Those who land at Milan Bergamo airport and immediately head 50km west to the Lombard capital miss out on a historic city that is ideal for a day’s sightseeing. This was my first visit to Italy, but Bergamo seemed to be a postcard Italian town, with its tight, cobbled streets and picturesque views over orange Venetian rooftops and the beginnings of the Alps. The city is divided between the old, walled Citta Alta and the more modern lower city. I stayed at a hostel in the north and spent the day gradually making my way south (and downhill) towards the railway station before taking the train to Milan.
The city is divided between the old, walled Citta Alta and the more modern lower city. I stayed at a hostel in the north and spent the day gradually making my way south (and downhill) towards the railway station before taking the train to Milan.
I hardly used my camera this year, but here are a few shots.
Five days spent in Central Europe, starting with a brief visit to Kosice, Slovakia’s second city, before taking the sleeper night train to Prague in the Czech Republic.
A visit to White Hart Lane for the first time Gillingham had played my second club, Tottenham, since November 1982 – back when Spurs won 4-2 at Priestfield in the League Cup third round. This time the scoreline was an even more one-sided 5-0, but playing against top Premier League opposition it’s the experience that matters more than anything else. Gillingham sold out their 3,000 allocation so I sat with the home fans – and had a good look around a classic ground before it is demolished to make way for the new stadium.
A week spent in Ibiza, the third largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, known worldwide for its influence on nightlife and club music. I stayed in the eastern town of Santa Eularia, but travelled most days into Ibiza Town (Eivissa). Pictured below are Ibiza’s Dalt Vila (Upper Town), hotel resort Destino, and Pacha nightclub.
West Ham beat Slovenia’s NK Domzale 3-0 in a Europa League qualifier – the first game since the club moved from Upton Park to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
Pictures from two dates on Coldplay’s stadium tour in support of sixth album A Head Full of Dreams. Support from Lianne La Havas (both nights) and Reef (Wembley only).
Etihad Stadium, Manchester, 4 June 2016. More on Flickr.
Wembley Stadium, London, 19 June 2016.
A short city break to German capital Berlin to see the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz TV tower, Jewish Museum, East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, KaDeWe, Bundestag, and Olympiastadion for Hertha BSC v Schalke 04.
I bought some tickets for the cheap seats upstairs for the NME awards. Coldplay picked up the Godlike Genius award and played a short set. There was also a song from Foals, a tribute to David Bowie, an appearance from Yoko Ono – and the singer from Bring Me The Horizon ended up standing on some tables.