Look closer. What do you see?
The rain twists slowly across the landscape. It hisses around me, making the world sound like a dead channel, and it clatters against the back of my waterproof as I hunch over my rucksack to fish out my camera.
As you can see, Austria isn’t just about the incredible, rich, plentiful, gobsmacking varieties and quantities of cake on offer. In fact, it’s approximately 95% about the cake. But there’s mountains and stuff too. (So I’m told).
Yes, trains certainly give you that. And there’s little more enticing than a railway track meeting the horizon. Railways, like rivers, are difficult subjects for writers because they go on and on. – Eric Newby, The Big Red Train Ride. All photos: M. Sowden 2007/2010.
I’m running along the harbour wall, and I’m not going to make it. Yet another heart-rendingly beautiful Crete sunset is turning the sea copper, pulling the distant coastline into shadow. Presumably I’ll get bored of these at some point. Nice sunset. Meh. I’m trying to prepare myself for the disappointment of wasting this one. Of not making it in time. … Read More
Some places haunt you.
The first time I visited London I remembered it instantly. There are places that you visit and it’s all new enough for you to get lost within minutes. (I may be projecting. Please see the subtitle of this blog). And there are the other places – so enormously on the beaten track and beloved by the popular media that you’ve … Read More
There were strange, creepy things going on in the grounds of York Minster last night.