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Artsy fartsy at large

When Samuel Johnson observed (to his friend and biographer James Boswell), that when ‘a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford’, he’d clearly never hurtled northwards, after four whistle stop days in the capital, thanking the Lord and Virgin trains to be heading home to the fresh air of Cumbria, cleaner streets and a restful weekend. 1,823 more words

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Welcoming an Old Friend

I’ve been thinking about letting and encouraging my kids to learn and practice taking photographs for some time now.  We’ve already seen my daughter’s sunset photo… 399 more words


New Edition of Alice in Wonderland with Salvador Dalí

In 2015, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Princeton University Press reprinted a color edition with illustrations by Salvador Dalí.

Surreal, almost psychedelic, and rarely seen before the reprint, the original gouaches were first published in 1969. 79 more words


Hippy heaven

Just when you think that’s it, no more Hellenic ruminations from me – for this year at any rate – up pops the airport. Preveza: an establishment as eccentric as the country it serves, although a good deal more organised these days than the first time I flew in and out, some twenty-six years ago, bound for an Ionian villa/flotilla holiday. 1,141 more words

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Party of the gods

If thunder and lightning is your thing, I can recommend no better spot than Vassiliki. I rather think that rascally pair, Eric the Wind God and his old mucker Zeus, have rather enjoyed this week’s humdingers, judging by the way they were throwing our balcony furniture around. 1,090 more words