Instagram snapshots: Tokyo’s places of worship

Showing a different side to Tokyo, Belfast-born photographer Conor MacNeill turns his lens on the striking architecture and stunning interiors of a mosque, cathedral and temple

On the menu at the mosque – 2

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’ “I bring you Raspberry cold drink and a test of the Turnip juice just to see.” So he brings me both – I taste the Turnip juice. “That is good I like it.” “It is too strong for you – the Raspberry is better forContinue reading “On the menu at the mosque – 2”

On the menu at the Mosque – 1

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’ I had dinner in a restaurant that’s located in a mosque complex. It’s so atmospheric having a huge salad, pistachio kebab, and a pitta the size and shape of a small tortoise when seated on a Turkish couch that’s purple in colour with pink cushions and cyan throwsContinue reading “On the menu at the Mosque – 1”

Timbuktu’s Djinguereber mosque: a history of cities in 50 buildings

Constructed from the very earth on which it stands, Timbuktu’s oldest mosque is at the heart of daily life in the ancient city, loyally maintained by the proud descendants of its original builders

Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford

The following conversation took place in Istanbul and is an extract from my book ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford‘. I had dinner in a restaurant that’s located in a mosque complex. It’s so atmospheric having a huge salad, pistachio kebab, and a pitta the size and shape of a small tortoise when seatedContinue reading “Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford”