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Sundarban Diaries

I was laying on the edge of the Elmar and watching the open blue sky. The Elmar – our small boat was cruising through the infinite backwaters of the Bay of Bengal. 478 more words


Scenic World, Blue Mountains

This is the third card that I sent myself from my mini-break in the Blue Mountains.

3 March 2015

Packed up and checked out of hotel.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Leura, Blue Mountains

Here’s the second card that I sent myself from the Blue Mountains as part of my new style of travel diary. It was my birthday. 142 more words

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Antoni Gaudí Collection

In the late nineteenth century when Antoni Gaudí completed the Palau Güell (1885-1890) he was already one of the most famous architects in Barcelona. This work saw the end of Gaudí’s first youthful phase, marked by an influence on Gothic and Muslim architecture and including buildings like the Crypt of the Sagrada Família (1882-1883), Casa Botines (1882-1883), Casa Vicens (1883-1888), El Capricho (1883-1885), Episcopal Palace in Astorga (1883-1913), the Güell Estate buildings (1884-1887) and the School of the Teresianas (1888-1889). 379 more words

Artistic Painter

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu

Standing before the Byodo-In Buddhist Temple on the Windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii, it’s hard to believe you’re looking at a half-sized replica.

The original shrine, located in Uji, Japan, was constructed in 1053 and unsurprisingly is a… 210 more words


More Watery Landscapes in Tivoli : The Villa D'Este and The Villa Gregoriana

Perhaps the most famous location in the town of Tivoli itself is the Garden of the Villa D’Este. The sun was shining on my last day at… 921 more words

Milady Ventures Overseas

Charles Bridge, Prague

The Charles Bridge in Prague crosses the Vltava River. Construction began in the mid-14th century and it was the only way to cross the river until 1841. 33 more words