Postcard from Warsaw; Uplifted and inspired

There are few more inspiring or uplifting museums I have visited than the Uprising Museum in Warsaw. It is such a positive place about really bleak periods of Polish history. Detailing the Polish resistance during its occupation by Nazi Germany during WWII and then its subsequent annexation by the Soviet Union it is a testiment to the indomitable spirit of …

Postcard from beautiful development in Warsaw

Finding an unexpectedly beautiful view is one of the great pleasures of travel and capturing it to share with family and friends is extra special. This view of Warsaw in Poland from the top of the Palace of Culture and Science fits this description perfectly. The city itself is full of pleasant surprises, modern, progressive and moving beyond its past …

Lucerne Museum of Transport – Planes, Trains & Automobiles

The opportunity to travel to Lucerne in Switzerland offered a further chance to establish some ‘culture vulture’ credibitlity, visiting several museums in just a few days. I especially enjoyed the Bourbaki-Panorama which was the pre-cinema equivalent of 3D movies. It is a huge walk-round painting which depicts the retreat of the French at Les Verrières in Switzerland in the Franco-Prussian …