of the ten freebies, there was a single dead turkey, a mad women on acid, a rank game show that was purposely rank for (ahem) comic value and […]