I’ve travelled a fair amount in my life. In the last ten years or so, that has mostly been around Europe. With that in mind, here are my top 3 cities in Europe.
Hamburg – Early December.
It has a brutal style of architecture, mainly due to its industrial past, the proximity to the sea and it being a port city. Perfect for anyone interested in their lines and perspectives.
The perfect time to go there is in early December. just as the Christmas markets are opening. Make your way to the Altonaer Fischauktionshalle on a Sunday morning, or to Miniatur Wunderland in the old warehouse district.
There is so much to see and photograph in this grand city.
Rome – Spring
An obvious one really. Known as the eternal city, there really is a photo at every turn. The people, the history, the life of the city. The real challenge is to find a hidden corner, which nobody else has found.
Check out grandeur of The Baths of Caracalla, or my favourite The Trevi Fountain, but make sure you arrive there early!
I pick Spring as the weather is generally good, the days are getting longer, and the streets are quieter than that of the height of summer.
Budapest – May
The city of two sides, separated by the second-longest river in Europe, the Danube. With Buda sat in the hills with its grand castle, while Pest is much flatter, allowing for wide-open streets.
While you’re there, check out the Hűvösvölgy, Children’s Railway, a railway almost entirely ran by scouts, or grab yourself a 24-hour Budapest-travelcard that allows you unlimited travel around the city, including the many boats that traverse the river.
I’ve chosen May as it is the start of the summer. It’s pleasantly warm, which allows you to get out and soak in the atmosphere, and capture what you see.
Do you have a favourite city to visit? If so, where, and when is the best time to visit there?