Gdansk – ul Mariacka

The above picture was taken in Gdansk today, 6th August 2018. The houses are beautiful with drain pipes, gargoyles, and windows. It’s hard to believe that this entire street and almost all of the old town of Gdansk was rebuilt after WWII based on drawings, paintings, and documents.

10 of the best eccentric attractions in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Weird wonders, including a prowl around Amsterdam’s cat museum, a truly deep Transylvanian theme park and ‘Stalin’s World’ in Lithuania, have made readers embrace the quirky.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Megastructures: seven wonders of the modern world near completion

From Britain to the Middle East and China, engineers and architects are pushing the boundaries of possibility as they strive to create the biggest and the best

World Architecture Festival 2015 ‘building of the year’ and other winners – in pictures

A ‘horizontal’ residential development in Singapore takes the top prize at the 2015 World Architecture Festival

The London that might have been – in pictures

From Nelson’s Globe to a tower that dwarfs Big Ben and a landing strip on Park Lane, here are 300 years of designs for London that, if built, would have changed the city for ever

Eco-friendly architecture in the Alps hits new heights

Attitudes to Alpine wilderness have changed in the 150 years since the Matterhorn was first climbed: these cutting-edge new buildings treat the mountains gently, while still looking great