On the way to Sofia, Bulgaria, a short stopover in London, one year before the Olympic Games...
"RIAS BAJAS - Airplanes from Lisbon to London sometimes take the west cost of Potugal. When the weather is fine, a wonderful view of the Rias Bajas in Galicia is available..."
"PATERNOSTER PLAZA - Views of Saint Paul's Cathedral from the Paternoster Plaza"
"WEST FRONT - According to Wikipedia, «for the Renaissance architect designing the west front of a large church or cathedral, the universal problem was how to use a facade to unite the high central nave with the lower aisles in a visually harmonious whole. [...] Wren's solution was to employ a Classical portico, [...] but rising through two storeys, and supported on paired columns. The remarkable feature here is that the lower storey of this portico extends to the full width of the aisles, while the upper section defines the nave that lies behind it. The gaps between the upper stage of the portico and the towers on either side are bridged by a narrow section of wall with an arch-topped window»"
"AROUND ST. PAUL'S"
"LONDON SKIES - Usually grey..."
"TATE MODERN - Preparing to cross Millennium Bridge. Not alone..."
"MIRÓ - Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed inside. So we have to stay only with what was shown outside."
"SOMETIMES THE SUN..."
"PUNCH & JUDY - A nice balcony for a beer at the end of the day in Covent Garden"
"PEOPLE - Always lots of people in London"
"TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games"
"NELSON - Definitely turned his back to the show..."
My previous blog - Blogtrotter - took care of the trips recorded in digital terms between November 2000 and early 2009. For the pre-digital era - photos scanned either from negatives or from paper - I created the Revival blogs: Blogtrotter 70s & 80s as well as Blogtrotter 90s. Enjoy!
"He who does not travel does not know the value of men" - Ibn Batuta (1304-1377);
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move" - Robert Louis Stevenson;
"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen" - Benjamin Disraeli;
"Evolution intended us to be travellers" - Bruce Chatwin;
"Navegar é preciso, viver não é preciso" - Fernando Pessoa. The common translation is: «to sail is necessary, to live is not necessary...»; some say however that the correct translation should be «to navigate is precise, to live is not precise...». But - taking into account that it has been attributed by Plutarch to Gnaeus Pompeius, who, during a severe storm, commanded sailors to bring food from Africa to Rome… - the real meaning may be the first one!!
LOOK AND LISTEN
Azer Mantessa was kind enough to make TWO videos with some of my pictures and his songs! I'm flattered! Thanks Azer!
The GMG TRAVELS THE WORLD may still be seen on You Tube. The other one SUNSETS however was removed!
Enjoy! Thanks again Azer!!