Kronborg Castle, Denmark: Shakespeare’s Inspiration?

While in Copenhagen, I took a train journey to Helsingør. Although only half an hour from the capital, the waterside Danish town had a different feel. Large portions of dumplings were served cheap in local cafés, the pavements bustled but didn’t burst, and the majority of its medieval streets had avoided unsympathetic restoration.  Largely though,…

The Revival Of A Roman Palace in Split, Croatia

Through the narrow windows of the cathedral’s bell tower, the landscape was split in two. Dazzling blue sky sliced across layers of terracotta rooftops and behind them, lay the Adriatic Sea. From this vantage point, I could see old and new Split. Behind the roman buildings, mundane high-rises eventually gave way to the looming limestone…

In Pictures: Trpejca, Macedonia

A small fishing village on the shores of Lake Ohrid, Trpejca is accessible by road but better approached by boat. A shallow bay is backed by only a few rows of houses that sport wide wooden balconies. They probably provide one of the most UNESCO-protected views in the world. I spent barely an hour there,…