The two young visitors walked beside the concrete wall, taking a close look at the fading graffiti from an era before their time. Beyond were more modern and colourful buildings and the hum of traffic and the dinging of trams and bicycle bells. But on this side they looked incredulous as they tried to imagine living behind this relic.
Bratislava lures many visitors with its well protected historic old town, including grand 20th century buildings and medieval city towers, including St Michael’s Gate. But there is another side to Bratislava, for better or worse.
In Budapest, on the banks of the Danube, you get two cities in one: the hilly Buda on the west of the river, and Pest to the east. Of course, there is plenty on both sides to keep the traveller occupied, from Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion up in the Buda hills over looking the city, to the […]
Florence’s cathedral, or Duomo, has to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. But for photographers its sheer size and location – sandwiched amid the narrow streets of the centre of Florence, present a holy problem. So what to do? My advice – and I don’t profess to getting good shots of this building despite many […]