Castello: East at Easter

If Tarragona is Spain’s Belgrade, Castello (or Castellon) caught between Barcelona and provincial capital Valencia is its Taichung with the tram (actually a trolley bus) having its own fancy stops in the central reservation. So the far east meets the east of Iberia. The (non)tram in question runs from the rather swanky university campus, over […]

Barcelona: Nostalgia of Transport Past

Back in the big smoke and especially my favourite part of it, Horta to find its library running an exhibition of Barcelona transport from 1920 to 1975 (oddly no shots of Horta itself from what I could see). Going back to the Helsinki blog, taking a city as you find it, photography offers essential documentation […]

Cardiff: Transport Futurology

*This piece was originally written in July 2014 whilst still in China. I have since returned to Cardiff and was able to re-shoot some of the lost imagery as well as the revamped stations at Queen Street and Central. The words remain relevant as the South Wales metro region is set to be revitalised by […]

Athens: In Search of Hellinikon

In my first Athens blog I mention travelling via the then new airport in 2001 narrowly missing out on landing at its predecessor Hellinikon. In the third instalment of the ‘In Search of…’ blogs I went to visit the old and now ghostly aerodrome and was surprised at what I found (other than tumbleweed). Navigational […]