In Search of the Old Telephone Kiosks of Copenhagen

In Search of the Old Telephone Kiosks of Copenhagen

Walking around Copenhagen I was intrigued to notice several Art Nouveau style structures.  Some were selling coffee; others were abandoned. Surely, I thought, there must be some story behind them? I later discovered that these were the former telephone kiosks of...

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Abu Dhabi’s Desert Hinterland

Abu Dhabi’s Desert Hinterland

Yesterday we took our hire car and drove through the desert. I say desert, but actually the first part of the journey was on a not particularly interesting motorway between Abu Dhabi and Tarif, with what seemed like never ending construction and industrialisation for...

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Gradil, Portugal

Gradil, Portugal

This is the last one from the archives, before we go away again next week.  The pictures are from a holiday in Gradil, north of Lisbon, a few years ago.  We stayed on a quinta, which is a wine producing farm.  We had our own courtyard, with quince and palm trees,...

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Temppeliaukio: Helsinki’s Underground Church

Temppeliaukio: Helsinki’s Underground Church

The Rock Church in Helsinki (or Temppeliaukio to give it its proper name) is a modern church built underground. All that can be seen from the outside is the massive copper dome hidden in a rocky outcrop, but the interior is a harmonious blend of modern and traditional...

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The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

Hidden away, often far from cities or public transport, turf mazes are a puzzle of the English countryside. Many known to have existed across northern Europe, including at least 60 in England. However only eleven now remain: eight in England and three in...

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A visit to Peterhof, St Petersburg

A visit to Peterhof, St Petersburg

I was looking through my old photographs the other day and I came across the pictures of Peterhof, Peter the Great's summer palace near St Petersburg.We went there purely by accident. The intention was to take a canal cruise through St Petersburg but when we arrived...

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