Tag Archives: Germany

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

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 […]

Friday Photo – Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is rumoured to have been the inspiration for Disney’s castle. There are plenty of other candidates but I am sure it had some influence. We drove there a few years ago from Munich to the site in south-west Bavaria. A fierce snowstorm accompanied us for much of the journey, and returning after dark […]

Europe’s Christmas Markets – Fab Memories of Previous Years

A highlight of most years is to visit a Christmas market somewhere. There is honestly no better way to get into the festive spirit. This year a trip into London and watching dvds of Elf, Christmas Vacation & Wonderful Life will have to do the trick. Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of […]

Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Central Europe

Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – F for Frankfurt

I actually intended to blog about the Moroccan city of Fes, but found that I have virtually no digital photographs. A great shame as Fes is one of my favourite cities ever visited. I visited the German city of Frankfurt on a business trip and as I had a few hours to kill, decided to […]

Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

Sunday Photo – Cologne Railway Bridge Over The Rhine, Germany

The Hohenzollern Bridge was a road & rail bridge constructed between 1907 and 1911 and reconstructed after WWII when it became a rail bridge only as it is today. Now over 1,200 trains a day cross it to and from the nearby central train station. It is also a stone’s throw from Cologne’s magnificent cathedral and […]

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. […]

2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons

Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]