It’s the weekend and what better place to be than the magical world of Kings Cross. Like Harry Potter, Kings Cross Station was the start of my journey to school at the beginning of each term.
Bowie Lazarus London
However, today’s magic was in the
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The Royal Geographical Society held a couple of events mid-week; the Shackleton photography exhibition and talks by Hadi Al Hikmani and Abdulaziz Al Huseini organised by Nigel Winser.
Royal Geographical Society
With a large crowd , including several
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With time to check-out the sights of London as well as listen to the talks at the RGO I wandered the streets.
St Bartholomew the Great Exquisite Pain Damien Hirst
In 900year old church of St Bartholomew the Great they
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South of Florence and, equally important for me, at the north-west terminus of the Frankincense Trail from Oman is Rome. We arrived into Rome on Italo Train’s excellent service.
Corner of the former Vicus Tuscus now San Teodoro
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From Bologna an express train cuts under the Apennines to Florence.
Train through Bologna
The track is remarkably smooth and allows speeds of up to 300kmph
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Bologna continued to charm through to our last day in town.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre Bologna
Probably the most interesting church we visited in Bologna was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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Overlooking even the Two Towers are the Bologna Apennines.
The arcade on Via Saragozza
The foothills close to the city
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Bologna turned out to be a gem, with a cohesive central area and kilometre after kilometre of arcades providing traffic free, all weather walks.
The Two Towers of Bologna-Garisenda and Asinelli Towers
The central area is dominated by the Two Towers. The higher,
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Ryan Air in clear weather over Lago di Vernago in the Southern Tryol Alps took me into Bologna where the David Bowie retrospective is currently being shown. We flew over the Ötztal Alps where Fineilspitze mountain (left centre overlooking Lago di Vernago) was the location of the find of Ötzi the Iceman.
Flying over Lago di Vernago in the Alps to Bologna
Though I had a ticket for the original 2103 launch
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Sub-Tropic Oman offers Beach Lovers soft-white sand, warm seas and perhaps best of all many will be deserted, until you arrive.
In the far north of the Sultanate the small town of Bukha
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