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With Malice Towards None

With thanks to Will, a lovely park ranger who answered my questions, gave me a fabulous book on Vicksburg’s monuments, and tipped me off to the gastronomic delight that is Mother’s Restaurant in New Orleans. 1,611 more words

Delve into Delhi

India, and especially its cities, is host to a spectrum of delights and is so overflowing with people that you couldn’t possibly escape the excitement of finding something new. 1,456 more words


Where art Jimmy...?

Pere Lachaise Cemetery is probably one of the largest and most visited cemeteries in the world. With personalities such as Oscar Wilde, Sophie Blanchard (1st professional female balloonist), Auguste Compte (French free thinker), Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (French painter), Chopin, Jim Morrison and many many more from different disciplines in arts, Science, Literature, and of course history. 813 more words


West Kirby Hogback

In a previous post I outlined some preliminary ideas regarding the West Kirby hogback, now housed in St Bridget’s church and part of a wider collection of Viking-Age sculpture that can be viewed in the adjacent… 300 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Tombs of Muhammad Ghaus and Tansen in Gwalior

Muhammad Ghaus (or Ghawth) was a 16th c Sufi saint and teacher of the Mughal emperor Humayun as well as Tansen, the famous musician in Akbar’s court. 224 more words

Madhya Pradesh

Short Post

“Le vrai tombeau des morts

c’est le cœur des vivants.”

This quote struck a big chord with me today… not sure what or why yet. After I sleep on it I’m sure I can come up with a reason just as eloquent as the quote.

Bonne nuit