England’s York in Pictures

York is such a pleasure to visit. This wonderful mix of Tudor buildings, inside a citadel, with a rail museum, a museum dedicated to Richard the Third, it's wonderful York Minster and other smaller churches. Please enjoy this selection of photos of this city in England's north, it truly is remarkable! Thanks for popping by …

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Little Places – Royal Gaitor, Jaipur, India

Head to Jaipur, Rajasthan and take a tour. It’s sure to include a site known as the ‘Royal Gaitor’. It’s not far from the city walls (but it is outside), but it doesn’t seem to rate in the pantheon of sites of Jaipur – from the city palace to the Amber Fort which is a …

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A Tour of the Sydney Opera House

If there are three main images of landmarks that foreigners associate with Australia, I’m guessing they are Uluru, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the incredible building that sits opposite it over the harbour just a tad, the Sydney Opera House. I visited at some point as a kid, I don’t really remember when exactly, but …

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Jodhpur’s Incredible Mehrangarh Fort

If there were an award for most amazing fort of the year that I dished out from my blog, then the clear winner for 2018 would be Mehrangarh Fort, sitting atop a rocky hill 420 feet above the blue city of Jodhpur. Why – I visited forts in Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Delhi whilst in India …

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In Search of Stalin’s Seven Sisters

Ever since I visited Russia earlier this year, and to be more precise Moscow, I wanted to do a post on ‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’. It’s the sort of thing that appeals to me I guess – something to see, to hunt out in a city and say you saw them all. What are Stalin’s Seven …

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – Palacio Barolo

Perhaps one of the most interesting places that I found when I visited Buenos Aires was the incredible Palacio Barolo, a 22-floor building mostly in white completed in 1923 when Argentina was living in a booming economy. At the time, and for the next 13 years, it was the tallest building in Buenos Aires at …

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Cologne’s Amazing Cathedral

Europe is not short on cathedrals and churches, it must be said. From the grandiose, gargantuan cathedrals such as St Peter’s in Rome to the tiniest little countryside church, spanning centuries of building, there are so many to visit when you go to Europe it’s no wonder we all get sick of ‘oh, another church’ …

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – National Museum of Decorative Arts

So. This is another truly remarkable building in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. Now, one could be easily fooled by the title, couldn’t one? I mean, it sounds like a few mostly beige rooms with fancy cups that definitely wouldn’t be on my list of places to see. In fact, if my wife hadn’t been …

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – Palacio Paz

South America has some amazing historical buildings. Yes – many are colonial and perhaps a remnant of a darker past, but others are newer and many just blow your socks off. One such building is the Palacio Paz in Buenos Aires. And if you are looking to have your mind blown by a combination of …

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