Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).

Tokyo Skytree-X2

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island’s peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. Although it has been suggested that the Gaelic Sgitheanach describes a winged shape there is no definitive agreement as to the name’s origins.

Isle of Skye 7

Musée du Louvre pyramide

Paris is a great city to walk, on are first day we walked a good 8 hours around the city but had sore feet come the night. The next day we decided to use the Metro and was also a great experience, very quick, convenient and clean. The last time I used the subway was in Los Angeles and that was scary! Very friendly and safe on the Metro, no crazy people :)


The Whittier hotel, Detroit

I was in Texas visiting family when I thought it would be a good idea to go on a road trip. So I hired a Jeep Wrangler and drove up to Detroit to check out the Urbex scene and meet up with some folks I knew on Facebook.

To Detroit is a wonderful place maybe not your traditional holiday location but quite the eye opener!

Over the years, the luxury hotel played host to luminaries such as Horace Dodge, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mae West, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles. During Prohibition, the hotel’s convenient access to the Detroit River and Canada made it popular with underworld types, including the Purple Gang

The Whittier hotel 5-X2

Bull Manor the staircase

The Rayner family has been farming in the Colnbrook area since the reign of Elizabeth I. In 1945, the family purchased Berkyn Manor Farm & Manor House in Horton, together with 60 acres of land (the site of Berkyn Manor was also the home to the famous poet, Milton, and his parents from 1632 to 1638). In 1954, J Rayner & Sons Ltd was founded from the original farming partnership.

Between 1636 and 1638 John Milton lived with his family in Horton in a house reputedly on the same site as today’s Berkyn Manor Horton on J. Rayner and Sons farm.

Bull Manor staircase 11-X2