Xinyi nights

Nov 20, 2013 in Taiwan 2013

Xinyi nights

A view from a rooftop bar

Balcony view

Oct 15, 2011 in Chile

Balcony view

I moved into a new flat yesterday. I was perhaps a bit rash, as it was only the second place I looked at, but it was more or less the kind of thing I was looking for and I didn’t want to spend any longer than necessary in my temporary accommodation.

What really persuaded me was the views from the balcony. London is not a high-rise city, and I’d almost always lived in houses while I was there. The one time I lived in a block of flats I was on the first floor. So this flat, up high on the 15th floor, was something new. And it faces east towards the mountains, so the height is worth having.

Cerro San Cristóbal

Oct 02, 2011 in Chile

Cerro San Cristóbal

Cerro San Cristóbal is the highest point inside Santiago and it’s always nice to go up there and see the views of the city surround by the mountains. I went up again, late on a Sunday evening, taking the lazy route to the top on the funicular railway. The place is always crawling with cyclists, and as soon as my bike arrives from Europe I can’t wait to tackle this hill. It’s about 300m from street level to the peak, a bit more of a challenge than my cycle up Highgate Hill used to be.

I like the atmosphere at the top of San Cristóbal. You can hear the noise of the sprawling city but it feels very calm and tranquil. I sat and watched the sun set and the lights of the city come on, then headed back down to the streets.

Stormy weather

Apr 26, 2011 in Canada 2011

Stormy weather

Rainy day at Dundas Square

Sunday in Toronto

Apr 24, 2011 in Canada 2011

Sunday in Toronto

Toronto Islands

Apr 23, 2011 in Canada 2011

Toronto Islands

A view back to the mainland from Ward’s Island

City Hall

Apr 23, 2011 in Canada 2011

City Hall

CN Tower

Apr 22, 2011 in Canada 2011

CN Tower

After a moment of madness on skyscanner.net, I found myself at the top of the CN Tower less than a day after buying flights from London

Foggy morning

Jan 10, 2011 in Luxembourg 2011

Foggy morning

MUDAM

Jan 09, 2011 in Luxembourg 2011

MUDAM

Contemporary art in Luxembourg