Turin’s vibrant centre plays host to a range of stores, café’s, but most of all an interesting and diverse street architecture. Continue reading “Turin at Night”
The River Seine bisects, and in a very real sense defines, the geography of the city of Paris. So let us being our journey along the Seine, late in the afternoon, and watch as the light changes through sunset, until finally the golden city comes to light.
Continue reading “Views from the River Seine, Paris”
The Danube River, once the north eastern border of the Roman empire, provides gorgeous reflections at night from the twined cities, Buda and Pest (Budapest). Together these now merged cities straddle the river with dramatic bridges and buildings. Continue reading “The Danube River at night, Budapest”
The Prague underground stations surprised this traveler with a common theme employed in their construction. The first impression is one of a blocky, soviet-style architecture and of course the inclination is to dismiss this as a somewhat inelegant, blocky, perhaps overdone, building style given the minimalist modes and elegant lines of modern construction. Looking more closely at the architecture, you realise this presumption is both ill-considered and, dare I admit, uncouth! Continue reading “Prague Train Stations”
West of the Vltava River is the Castle precinct of Prague. It is quite different than the east side, which is mostly flat compared with the hilly terrain upon which the castle is built, as well as its environs. The city has continued to take advantage of its geography, with parks adorning the hills offering both splendid views of the medieval city centre as well as places to relax and spend quality time with friends and family. The castle precinct also holds St Vitus Cathedral, some images of which can be seen here. Continue reading “West of the Vltava River, Prague”