Holiday Inn, Sarajevo

The most famous hotel in Bosnia Reading “In harm’s way” by Martin Bell reminded me of our Balkan holiday in 2010. Sarajevo was one of…

Filming locations for The Queen’s Gambit

Where was The Queen’s Gambit filmed?   Netflix has grabbed audiences with The Queen’s Gambit, which is an adaptation of Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of…

Happy 50th Birthday Kingston Bridge!

Kingston Bridge awarded Category C listing status Glasgow’s Kingston Bridge has been recognised with listing status at Category C for its special architectural and historic…

Travel: Pallasstrasse Bunker and Pallasseum, Berlin

The unusual architecture of the Social Palace Pallasstrasse bunker in Schöneberg in southern Berlin is a former air-raid shelter built in 1943 by forced labourers.…

Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle is a mysterious addition to the city.  Perched above an ornate rear door in an alleyway,…

What to see at Lumiere Durham 2019

Lumiere Durham 2019 Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, returns to Durham in November for its 10th-anniversary edition. As #Durham19 the county’s Year of Culture…

What is the Catalan Christmas pooping man?

Look for the Caganer in Catalonia at Christmas! One of our cheekiest Christmas decorations at home is this little guy we picked up on holiday…

Travel To Do: BierPinsel, Berlin, Germany

Bierpinsel Berlin Getting off at U9 Schloßstraße station gives you a bit of advance warning of what to expect at Bierpinsel. The garish colour scheme…