In Romeo’s Footsteps

A wonder to me, everyday to you. Another day at work for the soldiers of old, tasked with lookout duties. Another walk to work for today’s residents. And another day of work for the tour buses, full of clicks, snaps and chatter. A bit like Edinburgh, where you trip over history on the way to…

From Dusk ’til Dawn

For the newbies among you, I have a filthy habit: I take a lot of aerial photographs. Pick any of my landscape shots, and I’d wager at least 80% of the ones uploaded are taken from the air, preferably not including the plane window, and avoiding the wings if I can help it. But sometimes,…

Sandwich Italiano

Piazza Bra. The largest piazza in Verona, and certainly one of the most aesthetically pleasing (if you ignore the resident crane behind the arena). Thanks to a last minute bargain – and, admittedly, an accident that required minimal distance between a bed and the arena – our patch for the night was the third floor…

Whiteout’s Fair Rollin’ In

It’s those mountains again, tugging at yon Laidig’s heart. There’s nothing quite like being amongst the snow-caps with a panoramic view, especially as a whiteout begins to descend. That’s obviously until you remember that the only way off of the mountain is down, and you have to decide whether to race or embrace the inevitable.…

[Fringe] ‘Ubu Roi’ & ‘Tommy Tiernan’

The King usurped, the usurper’s friends rejected, and then there’s a war. “It’s basically Macbeth”. Led by the Luden’s Ensemble, the vast world of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi is brought to life through more mediums and techniques than actors alone. From projection and shadow puppetry, to interactive live-streaming and an endless supply of props, you…