Category Archives: Architecture

Ia, Santorini – is this the world’s most beautiful place?

If not the world’s most beautiful place, Ia (sometimes spelt Oia) at the tip of the Greek island of Santorini, would be indisputably high on the list of contenders. The result of a volcanic eruption that caused the centre of … Continue reading

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Engineering Beauty at the Golden Gate

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Salzburg – A Musical Landscape

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Christmas at Richmond Farmers’ Market

There is a charming French-style farmers’ market held in Heron Square, Richmond, once a week; it’s my favourite place to be on a Saturday morning. At this time of the year there’s fresh game – duck, guinea fowl and pheasant. … Continue reading

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Dreams of the Alhambra (Original short film)

A glimpse of the fluid beauty of the Islamic architecture in the Alhambra Palace, Granada

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On Love-sick Winds (Exploring Shakespeare’s Cleopatra)

Cleopatra VII of Egypt may not have been the great physical beauty that she is portrayed in literature and art, but she was certainly highly charismatic, a brilliant strategist and a worthy source of inspiration. Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra shows … Continue reading

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A Message of Hope from Churchill

When I was about ten – a child with an unendingly restless mind, insatiable for knowledge – my mother bought me a tape containing all of Winston Churchill’s wartime radio broadcasts. Many nights I lay in the dark, listening to … Continue reading

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