The Anonymous Widower

Little Bits Of Italian Paper

One slight irritant in Italy is that the law says you must have a receipt.  Unlike in the UK, Italians seem very reluctant to bin them for you.

October 21, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

Back From Palermo By Train

I arrived back safely from Palermo last night and I’ll be posting the details of the trip over the next few days.  The posts will be dated as they happened.

I should say though, that I travelled on eight trains in the seven days, since I left on the eighth of this month.

Other than the choosing of the wrong hotel in Naples, I made only one big mistake; I travelled with an out-of-date guide, which made Naples, Genoa and Turin difficult.

This link will give all the posts, when they’ve all been written.

October 15, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Notes On The Louvre

At places in the museum, there are a series of notes, giving details of the museum itself.

Notes On The Louvre

Notes On The Louvre

It is a good idea, that some museums in the UK could copy.

October 14, 2013 Posted by | World | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Good Way To Show Small Paintings

I’ve never seen this done before, but it showed the small painting well.

A Good Way To Show Small Paintings

A Good Way To Show Small Paintings

I’m sure many art galleries have lots of small paintings that are never shown and could benefit from a version of this technique.

October 14, 2013 Posted by | World | , , , , | Leave a comment

Queues At The Louvre

There were long queues at the Louvre.

You can buy advance tickets and the details are here.

I queued for about an hour and a half to get in. But it was worth it!

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , , , | 1 Comment

A Day In Paris

As I wasn’t sure how long it would take to get home, before I left, I booked a ticket on the 21:10 Eurostar from Paris to London.

This effectively gave me nine hours in Paris, so I decided to go to the Louvre and then do some exploration.

Unfortunately, my camera ran out of juice, so there isn’t many pictures.

But I enjoyed myself otherwise!

I did even find a gluten-free creperie in Montmartre, but unfortunately it shuts on Mondays.

This wouldn’t have been a disaster, as I knew I’d get a good supper on Eurostar.

But unfortunately, I’d somehow mixed up getting my gluten-free meal.

The staff however, rustled me up some very acceptable chicken with chick-peas.

I was in my bed in Hackney by just after eleven, after eight trains in seven days.

Being close to St. Pancras means that trains are a very good option, as I can always get a bus home if the train is a very late one.

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October 14, 2013 Posted by | Food, Transport | , , , , | Leave a comment

From Geneva To Paris

Four words sum up the TGV Duplex trip from Geneva to Paris; fast, frequent, comfortable and boring. This bridge was the only interesting thing I was able to photograph.

From Geneva To Paris

From Geneva To Paris

To describe the trip as boring is actually a complement and I arrived in Paris just over three hours after I left Geneva.

If only all travel was as simple.

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | 2 Comments

Would I Go Back To Geneva?

See Milan!

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

At Geneva Station Use The Back Entrance For France

there was some work going on at Geneva station and I had difficulty finding the platforms for the TGV to Paris.

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

A Welcoming Lith In Geneva

This excellent lith with a map and information, was placed just out of Geneva station on the way to the lake.

A Welcoming Lith In Geneva

A Welcoming Lith In Geneva

Every station exit in the world should have one!

I can’t find anything about these liths and their maps on the Internet.

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , , , , , | Leave a comment