"If this is the beginning of the end, the gradual disappearance of Venetian pride, identity and livelihood will be forever gone, swept under the tide of the ocean, until centuries pass and our great-great-great... grandchildren frown upon Venice as just another mythical city - a Venetian Atlantis perhaps?"
Myths and Legends| Lake Bled| Slovenia
From beneath the lake there comes a faint chime Of a ringing bell long lost in time. It rekindles the vows that once were sworn Of marriage, of trust, of love re-born.
A Ballad for the Shires | Poetry
An ode to Yorkshire.
Beautiful Bavaria| Königssee, Obersee and Alpsee
" In this part of the world, it is peaceful and quiet; there is tranquility in the gentle waters and the green is greener than the rolling meadows in springtime. Wild, untamed and free, Bavaria hosts some of the most beautiful glacial lakes, nestled at the foothills of the Alpine ranges. With the passing of time, word has spread of the many picturesque locations, and this in turn has drawn travellers such as myself to the premises of three of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria. "
Climb Every Mountain| From Salzburg to Berchtesgadener Hochthron
“ As someone wise once said, "When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top". While the struggle is real, the longing to be on the mountains is stronger and it is this flaming passion for mountain ranges that triumphs over all the tiredness and exhaustion and fatigue. ”
Art, Architecture, Aesthetics| Paris| France
“ As a child caught up in my romantic fantasies, I had always envisioned my honeymoon at Paris. I could think of nothing more romantic than taking a cruise down river Seine at night while the ferry cruises past the illuminated Eiffel Tower, the embellished Renaissance buildings dating back to the 17th century, under the arching bridges and by the gothic towers of the majestic Notre Dame with its giant church bells striking hourly. ”
The Adorned Dead| Sedlec Ossuary| Kutná Hora
“ The Bone Church at Kutna Hora reverberates the Christian message that advocates for equality of humans in the sight of God. Once striped bare, the differences are none. In troubled times, irrespective of one's religious or non-religious affiliations, the greater message conveyed by the indistinguishable piles of bones holds true. ”
A Walk to Remember| Charles Bridge| Praha
“Like any other traveller to the city of Prague, I have crossed the Charles Bridge many number of times, at different hours of the day, in both spring and winter. Each time, I see something different, something unique, something that lingers in my mind's eye even as I sit down to write this post. ”
A Castle in the Clouds| Somerset |England
“ I am a phantom from the middles ages; a warrior and a survivor; a guardian and a defender of my land and people. I am a manifestation of the eras long bygones; I am your past, a living embodiment of your tumultuous, scarring and unforgettable history. I am a castle in the clouds; I am the castle at Dunster. ”
Through the looking glass | Old Town Hall | Praha
“ I know not whether it is fate or destiny or sheer chance that takes you places. All I know is, I am grateful to be here, in the city that I now call home - Praha ! ”