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- 06/10/14--12:31: _Idaho – A tour with...
- 03/11/15--07:37: _Minimal Edinburgh
- 03/25/15--08:44: _Portlligat – Home o...
- 04/12/15--10:39: _Minimal Glasgow
- 04/18/15--07:37: _Bletchley Park: A v...
- 08/17/15--11:35: _Amsterdam – Treasur...
- 08/25/15--03:25: _Zaanse Schans – Bri...
- 08/26/15--04:39: _The Windmills of th...
- 09/03/15--06:44: _Walking with Butter...
- 09/07/15--07:34: _Impressions of Amst...
- 03/14/17--09:03: _Nottingham Industri...
- 07/03/17--03:12: _Heugh Battery – The...
- 07/12/17--04:25: _Beamish Open Air Mu...
- 06/10/14--12:31: Idaho – A tour within The Old State Penitentiary
- 03/11/15--07:37: Minimal Edinburgh
- 03/25/15--08:44: Portlligat – Home of Salvador Dalí
- 04/12/15--10:39: Minimal Glasgow
- 04/18/15--07:37: Bletchley Park: A visit inspired by The Imitation Game
- 08/17/15--11:35: Amsterdam – Treasures of the Maritime Museum
- 08/25/15--03:25: Zaanse Schans – Bringing History to Life
- 08/26/15--04:39: The Windmills of the Zaanse Schans
- 09/03/15--06:44: Walking with Butterflies
- 09/07/15--07:34: Impressions of Amsterdam
- 03/14/17--09:03: Nottingham Industrial Museum at Wollaton Hall Deer Park and Gardens
- 07/03/17--03:12: Heugh Battery – The Only WWI Battlefield in Britain
- 07/12/17--04:25: Beamish Open Air Museum – A Super Break of a Day
Boise, Idaho was the stop for a very interesting and thought provoking place on my Oregon Trail adventure. The Idaho Old State Penitentiary! A place that opened in 1872 as the prison for the then Idaho Territory. As I wandered around it was chilling to realise that it was in use all the way up […]
I have just spent a few days again in the wonderful place that is Edinburgh. As you’ll know from some of my other blogs this is a regular City break for us and it was a joy to be back in the city again. Although we did the usual walks around the city, went to […]
Catalonia, the north-eastern part of Spain. It’s a beautiful area with lots of history and it was the home of Salvador Dalí. There’s a museum completely dedicated to him in Figueres. But there’s an interesting, yet smaller museum in Portlligat which attracted us instantly. Dalí once bought several small fishing cottages in the coastal village of […]
I a previous blog post I featured some minimalist photographs I’d snapped whilst in Edinburgh. Obviously I don’t wish to fuel any inter-Scottish city jealous – so I on a recent visit to Glasgow I thought I’d continue my current obsession with minimalist photography! Although I’m no expert in this photographic field I’m rapidly discovering the trick […]
I knew a little of the story of Bletchley Park and its role in assisting the Allies win World War II but I’d had never been inspired to visit until I saw the recent film The Imitation Game about Alan Turing and Bletchley Park. In the film Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing the brilliant mathematician who, […]
Amsterdam, with the highest density of museums in the world (over 60!), is definitely not a place where you would get bored easily. And with the Netherlands being so closely connected to the sea throughout history, a visit to the Maritime Museum is a must. The museum is housed in the former naval storehouse’s Lands Zeemagazijn, one of […]
While it was still glorious and sunny after my visit to the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, I took a short 10 min walk back to the Central Station. Of course when visiting the Netherlands you can’t miss out on taking in some of the real Dutch culture: historical houses and windmills… So time to head to […]
The Netherlands and windmills are inseparable. They are one of the most famous Dutch icons. With still over a 1000 windmills spread across the country, chances are that you will see one when visiting the Netherlands. The Zaanse Schans is one place where you can see and visit some unique well preserved working windmills. Around 250 years ago, […]
In the Summer months, just in time for the school holidays; the Natural History Museum in London opens its doors to a wonderful butterfly house. Here is a place where dedicated staff make it their mission not only to tend to the butterflies in their care; but also to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with […]
We have just returned from a five night family trip to Amsterdam. This was not, therefore, a ‘Lost Weekend in a Hotel Amsterdam’ of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions variety – ‘twenty-four gone years to conclude in tears’ – but a family orientated museums, canals, food and markets kind of trip. That said there was […]
Nottingham Industrial Museum takes me back to my childhood, it brings back all the lovely memories of visiting with my mum and brother, we’d always had an interest in all things mechanical, trains, steam engines, motorbikes etc. The local industries on display at the museum range from Lace making and textiles, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, clock making, […]
On 16 December, 1914, the North East of England was bombarded by the German Navy. Scarborough and Whitby had no real defence and civilian casualties at home brought the war and propaganda to the fore. Hartlepool Headland was heavily bombarded too in the raid, but, Hartlepool, with Heugh Battery and some remarkable brave people, fought […]
A great new day was ahead and whilst staying in Lumley Castle it was time to take in something to do in the area. Well, not far from Chester-le-Street, County Durham was a huge and well reviewed open air museum I had not yet had the pleasure of, Beamish Museum! I have always heard many […]