Starting #365travelpics – in January looking at memories. Day 1: First up: Hotel Igman from 1984 Sarajevo Olympics which became was used by Mladic during wars.
Day 2 of #365travelpics & memories of a spring trip in 2017 to spectacular Athens with its ancient monuments & modern night life.
Day 3 #365travelpics & memories of EdFringe 2017 and the elegant, eccentric & exciting Edinburgh – can’t wait to return. This was the view from my room for my visit.
Day 4 #365travelpics & memories of Christmas Markets 2017 in classy Vienna with great architecture, good wine & welcoming locals. — in Vienna, Austria.
Day 5 of #365travelpics & memories of my last trip in 2017: the less discovered Slovakia with its quiet capital Bratislava & its main bridge over the Danube.
Day 6 of #365travelpics & memories of when travelling changed my life. An Erasmus Year in Grenoble, France made me love travel in Europe & started my academic career.
Day 7 of #365travelpics & memories of first snowfall in Grenoble, France in the Alps during my Erasmus year. The beauty & excitement of that day has meant mountains have featured in many of my trips since.
Day 8 of #365travelpics & memories of a time before Brexit when sweets symbolised the EU at Arcachon, France.
Day 9 of #365travelpics & memories of my last visit to Alsace in the east of #France : this is Ribeauville with wooden houses, vines all around & a charming mix of French & German culture.
Day 10 of #365travelpics & more memories of France : sunrise over the Château de Sours near Bordeaux where I celebrated my 30th.
Day 11 of #365travelpics & memories of an early morning drive across northern France : sunrise over the motorway. #NoFilter
Day 12 of #365travelpics & memories of a hot, sunny St Aubin in Burgundy, France : church dates from 10th century & sits atop this beautiful village which produces superb wine.
Day 13 of #365travelpics & memories of a fantastic morning in Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France : got there at opening time, enjoying alone the masterpieces & the view of Sacré Cœur through the old station clock.
Day 14 of #365travelpics & memories of an evening walk across Paris, France ending in front of Notre Dame. Beautifully lit & the square is quieter than the middle of the day.
Day 15 of #365travelpics & memories of standing in front of Notre Dame in Paris France in Point Zero from where all distances to the capital are measured.
Day 16 of #365travelpics & memories of meetings in the inspiring Manchester Town Hall, closed today for 6 years refurbishment. Looking forward to returning to this masterpiece.
Day 17 of #365travelpics & memories of the last Lumiere London when Westminster Abbey was colourfully lit to highlight its ancient features. This festival of light returns tomorrow.
Day 18 of #365travelpics & memories of those who stood for freedom in the Czech Republic: Jan Palach committed suicide here at the end of the Prague Spring in 1968. Political freedoms would only follow 2 decades later.
Day 19 of #365travelpics & memories of those who stood for freedom in Hungary: this striking memorial remembers the Swiss Consul who helped Jews escape Budapest in World War 2.
Day 20 of #365travelpics & looking towards Holocaust Memorial Day. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin is striking & moving, ensuring past events are remembered. Powerful Memories.
Day 21 of #365travelpics & looking towards Holocaust Memorial Day. Important Memories from Berlin and the Memorial to Persecuted Homosexuals.
Day 22 of #365travelpics & looking towards Holocaust Memorial Day. There were camps across Europe: this is the work camp at Struthof, near Strasbourg where some detainees quarried red rock to build Speer’s Berlin. 22,000 died.
Day 23 of #365travelpics & thinking of Holocaust Memorial Day. The first concentration camp in Germany was at Dachau near Munich It led to a network across Europe & its stark memorial remembers the thousand who died.
Day 24 of #365travelpics & remembering Holocaust Memorial Day. This is Plaszow Camp, a forced labour camp, in Krakow which featured in Schindler’s List.
Day 25 of #365travelpics & memories ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday. The gates at Auschwitz “Arbeit macht frei” / “Work sets you free” but here it often actually meant the end.
Day 26 of #365travelpics & memories ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow. The buildings in the Auschwitz Camp 1 are brick, functional buildings with an awful purpose. Eventually they were too few for the numbers arriving. Sobering.
Day 27 of #365travelpics & Holocaust Memorial Day. Memories of the shocking scale of Auschwitz Birkenau. A vast camp where over a million died
Day 28 of #365travelpics & the Reichstag in Berlin where memories are built into the building: where Soviet graffiti & Nazi destruction have been left as reminders of the past & fragility of democracy.
Day 29 of #365travelpics & memories of a divided Europe: this week the wall & death strip between East & West in Berlin has now being dismantled longer than it stood as a barrier.
Day 30 of #365travelpics & memories in Sarajevo at the location where a shooting of an Archduke led to World War I.
Day 31 of #365travelpics & memories in Sarajevo of conflicts in the 90s & the destruction of the National Library with a plea not to forget.