Tag Archive: history

Curious holes in Herculaneum, Italy

The picture above was taken at the ruined town of Herculaneum, Italy, the perhaps lesser known but better preserved, sister of Pompeii. I am endlessly fascinated by the Roman way of life and… Continue reading

Punting in predictable weather: Cambridge, UK

  Off to Cambridge, England, I went this weekend to discover the appeal of this well known university town. And whilst the weather was a perfectly predictable example of a British October weekend,… Continue reading

St Mark’s Basilica, Venice

Saint Mark’s Basilica sits in Piazza san Marco, Venice. This shot was taken as the sun was setting and really captures the golden facade in the failing light, giving it a warm glow… Continue reading

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK

Following a visit to the historic city of Bath, England, I stopped off at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the long drive home to break up the journey. You can see it from the road,… Continue reading

Sorrento, Italy

This picture was taken as I was wandering, somewhat aimlessly, around Sorrento, Italy, just soaking up the atmosphere and seeking shade in-between stops for coffee. The charm of the town is in its… Continue reading

Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland

This pic of  the tallest high cross and round tower Ireland were taken at Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland in 2008. It was a cold February day but we had beautiful blue skies and crisp… Continue reading

Herculaneum, Italy

  Herculaneum is amazingly preserved and walking through its streets you can really imagine what life would have been like. But with only other tourists around it does feel a little eerie, and… Continue reading