Monthly Archives: September 2012

25.5 Hours On A Train Across America

You never really get a true sense of distance when travelling by plane. Nowhere is this more true than in America, where travelling by train is on an epic scale. We were on the Amtrak Crescent service that runs from … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Bull Run and Manassas Battlefield National Park

Manassas, Virginia, was the site of the first major land battle of the US Civil War – the Battle of the Bull Run on July 21, 1861. The battle began after Union troops attacked a considerably smaller Confederate detachment. But … Continue reading

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Manassas, Virginia

Welcome to Manassas, Virginia – a city of 37,000 people about an hour out of Washington DC. The area is the site of two key battles of the US Civil War – the second, in 1862, happened near the height … Continue reading

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My Memory Of The Berlin Wall Coming Down

Yesterday we went to the Newseum in Washington DC. It’s a fascinating place of which we only managed to scratch the surface, but included one photo that held particular significance to me. You see, this picture sums up my memory … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope This is the Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial in Washington DC. Of all those memorials on the Mall, this was the most poignant for me. When travelling around Tennessee … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves London 2012

Let me make this clear – London 2012 was actually amazing. As a friend said, I’d have challenged even the hardest-heart cynic to have walked into Olympic Park in east London and not emerged several hours later with a huge … Continue reading

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New lens

So my partner and I have just got a new toy to play with – -an Opteka 0.20X HD Super AF Fisheye Lens. What does it do? It takes remarkably silly pictures of ET to start with.  Related posts: Praterturm

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Praterturm

The Prater park in Vienna, Austria, was declared to be free for public use by Emperor Joseph I in 1766. It is also home to an amusement park, home to the famous Riesenrad, which was immortalised in the film The … Continue reading

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Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it – LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables No related posts.

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Hello World

Welcome to my blog! I think of it as an online scrapbook, documenting and showcasing the things I’m passionate about. This could be anything from a photo I’m proud of taking, to a recipe for comforting home-cooked meal, to the … Continue reading

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