Category Archive: The North

My Favourite Towns of Britain (City Edition) – DURHAM

DURHAM, County Durham Travel Notes Last visit – May 2018 Time spent – three years, on and off, plus almost annual pilgrimage since Method of arrival – usually by rail (from all corners… Continue reading

My Favourite Towns of Britain – Lerwick

The Shetland islands are the northernmost archipelago of the British Isles; and although several villages lie further to the north, Lerwick is by far the largest settlement. As such, it is home to the a lot of northernmost facilities in the U.K.: from department stores to industrial estates, from bus stations to Chinese restaurants. It does make touring the unremarkable bits of town all that more interesting. If anything, it’s nice to be able to brag.

My Favourite Towns of Britain – Aberystwyth

Just the word “Aberystwyth” conjures up the image of Celtic mystery. Nobody knows how to pronounce the name; nobody know where the town is situated. Perhaps the only “town” deserving of this epithet in mid-Wales, it’s at least a three hour drive from anywhere resembling a major city: if travelling from London, it’s generally quicker to reach the Mediterranean. By rail, it’s the terminus of a single spur, spitting off from the already little-trafficked Cambrian Coast line. It’s very much end of the journey, and worthy for that alone.

Sheffield 錫菲・Park Hill 彩虹邨的回影


不列顛・最後邊疆記 — Orkney的意大利


不列顛・最後邊疆記 — 邱吉爾堤壩


不列顛・最後邊疆記 — 聖瑪嘉烈之希望

South Ronaldsay是Orkney群島中最南的一個。我坐著旅遊巴大小的巴士;直到最後總站。St. Margaret’s Hope是小島上唯一能勉強叫做村落的地方,因為是個來回蘇格蘭的接駁港,是以路闊落得足夠讓貨櫃車經過;只是早上的「繁忙時段」(約五架貨櫃車)已過,靜悄悄的街道,正好配合水平如鏡的岸景。

不列顛・最後邊疆記 — Orkney明信片(1)


Postcards from Orkney (2)

I soldier on in the Orkneys. Today, for a couple of history lesson. The Harbour at St. Margaret’s Hope, South Ronaldsay // I arrived on South Ronaldsay by bus, it being the southernmost… Continue reading

Postcards from Orkney (1)

Orkney: an island group about 10 miles north of the Top End of Scotland. With its treasures and histories shrouded in mystery and (routinely) rain and stormy clouds, it is quite literally a… Continue reading