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Category Archive: Europe

Jan 05 2016

Discovering Toruń

Surprisingly, the beautiful, medieval city of Toruń, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city where Nicolaus Copernicus was born and raised, turned out to be the most challenging city for me during my stay in Poland.  As a result, it took me a bit of time to warm to it. I arrived …

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Dec 18 2015

The Leaning Tower of Toruń

You’ve heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but have you heard of the Leaning Tower of Toruń?  No?  That’s OK because you can find out all about it in this Foto Friday.  I’m being serious.  It really does exist.  See… The Leaning Tower of Toruń was built in the 13th century to defend the town, which …

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Dec 11 2015

Is it a House, Teepee, or Lock-Up?

I love it when I find something unusual – something that I’m not expecting.  This Foto Friday is one of those accidental finds.  I was waiting at a bus stop in Wheatley, a village in Oxfordshire, to get a bus back to Oxford when I spotted this unusual-looking building. Once I had seen it, I had to go over to investigate.  It …

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Nov 28 2015

Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow

I haven’t really explored Oxfordshire much over the years, but I need to. There is so much to discover, like Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow, which is this week’s Foto Friday. “Nice photo, but what the hell is it?”, you’re thinking, aren’t you?  Well, that’s exactly what I wondered when I first saw it.  The weather was great …

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Nov 20 2015

Donnington Castle

A couple of weeks ago, I was travelling from Oxford to Bournemouth for a friend’s birthday, and I wanted to do a bit of sightseeing on the way.  I looked on both the English Heritage and National Trust websites to find out what I could see on my journey down, and found Donnington Castle, which is …

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Nov 18 2015

Audley End House and Gardens

I’m discovering that there is so much more to the UK than I realised because the more I explore, the more I find.  Audley End House was one of my new discoveries when I arrived back to the UK.  I was working at a summer school in Bishop’s Stortford, and I wanted to go somewhere …

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