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Then & Now: St Mark’s Square, Venice

May 9, 2018 , 0 Comments

St Mark’s Square, Venice. The “Then & Now” series I started a few years ago compared photos my grandfather has taken in the 60s and more modern ones I’ve taken in recent years. Last year my great-aunt passed away at the beautiful age of 95, and my mother found her old slides from her European…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Photography, Travel, Ukraine

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments

May 7, 2018 , 0 Comments

There are several monuments in the Exclusion Zone worth visiting. There is the Third Angel / Wormwood (not shown in the Gallery) sits just in front of a long path where each side is lined by names of the villages impacted by the disaster; on one side the village name was written on a white…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Photography, Ukraine

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village

May 3, 2018 , 0 Comments

Shortly after entering the Exclusion Zone we made a brief stop at a village. Zalesye Village is located at the edge of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, within the 30km perimeter. A walk through the village provided scenes of the cemetery (being tended to by family members, as it was shortly after Easter and they were…

Netherlands, Travels

Weekend Trips: Efteling, the Dutch Fairy Tale Theme Park

November 16, 2016 , 0 Comments

I’d never heard of Efteling before a Dutch friend mentioned it. Apparently my English friends were unaware of this amazing Dutch Theme Park as well (though Belgian ones knew it well). But when my Dutch friend suggested we visit a Theme Park in her country I was immediately on board. It was explained to me…

Belgium, Brussels, Travels, Uncategorized

Weekend Trips: Brussels, Belgium

November 4, 2016 , 0 Comments

The EuroStar is a beautiful invention when it comes to convenient and hassle free travel to the continent. It has direct services to Paris, Calais, Lille and Brussels. I’ve become well acquainted with the London to Brussels line in particular over these past few years. Either when traveling to visit friends in Belgium, or in…

Around London, London

Weekend Tourist: Apsley House & Wellington Arch

October 10, 2016 , 0 Comments

I can’t count the number of times that I’ve sat on a bus, usually Rt 148, going around the Roundabout at Wellington Arch thinking to myself “Gee, I really should visit Apsley House”.  I grew tired of thinking that so I made the decision to take a visit to both sites over a weekend I…

Around London

Touring Down Street Station

September 25, 2016 , 0 Comments

There remains many “secret” locations to see in London that tell amazing tales of the history of this city. An organization called “Hidden London“, in connection with TFL (Transport for London) have opened quite a few of these locations for tours. It’s become so popular that some of the tours even sell out months in…

Around London, Blog, Kent

Day Trips: Hever Castle

August 7, 2016 , 0 Comments

Day Trip to Hever Castle Hever Castle is a quick day trip from London and provides a really fun outing. The Castle and Gardens are absolutely stunning to visit and tour. There are two mazes to keep children (and adults) thoroughly entertained. You can even hire row boats or peddle boats to take out into…

Greece, Then & Now

Then & Now: Epidaurus, Greece

July 20, 2016 , 0 Comments

Behold! The ampitheatre at Epidaurus. Part of my Then & Now series that compares photos my grandfather took in the 60s against those that I’ve taken in more recent years – THEN! 1960s, taken by my Grandfather (James Andreson) NOW! 2015, taken by Jamie Andreson  

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London Walks: Seven Dials

July 13, 2016 , 0 Comments

Seven Dials refers to the neighborhood near Soho and Covent Garden where 7 streets converge. In the middle of the square there is a monument featuring 6 sun dials at the very top. This area was originally designed by Thomas Neale, who’s name appears on many of the buildings, and dates back to the 1690s….

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