The Dutch are enjoying health, wealth and quality of life. If they think bicycles are the way to go, maybe we should be listening?
The story of Belfast industry starts off the galleries in Titanic Belfast, a massive visitor experience that stands near where Titanic was built.
“I love the view from the Dublin Mountains. Table Mountain, eat your heart out. The Bay of Naples, eat your heart out.”
Thingvellir is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and you can see a literal crack in the earth.
“Whatever we plan has to be flexible enough to cope with a future with or without banking. Many of the trades the City was once famous for have left.”
“We’re the greenest city in The Netherlands, with one third of our space being parks and gardens.”
In Rome, even history has a history.
What makes a Vermeer is the special fall of light, the stillness of people – young women reading, sitting or standing, but always still – with the light coming from the left.
Then there’s the quiet of walking through deep snow, bone dry from the sub-zero temperature and with a negative silence that sucks in any sound.
“Here in Malta we are at the center of the Mediterranean, with three important harbors, and whoever controlled Malta controlled the central Mediterranean.”