Shakespearian Stratford

The final stop off on our Southern explorer is the stunning town of Stratford Upon Avon, best known for being the birthplace of our premier playwright Mr William Shakespeare. Stratford is a market town that is full to bursting with stunning Tudor details, some of which would be recognisable to Will himself. Naturally the town,Continue reading “Shakespearian Stratford”

Bayard’s Cove Fort

While in Dartmouth we explored Bayard’s Cove Fort – a Tudor fort, built between 1522 and 1536 which contained heavy guns to protect the town from attack. The significance of the fort’s strategic position can best be seen from the sea as it controls the narrowest point of the channel at the entrance to DartmouthContinue reading “Bayard’s Cove Fort”

Books, beautiful books.

As we leave Retiro park I stumble upon this bibliophile’s dream! Open air book stalls in weathered little cabins . . . . You can find this cornucopia of the written word on a small pedestrian street known as the Cuesta de Moyano. Running down from El Retiro Park to the Glorieta de Carlos VContinue reading “Books, beautiful books.”

Vinegar Hill

Next on our tour of Brooklyn we’re heading to a curious little neighbourhood that is not exactly on the tourist trail – Vinegar Hill. It’s a tiny neighbourhood in Brooklyn on the East River Waterfront between Dumbo and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The neighbourhood gets its name from the Battle of Vinegar Hill, an engagementContinue reading “Vinegar Hill”