I’ve written about symbols visible in Celetna Street in Prague – The Black Madonna, the White Peacock and the Powder Tower. At No 8, you can see a decorative Baroque symbol of a Black Sun.
Along the Atlantic coast, in Portugal’s central region, lies the town of Nazaré – literally, Nazareth. It sprawls over a clifftop and a beach below the cliffs and is a popular summer destination along the Silver Coast. But why does it share a name with an important biblical town?
Throughout the ages, man had a certain respect for nature. Many cultures imagined that there must be some spirit or god responsible for nature and the wilderness. The Romans called him Sylvanus, literally, ‘Of the woods’
I looked up from my newspaper in down-town Şişli. I shrugged into my jacket to keep the worst of the cold wind at bay. A bus had just stopped in front of me, avoiding a grumpy looking man on a motorbike, so I boarded. I found an empty uncomfortable seat and settled … Continue reading
While planning a trip to Japan, I faced a conundrum of sorts – should I spend all my time in Tokyo or should I travel the country? Experience different aspects of Japanese culture or get to grips with the capital?