The Quirky Traveller
Quirkilicious photos from my travel blog and other writings - culture, history, art, food, traditions, adventure, people and places around the world www.thequirkytraveller.com
April 15th 1802 "I never saw daffodils so lovely ... some rested their heads upon these stones. The rest tossed and reeled and danced; they looked so gay, ever glancing, ever changing." Dorothy #Wordsworth wrote this after a visit to #Ullswater near Gowbarrow Park in the Lake District, Cumbria. William Wordsworth took her words as the inspiration for his famous poem 'The Daffodils'
Tromsø Polar Museum in old Harbour Customs building. Tells story of indomitable Norwegian Arctic explorers including Amundsen, Fram and Nansen plus displays of daily life in this tough, beautiful, raw environment.
MS Richard With sailing in Raftsundet strait between Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands. MS Richard With is named after the founder of Hurtigruten, Captain Richard With. His establishment of the Norwegian Coastal Express back in 1893 had an enormous impact on the life along the Norwegian coast. The ship was delivered to us on 1993, 100 years after our founder completed his first Hurtigruten voyage. #RichardWith #travel #norway
The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art has a colourful linear beauty. Glorious example of early 20th Century industrial architecture