Keep calm, carry on

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London, England

Another snapshot from my fall visit across the Atlantic Ocean … here’s one of the lions on Trafalgar Square, London, framed with Big Ben in the background.

Bicycles at the market

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Market outside City Hall in Leipzig, Germany

Just a friendly gathering place at the market outside Leipzig’s city hall, when I passed through in September.

Unfamiliar London

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Modernity, London skyline

I’ve yet to wander into the newest, shiniest parts of central London — an unfamiliar skyline populated with skyscrapers and cranes. Perhaps on my next visit …

This view was snapped from the observation deck of the Tate Modern in September 2016.

Campus

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Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

This modern university building in Leipzig, Germany, mimics what stood there previously. Snapped this photo back in September.

Under the dragon’s watchful eye

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Chinatown, London

This ornament greets visitors from high above a street in London’s Chinatown. Seen on my visit there in September 2016.

Greetings from your friendly neighbourhood tree

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Balestrand, Norway

Found this tree branch flashing a smile back at me as I wandered around Balestrand, Norway, back in August 2014.

Rail corridor

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Deutsche Bahn sleeping car

This is a view of the sleeping car hallway as we rolled down the track from Köln to Berlin … as seen with my smartphone camera through the peephole in the door. Shot on my travels through Europe this past September.

Memorial to a doomed mission

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Ill-fated expedition

This engraving in London, on Waterloo Place not far from Trafalgar Square, is part of a memorial to Sir John Franklin, leader of an ill-fated 1840s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage through Arctic Canadian waters.

I snapped this image in September 2016, just days after it was reported the wreck a second ship from his small fleet, HMS Terror, appears to have been found intact and in perfect condition at the bottom of the appropriately named Terror Bay, Nunavut.

Centre of attention

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The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark

Everyone wants to see the statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. (Even me!) Snapped back in August 2014.

Willamette Iron Works

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Willamette Iron Works, Seattle, Washington

Just a plain old sign made special by weather-beaten oxidation and sunlight passing through the leaves of a nearby tree. Spotted in Seattle, Washington, in November 2015.