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Panoramas of the London Skyline – Photos from the Skylounge at Doubletree Hilton

Posted on March 4th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, London, Picture Perfect. 4 comments

Today I’m sharing photographs of London from the Skylounge at DoubleTree Hilton, near London’s Tower Bridge. I popped back the morning after a Traverse event last year to reclaim my forgotten jacket (which now resides in Edinburgh after being forgotten there too) and got some great panoramas of London from the rooftop bar.
If there’s one thing I can say about London, it’s that it looks pretty in the sunshine.…


HouseTrip.com – Another Accommodation Option For City Breaks

Posted on March 1st, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, London, Roaming Resources. No Comments

Planning a weekend city break or looking for cheap places to stay near central London?
Everyone seems to think of AirBnB, but lots of other accommodation booking sites go under the radar. An alternative for the next time you book accommodation is the site Housetrip. With a similar format to AirBnB, owners and agents list properties on the site for you to get in touch and rent out their place.…


Fish-eyed Views of London from a West End apartment

Posted on January 23rd, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, London, Roaming Resources. No Comments

Last November I popped down to London from the North, to attend WTM 2013 at the ExCeL. With lots of work to do before and during the trade show, and evening events filling up the rest of the time, I was in no mood for a shared dorm… in a hostel. I teamed up with a few friends and bloggers to share a City Marque apartment in central London and managed to capture a few London landscape photos with my new fish-eye lens.


The Most Romantic Place I’ve Ever Been – St Andrews, Scotland

Posted on February 22nd, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, Scotland, Video Adventures. 16 comments

I’ve been to my fair share of romantic places. From wandering the cobbled streets of Paris, to hot chocolate at sunset on the top of California’s Big Sur, and drinking Champagne cocktails on the 35th floor of a quiet candle lit bar in Tokyo. Still, I’ve never really felt the location was anything more than just a backdrop to the company….


Photo Friday: Eilean Donan Castle At Dusk, Loch Duich

Posted on February 8th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, Picture Perfect, Scotland. No Comments

Sitting at the edge of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland was destroyed in 1715. Just over 200 years later it was rebuilt to within 98% accuracy of the original castle, supposedly thanks to drawings made by the clerk of works, Farquhar Macrae, who had visions of the restored castle in a dream.

Copyright Peter Parkorr 2013
This photo was taken during the #blogmanay social media campaign, which was sponsored by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay with the support of VisitScotland, ETAG, Edinburgh Festivals, Haggis Adventures  and Skyscanner.…