What’s a cool day-trip you’ve taken?
Most people bound for Stonehenge depart from London and stop off in the cute town of Salisbury. We came from Bristol, but since we had aspirations of catching sunset at the stones, we had plenty of time to kill in Salisbury.
The highlight of the town was the beautiful Anglican Salisbury Cathedral. Known for its tall, hallow spire and sweeping close, it was spectacular to admire as we circled the inner courtyard. I love the symmetry and all the patterns in the architecture – anyone else?
The cathedral is also home to the best-surviving original copy of the Magna Carta. No photos of it are permitted, and they keep it safely tucked away within a tent inside one of the most dazzling rooms of the church. We were mesmerized by the stained glass windows and ribbed columns.
With this dose of history, we were ready to dive even more into the past to see the famous Stonehenge… but that’s a tale for our next post 🙂
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What cool bridges do you have near you?
Aside from Big Ben, Tower Bridge is probably the most iconic landmark of London. Contrary to the common misconception, this is not London Bridge.
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What’s your favorite city viewpoint? Have you ever found one to be disappointing?
If the Cologne Cathedral and the Main Tower are any indication, we love getting up on top of things to view the tiny world below. When we researched things to do in the city of London, the Sky Garden quickly rose to the top of the list.
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What kinds of markets do you like to visit?
If you wind up in Rotterdam, do yourself a favor and check out the really cool Markthal. Located right in the center of town (within spitting distance of the Cube Houses), this indoor market is a fascinating place to visit.
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Where have you seen the coolest architecture?
Rotterdam is known for its unique architecture. When the city was leveled during WWII, the city voted to start fresh rather than rebuild what was there. This created a city with an architecturally young center.
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Would you sleep in a cube house?
The Cube Houses of Rotterdam are a fascinating example of modern architecture! In fact, it was a picture of these unique buildings that originally inspired our trip to the Netherlands.
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What is the coolest historical structure you’ve visited?
The Cologne Cathedral mesmerized us from the very moment we saw it. A backdrop to the central train station, it’s impossible to miss, and it gives a striking first impression of the city.
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Where do you find simple beauty in your travels?
One of our favorite parts about visiting historic towns in Germany is these adorable tiny streets! Obviously better for pedestrians, we were also surprised to see commuting buses thunder between these tight buildings. It was really quite a sight! We prefer the car-free walkways. Much quieter and just as charming!
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As a native of Portland, I have seen the city change quite a bit during my time here. Today there are more cranes than ever as the city is rapidly growing. It is almost difficult to walk the sidewalks with so much construction everywhere. Since I am a person who is fascinated with architecture, I set out to capture some older buildings. These buildings are beautiful in their own way and have a story.
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While we were camping most of the time in beautiful Norway, we did also have a few opportunities to marvel at some of the ingenious architecture across the country. And though we saw so little of it, it still made quite the impression!
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