A surreptitious snap while following a tour of the Stockholm City Hall, best known as the venue for the annual Nobel Banquet. The tour ended up circling back to this Gyllene Salen (“Golden Hall”) but it was far more crowded then.
My crazy friend went for a New Year’s Day polar dip.. I blissfully stayed on dry land, (and black ice) with gorgeous views of Forth Bridge, Edinburgh.
Thanks, Cee, for the inspiration!
A majority of tourists make a beeline to UNESCO site Stari Most in Mostar, Bosnia. But while most people focused on taking pictures of the famous site, I was absorbed taking pictures from the bridge.
I was surprisingly pleased with this photo. I struggled to find a way to capture both sides of the river, the famed divide between the Christian and Muslim communities. The river itself was quite wide and I didn’t quite have the right lens . Instead, the beautiful nature, green foliage on the banks, and mountains jutting out behind shone.
I should have know it was going to be beautiful. Our stretch stop at a tiny town of Pocitelj afforded this gorgeous view from the fort ruins, which would have stretched all the way to the Adriatic coast had it been a clear day.
I am still marveling, more than a year later, my luck of actually already being in the UK when the Olympics happened!
I thought it would be a nicely timed one, in honor of Mandela, as the Olympics represented peaceful competition and respect, portrayed by each country’s athletes.
At Eton Dorney rowing venue.
Thank you, Ailsa, at Where’s My Backpack, for inspiring us on these travel themes.