Friday, July 31, 2015

Hotel Review: Art'Otel, Dresden, Saxony, Germany - July 2015

My review of the Art'Otel, in Dresden...



The Zwinger Palace, Dresden, Saxony, Germany - 3rd July, 2015

A stunning piece of history brought back to life...



Bahnhof Freiberger Straße, Dresden, Saxony, Germany - 7th July, 2015

My favourite small station in Germany...



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Taxi & Take-off from Düsseldorf International Airport, Nordrhein-Westfal...

Sunset views at Düsseldorf Airport and the surrounding area...



Praha hlavní nádraží to Praha-Smíchov Railway Station, Prague, Czech Rep...

Views of Prague and its suburbs from a train...



Moritzburg - Radebeul Ost: A Ride on the Lößnitzgrundbahn, Saxony, Germa...

A narrow-gauge steam train ride through the Saxony countryside in Germany...



Star Wars Identities, Odysseum Museum, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, German...

May the force be with you....



Review: Leonardo Hotel, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - July 2015

My review of the Leonardo Hotel in Köln...



Take-off from Düsseldorf International Airport, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Ger...

Turboprop take-off from Düsseldorf and views over Nordrhein-Westfalen...



Landing at Leeds Bradford Airport, West Yorkshire, England - 20th July, ...

Aerial views of Leeds and West Yorkshire, UK...



Leaving Dresden Hauptbahnhof on a EuroCity Express, Saxony, Germany - 8t...

Footage from a EuroCity Express, en-route to Prague...



Landing at Düsseldorf International Airport, Nordrhein-Westfalien, Germa...

Views over the Nordrhein-Westfalen landscape...

Landing at Dresden International Airport, Saxony, Germany - 3rd July, 2015

Some aerial views of Saxony, from a turboprop...

Köln West Railway Station, Nordrhein-Westfalien, Germany - 20th July, 2015

Passing passenger and freight services at Cologne West Railway Station...

Bad Schandau to Lichtenhain Waterfall, Driver's Eye View on the Kirnitzs...

A tram driver's eye view, through beautiful scenic Saxony in Germany...



Monday, July 20, 2015

Breslauer Platz, outside of #Köln #Hauptbahnhof. #red #buggy #travel #tourism #tourist #tricycle #IgersKöln #Germany #transport


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A regional #train crosses #Höhenzollern #Bridge after leaving #Köln #Hauptbahnhof. Behind illuminated is #Köln #Cathedral (#Dom), and beneath reflecting the lights is the #River #Rhine. #travel #tourism #tourist #IgersKöln #Cologne #transport #reflection #zug #bahn #DeutscheBahn @deutschebahn


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We had a superb #curry last night from #Nameste #restaurant, which is near #Köln Hauptbahnhof. I definitely recommend this place if you are in Köln. #travel #food #foodporn #Indian #tourism #tourist #rice #naan #bhaji #samosa #IgersKöln #Cologne #Germany


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Final collage from #Melaten-Friedhof #Cemetery in #Köln. #travel #tourism #tourist #art #architecture #sculpture #statue #culture #attraction #peace #park #IgersKöln


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A little #green #perspective at the #Melaten-Friedhof #Cemetery in #Köln. #travel #tourism #tourist #trees #peace #park #nature #path #IgersKöln


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To be fair, if I was so well endowed, I'd probably want it on my #grave too. #lol #funny #kingsizeddick #dick #Melaten #Köln #IgersKöln #Germany #travel #tourism #tourist #Cemetery #DarkTourism PS. The real story behind this is that dick means fat in German. He was just a big lad all around! And also a talented musician. Thanks for continuing the #entertainment!


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Only in #Germany would you find this level of organisation at a #Cemetery. Watering cans with shopping trolley style 1 Euro deposit slots! Brilliant :) #travel #Melaten #Köln #tourist #blue #funny


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Yesterday we engaged in some dark #tourism at #Melaten-Friedhof #Cemetery in #Köln. It is featured on #TripAdvisor as a place worth visiting and it didn't disappoint. It was more like a #park than a cemetery and full of #art, #architecture, #wildlife and even #laughter. Some of the graves were quite spectacular and very costly. Tour guides were showing groups around, and there seemed to be a good balance between the various stakeholder groups. #entsleeds #travel #tourist #death #grave #graveyard #shrine #religion #attraction #Germany


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Sunday, July 12, 2015

One final piece of #design eye candy from #Prague - a stained glass #window #advertising #Tesla Radio from the 1940s, under a curved #glass roof. This is in the Lucerne Mall. #art #culture #history #travel #tourism #tourist #Czech #Praha #IgersPraha #IgersPrague


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One for the #design #geeks - a #cubist #lamppost in #Prague. A very rare sight, in fact quite unique I'm lead to believe. #Cubism was a short lived #artistic movement from 1910-1920 according to my Lonely Planet guide book, that went against the established horizontal and vertical lines in favour of triangular and pyramidal forms that emphasised diagonal lines and shapes. #fact #art #culture #history #travel #tourism #tourist #Praha #IgersPraha #IgersPrague #Czech


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David Cerny's #Horse #sculpture, which is suspended in #Prague's Lucerne Mall. The statue is a political statement against the political establishment in the #Czech Republic. Read more about David Cerny's work here: http://ift.tt/1khQe5q . #art #culture #Cerny #statue #IgersPrague #IgersPraha #Praha #travel #tourism #tourist #equine


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#Wenceslas #statue and National #Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square in #Prague. #IgersPrague #art #culture #architecture #history #travel #tourism #tourist #Czech


