A Personal Tour of the Louvre

You can tell whether anyone posing in front of I.M. Pei’s infamous pyramid entrance to this museum actually intends on visiting based on one thing. Footwear. To try and pack in as much as possible of this museum you need your most comfortable shoes so forget Parisian chic and all that rubbish – just wear…

Postcards from Paris – Part 1

Bonjour mon petit pois!! Just after Christmas my brother and I headed away on a joint Christmas/birthday treat together to Paris. My brother had never been and I only visited once aged 9 but some memories are still incredibly vivid and others came flooding back during our three day trip. We essentially wandered around Paris…

Naples Highlights – No. 1-5

So I thought its about time I got round to finishing up writing about my highlights of Naples from this summer before it stops being summer! These are personal highlights and to some they might appear a little bit on the morbid side however the Neapolitans themselves make my interest in cemeteries and catacombs look…

Copenhagen Photo Diary – Part 2

Still a bit bleary eyed from my night out at the Tivoli, the next morning I headed with my family to Copenhagen’s National Museum. I’m not going to write about that here simply because this museum and Aarhus’ archaeology museum in Moesgaard deserve their own post so I can go into overdrive getting bizarrely excited…

Alternatives to Pompeii…

Undoubtedly when thinking of classical sites in Italy, the wonders of Rome as well as the miraculously preserved windows into Roman life that are Pompeii and Herculaneum are what immediately spring to mind. I visited these two blockbuster sites whilst excavating near Naples and before visiting I couldn’t really picture what the sites looked like…

Copenhagen Photo Diary – Part 1

Headed out to Copenhagen for a week with my family, a welcome break after excavating pretty solidly since April. We started off our first full day in Denmark’s cosy capital by climbing the church near our home for the week; Vor Frelsers Kirke which with its amazing spiral tower copying St Ivo’s in Rome and…