Churches on Gozo have ornate decoration but, so far as I have seen, no stand-out works of art. That cannot be said of the co-cathedral, St John’s, in Valletta.
Choosing presents is tricky. Books and booze usually go down well but “things” are often risky. Many people are reluctant to add to their clutter. I was given an unusual and most satisfactory Christmas present this year … Continue reading Flaming June
An unexpected aspect of the Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Britain is his use of photographs as an inspiration for surrealist pictures. Continue reading Paul and Bob
If you’re an old hand here you won’t be surprised that I enjoyed the Paul Nash show at Tate Britain. Let me fess up, hitherto I knew nothing about him. Continue reading Paul Nash
A friend, who must be anonymous, went for his annual check-up in Harley Street. Continue reading Under Doctor’s Orders
After finding the Holy Grail in yesterday’s post, today’s can only come as a disappointment but read on, in case you don’t know who wrote Luke’s Gospel. Continue reading Churrigueresque
Camille Pissarro painted this picture of a cricket match in Bedford Park in 1897. He came to live in England in 1870 and the reason surprised me. Continue reading Cricket and Opera
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is late 19th century and is perched above Lyon. It is a bit of a climb but was worth it for me as there was an unexpected bonus. Continue reading Monday in Lyon