Travel Pics Theme: Fort-de-France

This week, our Travel pics series is F for Fort de France. And for Tuesday, it’s the Sacré-Coeur de la Balata. This is like a one-fifth miniature version of the Sacred Heart Basilica in Montmarte, and construction was proposed, perhaps not coincidentally, in the same year as its larger namesake was completed. It was built to cater for…

Travel Pics Theme: K for Kotor

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is K for Kotor  – and for Tuesday, it’s the interior of ‘Our Lady of the Rocks’ church, in Kotor Bay, near Perast. The story goes that sailors spotted the icon of the Virgin and Child washed up on a rock in Kotor Bay and decided to pay…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy.   This is the outside of St Peter’s Basilica, which (strictly speaking) isn’t in Rome. Why? Because it’s in the Vatican – a separate state that is wholly within the confines of Rome. Vatican City State, to give it the…