Darwen Tower

After our walk to the India Mills chimney we got into the car and made our way onto the A666 back into the town. Signs for the tower soon appeared and we followed them obediently until the road we were on came to an end. Turning the car around and parking up we started the…

Sputnik and the Pope.

Arriving in East Berlin via the U-Bahn, we alighted at Senefelderplatz and made our way to the Myers Hotel on Metzer Straße in Prenzlauer Berg.  With our cases trundling and bumping behind us on the beautiful cobbled street like lost dogs, we headed to our accommodation for the next three days. The entrance to the…

Build it and they will come.

As Gustav Eiffel was putting the finishing touches to his towering marvel of wrought iron for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, waxed moustaches began to twitch in the drawing rooms of Britain. Here, now, was a manmade structure standing at 1,063ft that dwarfed the tallest monument on British soil, Nelson’s Column and it wasn’t…