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#Recycling at its best in #Pilsen, a bar made of recycled #wood and #furniture made of recycled storage #pallets. Great idea! #pub #design #green #eco #travel #tourism #tourist #Czech


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St. Bartholomew's #Cathedral in #Pilsen. #Czech #IgersPilsen #architecture #travel #tourism #tourist #building #religion


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

#Memorial in #Pilsen's main square to the victims of the great #plague. #history #art #culture #death #remembrance #travel #tourism #tourist #Czech #IgersPilsen


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In #Pilsen's main square, one of several #fountains, and behind that, the City Hall. #Czech #ECoC2015 #culture #architecture #art #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction


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A very #colourful #floral display next to a war #memorial in front of #Pilsen Hlavni Ndrazí (#Railway #Station). Pilsen is the #2015 #European Capital of Culture. #travel #tourism #tourist #Czech #ECoC2015 #art #culture


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Today we went on the #train from #Prague to #Pilsen, a journey of around 75km, which took 1 hour 45 minutes - hardly high speed, but it was nice watching the #Czech countryside roll by. On the approach to Pilsen I stuck my phone out of the window to catch this lucky shot. #geek #interrail #travel #transport #tourism #tourist #railway #rail #locomotive #Euro


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Almost 'The Walking Dead' at Ujzed in #Prague. #art #zombies #sculpture #statue #holocaust #culture #travel #tourism #tourist #Ujzed


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Views over #Prague from #Petrin #Tower. #Praha #Czech #IgersPrague #landscape #Vltava #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction


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Looking up the 63.5 metre tall #Petrin #Tower in #Prague. #steel #architecture #building #IgersPrague #Czech #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction


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Friday, July 10, 2015

#Prague buildings bathed in late afternoon #sunshine. #street #Praha #IgersPrague #Czech #architecture #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction #urban #Summer #bluesky


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A little #perspective under the #arches at Emmaus #Monastery, #Prague. #architecture #religion #catholic #arch #design #stone #Praha #attraction #tourist #tourism #travel #IgersPrague #Czech


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#Cacti at #Prague Botanical Gardens. #plants #cactus #nature #Czech #IgersPrague #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction #Praha #garden


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Jindřišská věž #tower (left), and a statue outside Svatý Jindřich a svatá Kunhuta #church (right) in #Prague today. #architecture #culture #art #religion #sculpture #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction #Praha #Czech #IgersPrague


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Looking up St. Vitus #Cathedral, #Prague. #architecture #religion #building #history #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction #IgersPrague #Praha #Czech


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Collage of images of St. Vitus #Cathedral & other buildings within the #Prague #Castle complex, a true icon of Prague. Unfortunately the main gates and palace facade were covered in scaffolding, so no photos of those to add to this. #IgersPrague #attraction #tourist #tourism #travel #culture #art #history #architecture #religion #building


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A #statue of a #lion with #eagle #wings in #Prague. This was presented to the #Czech Government by the #British Government in June 2014, to honour the Czech pilots and air crew who fought with the Royal Air Force at 'The Battle of Britain' in World War II. #RAF #WW2 #art #culture #sculpture #military #memorial #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction #IgersPrague


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David Cerny's #baby #statues in #Prague. The babies also feature prominently on the legs of the Television Tower. These replicas were by the #Vltava River. #art #culture #sculpture #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction #Czech #IgersPrague


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A David Cerny #anomatronic #art installation in #Prague of two men peeling into a puddle in the shape of the #Czech Republic. They are writing out Czech proverbs with their #pee! #interesting #weird #funny #culture #IgersPrague #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction


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Kostel sv.Antonína in #Prague, a magnificent #gothic #church #building. #Catholic #religion #architecture #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction #Czech #IgersPrague


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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Just a #street intersection in #Prague today, most of the city is #architecture eye candy. I love being here. #Czech #IgersPrague #building #tram #wires #urban #travel #transport #tourism #tourist #culture #art


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A little #escalator #perspective, deep #underground at #Mustek #Station on Line C of the #Prague #Metro. #art #travel #tourism #tourist #transport #steps #Czech #IgersPrague #Praha


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#Museum of the City of #Prague. #architecture #building #history #Czech #culture #education #travel #tourism #tourist #attraction


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Approaching #Prague main #railway #station (Praha Hlavni Ndrazi) on the #Eurocity Express from #Dresden. We have 4 nights in the #Czech Republic now :) #happy #interrail #travel #tourism #tourist #train #transport #Praha #railfan


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The Scheune Café in #Dresden #Neustadt, serves the best #curry that I've ever had in #Germany, it's almost West Yorkshire standard! This is a special #thali platter for two people, which also came with rice and breads! #delicious #food #foodporn #spicy #travel #tourism #tourist #Deutschland #yummy #scheunecafé


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A little #perspective in the very #Bohemian #Dresden #Neustadt. #IgersDresden #Saxony #Germany #Deutschland #urban #graffiti #travel #tourism #tourist


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The #Kirnitzschtalbahn, which is a #tram that goes up a hill from Bad Schandau to a disappointing waterfall. The tram ride was nice enough, but a bit too hot at over 30 degrees. #travel #tourism #tourist #Saxony #BadSchandau #Germany #Deutschland #attraction #rail #Summer


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The view West along the #Elbe valley from the top of the Bad Schandau #elevator. The #Mountain in the distance is called #Lilienstein and is the symbol of the #Saxon Swiss National Park. #landscape #travel #Saxony #Germany #Deutschland #River #tourism #tourist #attraction #SaxonSwiss #Sandstone #geology #geography #education #fact #attraction


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