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84b – Western Portland to Chesil Beach

The thing I remember most about the west coast of Portland is an arch.  It was fashioned from blocks the size of people, as if giants had been playing with Lego bricks.  Although most were placed in exact positions, there … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – The Žižkov Tower

Although walking the coast of Britain is our main aim, we also have a little side mission.  This is to visit as many of the towers that make up the World Federation of Great Towers as possible.  It’s not so … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part IV: The Wheel of Life

After the Monolith Plateau and Circle of Life comes the final part of the Vigelandsparken.  There is a sundial with images of the zodiac and a little further on a final sculpture, the Wheel of Life.  Poor old Ben looked quite … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part III: The Monolith Plateau

The Monolith Plateau is the most popular part of Vigelandsparken; deservedly so in my opinion.  It lies above the other parts of the park and once we had arrived we found it hard to pull ourselves away.  The monolith itself … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part II: The Fountain

After crossing the Bridge with all of its sculptures, the Vigelandsparken leads through an ornate, formally planted garden and then up a set of steps.  These steps lead to the Fountain. Although this piece was originally designed by Vigeland to be placed in front of the Norwegian Parliament … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Vigelandsparken Part I: The Bridge

Norway!  What a country!  We flew into Oslo’s Gardermoen International Airport.  We got the quick, clean FlyToget train into the city.  From there we walked over to our hotel in a blistering 30 degree heat, wondering if we were in … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Brussels – Cement Truck

We only had a day and a half in Brussels, so zipped from one tourist attraction to the next.  There’s a lot of grandeur to be seen.  For example, here is Grand Place. And the here is Place des Martyrs … Continue reading

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