Silent Sunday: Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains in Wales

Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains (Mynyddoedd Y Preseli), Wales

Old Rauma and Sammallahdenmäki, UNESCO in Finland

As I write this, I’m sat in my favourite cafe in Rauma, for the third time in two days. I’m in Finland to have a look at two of the country’s world heritage sites. As you know, I’m on a quest to see many of them, perhaps even all, and I’m really enjoying this self-imposed [...]

Silent Retro Sunday: Girls drying fish – Diouloulou River in Casamance, Senegal

Girls drying fish, Diouloulou River in Casamance, Senegal

Warsaw scenes

Are you curious about Europe’s not-quite-so-famous capitals? If so, may I suggest Warsaw? Poland’s capital is an excellent city to wander and explore, especially in spring and summer. Here are a few Warsaw scenes. Warsaw suffered heavily during World War II, with almost the entire city demolished and the population mostly decimated, either because they [...]

Silent Sunday: Cat contemplating the view, St-Paul-de-Vence

Cat contemplating the view in St-Paul-de-Vence

Lavaux, Swiss wine country

When you think of wine, Switzerland is perhaps not the first country that pops into your mind, is it? Yet, wine bottles from as early as the 2nd century BC has been found here, so historians know wine has been produced in this land-locked mountainous country since Roman times, at least. The country’s largest continuous [...]

Silent Sunday: Celtic Monasterboice, a 5th century Christian settlement in Ireland

Muiredach’s High Cross, at Celtic Monasterboice, a 5th century Christian settlement in Ireland

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