Travels through History – France – Pont du Gard

Extract from the book ‘Travels through History : France” available here This famous aqueduct and bridge, visible from airplanes heading to Marseilles-Provence Airport, is between Remoulins and Vers-Pont du Gardon, 13 miles from Avignon. The Pont-du-Gard was built in just five years using 51,000 tons of stone . No mortar was used. The structure isContinue reading “Travels through History – France – Pont du Gard”

Travels through History – Northern Spain – Vigo

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Vigo: Vigo is the largest city inContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Vigo”

Ouseburn – Newcastle-upon-Tyne

An excerpt from the book: Travels through History – North-East England At first I wondered whether I was going the correct way. I had started heading over the Byker viaduct but realised I should be heading down into the valley so I could make a visit to the Victoria Tunnel. It didn’t look too promisingContinue reading “Ouseburn – Newcastle-upon-Tyne”

Travels through History – Northern Spain – Pontevedra

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Pontevedra: Pontevedra is well worth a night’sContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Pontevedra”