Restless Jo is taking a rest from blogging and I’ll miss her Monday Walks. I have so many strolls and clambers that I’ve been meaning to feature on my blog, but life gets in the way.
As a temporary farewell to Jo, though, I’m going to take us on a high speed walk to some of my favourite urban structures. No map or step count will be provided, just follow me with your imagination.
Our first stop may well test your imagination. For me, it shouts Soviet architecture, and it is a Russian Embassy, but its actual location is not so obvious I feel.
Havana, November 2016
Lengthen those virtual strides now – we’re off to London.
Tate Modern, London, September 2020
Hayward Gallery, London, May 2019
No 1 London Bridge, London, August 2020
Now we’ll cross the seas to Rome, and then a short hop to Malta.
Parliament building, Valletta, Malta, March 2019
And just a short flicker of the imagination as we stride our way to Berlin.
Unite d’ Habitation (aka Corbusierhaus), Berlin, October 2019
Next, think board games and Where’s Moldova?
Chisinau, Moldova, July 2019
Bender, Transnistria, July 2019
Then, a mere meander to Azerbaijan.
Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan, March 2017
Almost at the end now – just one final stretch of the imagination to get us to Hong Kong.
Fanling, Hong Kong, November 2018
That was just a small section of the buildings I’ve fallen in love with on my travels. But my head was spinning after that sudden return to exploring near and far.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 31 May 2021
Posted as part of Jo’s Monday Walks