Category Archive: Transport

From Highlands to Islands: Kyle of Lochalsh Line

A pleasant enough August afternoon. Inverness railway station, Scottish Highlands.

I found myself underneath the railway arches, eyes scanning the automated departure board, searching for a connection to the Isle of Skye, searching for one particular train.

北威爾斯・鐵道遊:終章 Llandudno 蘭迪德諾之海

英國海濱的度假點,不論南北均有個模板:就像黑池一樣,在海邊長廊上,街機和雪糕店滿佈,再加上舊式遊樂場,與其說是個好景點,不如說是個對舊世界的迷戀。然而,蘭迪德諾可謂完全不同:下車之時,眼前的是個修剪整齊的花園,兩旁排著保存良好的維多利亞大宅,牆壁在春日的映照下顯得特別的白;摩登的拱廊下,是漂亮咖啡室和餐廳(和…超市),場景活像三十年代的浪漫電影一般。小城建在一個名叫Great Orme的海角之下,在其上或可一睹愛爾蘭海的風光。

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 5 – Llandudno

Beyond a neat, landscaped garden stands well-maintained Victorian townhouses, enhanced by the sunlight in sparkling white; ironclad verandas sit atop the main shopping street filled with fashionable cafes and restaurants as if lifted straight from a classic romantic film

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 4-Conwy

Having transversed Conwy valley yesterday, I arrived at its namesake walled town. Roughly midway on the road between Chester and Holyhead, Conwy (anglicised as Conway) has been an important travel outpost for Ireland since the Middles Ages, and the postcard-perfect little town is home to another World Heritage Castle.

北威爾斯・鐵路遊:3.礦城記

坐最威爾斯的蒸汽路線,沿著名的古老鐵軌,到大概英國以至世界上最漂亮的灰色城市。

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 3– Ffestiniog

Ffestiniog Railway to Blaenau Ffestiniog: what is quite possibly the most beautiful grey town, with the oldest railway company in the United Kingdom.

倫敦橋 v.s. 倫敦塔橋

之所以把塔橋當成倫敦橋,當然和London Bridge is falling down有關:世界絕大部分聽過倫敦橋的人都未見其影,而只是從兒歌中知道它經常跌下來。塔橋橋面能打開讓船通過,自然和會上升下降的印象一拍即合了。

雖說塔橋盡搶了倫敦橋的風頭,但若說對倫敦更為重要的橋,到底還是平實的倫敦橋莫屬。今天就來為倫敦橋宣傳一下。

北威爾斯・鐵道遊-1.加拿分城 (Caernarfon)

背著背包,來趟無故而隨興的鐵路旅行。

大概因國際交通不便,北威爾斯不是遊英國的大路選擇。但對一個鐵道迷來說,這角落立時變成旅遊熱點:由世上第一條保存鐵路到數條蒸汽觀光線,北威爾斯是個我一直想到的地方。

某天被困圖書館時,在網上看見兩條響往已久的路線快將重開,看看時間剛好是較空閒的週末。於是便像旅遊廣告一樣,沒太多考慮的便訂了票。

Cross the Thames Up in the Air: Emirates Air Line

There are many ways you can cross the Thames in London. Besides walking, roads, trains and tubes, you can also chose to cross via a rope hanging ninety metres above the water.

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey – 1. Caernarfon

North Wales. The idea began on a facebook scroll. The image was stereotypically grey. I was, fittingly, in a library basement, and had tasked to immerse myself in the books in front of… Continue reading