Tag Archive: Seaside

北愛爾蘭・Giant’s Causeway巨人堤道的足跡

依著北Antrim郡海岸線的巨人堤道,由超過四萬個多是六角形的玄武岩石柱所組成。黑黑的玄武岩,構成連綿不絕的石群,近看活像在海底的樓梯級,走遠點看就變成城堡的護牆,保護著愛爾蘭不般洪水拍打一般。

愛丁堡 北國的雅典

若你喜歡歐洲風典雅四方的建築,從中世紀傳留下來一級一級的石板道,和滲出陣陣歷史的城堡橋樑,那愛丁堡-甚至先於倫敦-就是你必需到的地方。

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

北威爾斯 鐵道遊 4. Conwy城堡

在北威爾斯的保存鐵路上渡過了美滿的一日後,我再次回到海岸,到另一古城參觀。 雖是鐵道遊,因有偉大的Engineering Work「保佑」,結果只能坐巴士。殘念… 沒要緊。本篇的賣點是Conwy(康威城?)一日遊。Conwy是北威爾斯海岸線上一個被城牆環繞的寧靜古城,跟早前到過的Caernarfon一樣有座世界遺產級的城堡。同是愛德華一世入侵威爾斯後的傑作,Conwy相比下來沒有首都的奢華,卻更增一點實用性。沒有Caernarfon羅馬神話的庇佑指導,Conwy建城的理由簡單得很:那地自中世紀以來就已是兵家必爭之地,總要建座城堡保衛一下。 而且,除了三月例牌的英倫灰,Conwy看來是個宜居的地方?

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。

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

Southend・在水中央

明明是最不恰當的颱風季,明明是到處關門的淡季,我卻很無故的養成了到海灘吹吹風的習慣。趁著聖誕不尋常的和暖天氣,便頂著清勁的風,到了老牌海濱渡假勝地Southend一趟。