Friday Flashback #085 …

From the National Railway Museum in York. This sprawling warehouse dedicated to all things train and railroad, from actual trains and engines to the most minute bit of train travel items is a must-see day out if you're in the York area. Beautifully laid-out and curated, this museum appeals to everyone, even if you've never... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #084 …

One of the beautiful shopping arcades in Leeds. I love these venerable old buildings, the world's first indoor shopping malls, I suppose (although any market could be categorized as a "mall" when you think of it). I especially love them when they're all gussied up with holiday decorations. I'm hoping my upcoming trip will include... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #083 …

Another British river, but this time from York. I loved York on my first visit ... it's winding cobblestone streets made me feel like I was walking on history every step of the way. I also really enjoyed the remaining segments of the Roman wall around the city and walked all 3 of them. I'm... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #082 …

I love this view from the Southbank area of London, looking past the restored OXO building to St. Paul's Cathedral and beyond. This is my favorite part of London, from about Westminster Bridge all the way up to the Tower Bridge. This photo is also at high tide for the Thames. And, oh! Those Clouds... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #81 …

While Parliament seems mired in confusion and disarray these days, there's always a glimmer of hope when you see this statue of Winston Churchill outside of that august assembly of buildings. Maybe someday soon a Churchill-like figure will rise to unite the country again and displace the blond-headed bozo currently masquerading as PM. That's enough... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #080 …

I'm traveling back to the UK soon (Brexit be damned), so in honor of my favorite fall vacation place, the next few weeks will feature photos from last year's trip to England. I stumbled upon this used bookstore in the Marylebone section of town and just had to snap a photo of its picturesque exterior.... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #077 …

Brighton vista. I'm still sorting out my feelings about my visit to Brighton. One one hand, I loved it, it's a funky seaside resort town, but certainly not like my childhood in Atlantic City, NJ. Brighton reminded me more of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, less of a boardwalk and amusements-filled beach town. The beach was... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #076 …

I call this photo "optimism." While I see kayaks arranged on this little inlet of San Diego Bay on a daily basis, I've never seen them stacked so nicely and so tall. Nor is there usually anyone there watching over them. And while there are 3 out in the Bay already (along with a couple... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #075 …

I went to Hay-on-Wye for the books and saw this. The Hay Valley is incredibly green and beautiful. Nestled just beyond this vista, taken from a bridge, is the tiny village, the world's first booktown. Invented in 1962 by visionary (and very eccentric) entrepreneur Richard Booth (who died in late August), the idea of a... Continue Reading →

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