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Angel(s) of the North

Overlooking Newcastle upon Tyne the is the Angel of the North An imposing piece of public art that hovers on a hill above the Tyne and Newcastle.  There were also some angels of the north at Mo Tech the Moto … Continue reading

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Glasgow and people 

A hundred and fifty years ago Glasgow was the second city of the empire A centre of heavy industry such as shipbuilding and textile manufacture A centre of design, typified by the Glasgow architecture.  But a century or so later Glasgow … Continue reading

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Back in the UK after 17 years

It’s been 17 years since I visited the UK  December 1999 A cold wet winter of long nights and freezing days.  This trip its summer and the days are long, damp and cool. Not all the different from the Australian … Continue reading

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Boys Big Bike Bash in Tassie

    It was a boys big bike bash looping Tassie like it was a race track Roaring bikes From the cold damp west coast Misty wet Queenstown settled in the heart of the wild west coast windy roads in … Continue reading

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Melbourne can be a little different

As the rest of Australia Swelters In Melbourne has a top to day of 19c As the Lunar New Year Celebrations draw to the end There was Chinese dancing at Victoria Market With traditional music and movement Then in a change … Continue reading

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Impressions of Spain 3 – Alhambra

Sitting below the Sierra Nevada and above the fertile plane of Granada is The Red Alhambra The site chosen by the Romans for a fort Bought to its glory by the Moors as Christian Europe languished in its Dark Ages Magnificent … Continue reading

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Impressions of Spain 2 – Cadiz

Cadiz Old City 3000 years old Inhabited by Phoenicians Romans Goths Moors Through to the Spanish “Golden Years”     Flourishing Gold and other trade from the Americas Trading through its port Building a flourishing city Grand Cathedral     … Continue reading

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