Gornergrat

Gornergrat, Switzerland is a popular place to get views of the Matterhorn and some of the other surrounding mountains. It’s a mountain ridge that is located at above 3,000 metres height and has an observation platform for tourists. Gornergrat is reachable by a rail line from Zermatt. The train journey is truly a marvel as…

Some thoughts on reading

So I have a confession to make. My reading has slowed down drastically. After scorching up 50 books in the first six months of the year, I have only added a grand total of four more books to that number in the last two months. There’s been a number of reasons for this. First, I…

Fatih Mosque and Valens Aqueduct gif- because the world needs one.

I feel like the world needs is a coherent post from me right now but I’m not big on coherence so I’m unleashing a gif file of an Istanbul nightscape- in particular Fatih Mosque (right) and Valens aqueduct (left) in a never ending trail of light and splendour. You can thank me later.

A storm is coming

If you are like me, the words ‘a storm is coming’ would have immediately transported you to Howard Shore’s brilliant opening track for the Return of the King (the third installment of the Lord of the Rings). Anybody who went ‘Game of Thrones’ can please get their coats and leave. However, my title today had…

Memories of March

A few days ago, I saw a couple of photographs of cherry blossoms along the so called Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto. The photographs reminded me of my own trip to Japan in March/ April 2015. I can’t believe it’s been a full four years since I travelled to Japan. In fond memory of that trip…

Dreamy Images (from Rome)

I wanted to write a longer and wordier post but my weekend has just whizzed past.. The first image is obviously identifiable as Rome. The image was captured using a wide fisheye lens. It would be impossible to otherwise capture the entire circumference from this close. The other image has a very ‘taken from space…

The Feline Colony of Torre Argentina in Rome (Images)

When I was thinking about what I should be writing about for today’s blog, the one theme I decided I would stay away from was ancient Rome. So even though I’m beginning my post with the words “Researchers believe that Julius Caesar..”  you’ll just have to take my word that this is not really a…