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Simpson Desert Crossing - why?

A great friend of mine and I have been talking for over 12 months about going on a man-trip, somewhere into the dusty red centre of the country. 208 more words


Rain in Spain -- It Finally Caught Us in Madrid

I somehow deleted this whole post, so I’ll do my best to briefly recall what we did this day. It was a rainy and cold one, so we took our time getting up and out. 352 more words


Bowes Museum: St Augustine appearing to prevent a Plague of Locusts

The above oil sketch in grisaille (monochrome) dates to 1734 and is thought likely to be related to a painting of the same subject, which is now in the Prado in Milan, by the 18th century Spanish artist Miguel Jacinto Menendez. 101 more words

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Playing Soccer With A Michelangelo

The Prado certainly seems to be on a roll lately.

First there was news of the new van der Weyden exhibition, which I wrote about last week… 439 more words


Chronic Blog Post Procrastinator

Well I have officially procrastinated for over a month since my last blog post. I would say this was an intentional act to build up the suspense for my readers, but that would be a lie. 1,920 more words


Observations of Cuba: People

I took a lot of photos in Havana, and while I have much to say about many of them, some of the photos I took speak for themselves. 92 more words


Masterpieces in Madrid: Rogier van den Weyden Exhibition Announced at The Prado

Now may be a very good time for you to schedule a trip to Madrid. Today the Prado has announced a major exhibition featuring three of the most important paintings by the 15th century Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden, arguably the greatest of all Netherlandish artists of the Middle Ages. 176 more words