If you are enjoying a weekend getaway or stopping over in Edinburgh on your way to amazing Scotland, and you only have a short period of time to explore the city, don’t panic. Edinburgh is a compact and historic city that a lot could be seen in the city center in just a day or two.
The Scottish Highlands is an extraordinarily unique existence. It is not blessed with natural resources. It is filled with solid culture and history. Composed of ancient, scattered highlands, rocks were mold by numerous streams and glaciers and shaped to a stunningly beautiful landscape that shakes your core.
So…I wondering what should be my 100th post; and I think it would be great to celebrate it with a compilation of the Cathedrals in Europe ~ 🙂 So it’s a list of my choices of the most “memorable” cathedrals in Europe – They are the top of the list based on its look, its scale or its uniqueness.
I had a friend visiting Europe but only stopped over in London for just one and a half day – definitely not enough for to actually “see” this historical and cultural mega-city in the UK! So, it’s a mission to make sure he sees as much of London as possible with a bicycle in 1 day…
The Lake District, actually (to me), doesn’t have many “one-of-a-kind”, unique, or iconic attractions compared to any other English towns in England; however it has a subtle beauty and a poetic quality that inspired countless artists, poets, writers, and basically everyone who visited the region or called it home. The artists have made a concerted effort and made this place romantic.
My pick of urban observatory decks – First, the city itself has to have unique and spectacular cityscape for the viewers to appreciate; Secondly, the observatory deck has to offer the best angle of the iconic landmarks with the backdrop of the stunning skyline. Therefore, some of the choices are tough and they might not be the landmark itself. Instead – they are my “even better” choices.
Everyone loves art. I love art. Art is everywhere in town, but walking through all the top 5 art galleries is a marathon challenge. One requires energy, good legs, stamina, strategies, time, strong desire, and passion… It is all about my pick of top 10 European classical art museums in the world !
When I heard of a “sky garden”, I always go back and imagine the ancient wonders – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Although the concept of building gardens in buildings is not exactly new, I do think it is a renewed trend in modern architecture to bring greenness to the urban space.
Winter in England – Grey, dreary, rainy… Somehow, the old English streets and shambles has a particular kind of tragic romance and beauty of the December rain. York is one of the most visited English cities, and it is the “York” that today’s New York is referring. New York has sparkled and become the city …