Category Archives: Europe

Indoor Rainbows at the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

I know I featured a cathedral in last week’s post (Siena Duomo, Tuscany), but the challenge themes on offer this week lead me straight back to another one. The light, airy, modern (in fact, still unfinished) architecture of Antonio Gaudí’s … Continue reading

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Siena Duomo, Tuscany

Small wonder the historic centre of Siena in Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And at its heart, in more ways than one, is the Duomo… Siena’s noble and iconic cathedral. The current building was begun in 1136, on … Continue reading

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Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall

Walking around the well-preserved remains of Carn Euny Ancient Village in Cornwall, it’s amazing to think it was home to ancient Britons for around 900 years, from the start of the early Iron Age (about 500BC) to the end of … Continue reading

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Juliet’s Balcony, Verona

One of the most visited places in Verona, Italy, is Casa di Giulietta, which translates as Juliet’s House. Visitors are spun a fiction that this is where the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet took place. But rather sadly, … Continue reading

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Prague Pastels

When thinking of Prague, most people imagine dark, looming Gothic towers. But the Czech capital has a lighter side, represented by the gentle pastel colours of many of its historic buildings. Come with me on a walk through the streets … Continue reading

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Walking the Epic Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Racetrack

Witnessing firsthand the madness that is the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is a Bucket List item I’m still yet to achieve. (Although I shouldn’t complain too much, since for the last four years I’ve spent the same weekend at … Continue reading

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The Lion’s Mound, Waterloo Battlefield

On June 18th, 1815, one of the bloodiest and most famous battles in history was fought in the fields southeast of Brussels, the present-day capital of Belgium. At the Battle of Waterloo, Lord Wellington and his allies defeated the French … Continue reading

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