Shutterspeed: Rotterdam in black and white

A few weeks ago my brother and I took a trip to Rotterdam. I'd never been in the city proper before, only to concert venues on the fringes, and I was surprised at how modernist and industrial it is. To get the Netherlands to surrender, the Germans bombed Rotterdam on May 14 1940, threatening to do... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: A genuine British seaside holiday in Aberystwyth

Last week I spent a beautiful weekend in the seaside town of Aberystwyth, on the west coast of Wales. I took the train up to Cartmarthen and there transferred to a bus, which took in a beautiful part of the coastline on its way to Aberystwyth. I had been told that it's probably the most... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Return to Berlin

A few weeks ago I was in Berlin on a lightning visit, accompanying a friend who was passing through on her way to a conference. I spent half a day there by myself and took the opportunity to visit the exhibition Die Schwarzen Jahre: Geschichte einer Sammlung. 1933 - 1945 at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum. It was... Continue Reading →

Histourism: A weekend in Budapest

Last weekend I visited Budapest with a friend. I had been dying to see Budapest for ages and I was not disappointed. It's brimming with gorgeous architecture, historical landmarks, amazing food, friendly people and a great atmosphere. It's fairly cheap to stay and eat there as well. The beautiful sunny weather and the colourful autumn... Continue Reading →

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