Header photo – Amsterdam harbor on the IJ looking east past the cruise port / Border photo – Stuðlaberg, columnar basalt, Iceland
“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Monthly Archives: February 2014
For the almost three year life of this blog, daily hits to the site have numbered in the single and low double digits most of the time. Statistics automatically generated by WordPress include the daily numbers of hits and showed … Continue reading
From Prague Post. A look at Český Šternberk, a place I’d not heard about before now. An interesting add-on possibility outside Prague. The end of the article mentions two different buses to get you there but, since it’s only 30 … Continue reading
Back to the normal weekend closures – minimal Tube closures this weekend. Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. Bakerloo line – Saturday – Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Northern – Archway to High Barnet/Mill … Continue reading
In addition to taking day trips into the phenomenal countryside on my visit to Iceland in January, I was lucky enough to catch a classical concert at Harpa, Reykjavik’s new concert hall, open since May of 2011. The Iceland Symphony … Continue reading
Back to the normal weekend closures – not too many Tube issues this weekend. but London Overground is mostly shut. Note Embankment partial closure through early November… Metropolitan line – Wembley Park to Northwood/Uxbridge Northern line – Camden Town to Edgware Piccadilly line – South … Continue reading
The latest in a continuing series of artworks, each of which resides for about a year on the previously unoccupied fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. It’s a giant blue rooster entitled Hahn/Cock. I especially like the pigeons sitting below … Continue reading
From London Independent and Univ of Glasgow. The Hogback Stone, one of the thousand-plus year old Govan stones which live in a Glasgow church, is going on exhibition at the British Museum in London. Here’s more info and a photo, … Continue reading
Back to the normal weekend closures – minimal Tube closures this weekend. Note Embankment partial closure through early November… Jubilee line – Sunday – Waterloo to Finchley Road until 1100 Northern – Archway to High Barnet/Mill Hill East London Overground – Sunday only – Richmond … Continue reading
From London Independent. Ten great places for that special weekend getaway. I especially like the gypsy caravan. Let’s hope none of them are plagued by the disastrous floods currently inundating the island.
From London Independent. Ten top Scotches, a mix of single malts and blends. Blends? Really? I bought a nip of Highland Park in Edinburgh last month; quite nice but, admittedly, not the 25 year old stuff – more like 10 … Continue reading
Tfl reports that the second of two multi-day strikes set for today thru Friday morning has been avoided. Yahoo!
From London Independent. Trevor Nunn has staged 30 of Shakespeare’s 37 plays and wants to do the rest before retiring. Something to look forward to!!
The strike set for tomorrow is likely to affect Tube services beginning around 9.30 pm, all the way ’til Friday morning. Oy! Nice that things are supposed to be “normal” come Valentine’s Day. Here is more information from TfL…
Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Central London is mostly spared; nice after the two day strike. Metropolitan line – Harrow-on-the-Hill to Uxbridge Jubilee line – Sunday only – Waterloo to Finchley Road until 1100 Northern line – Kennington to Morden Piccadilly … Continue reading
The strike set for today is likely to affect Tube services all the way ’til Friday; next week may be similarly dragged out. Here is more information from TfL…