The Samaria Gorge, Crete

It was when I was sorting through some old photographs of former vacations to make room for the overflowing baskets of new images I’ve acquired from  this year’s trips, that I came across those of the Samaria Gorge in Crete, a place I hadn’t thought about in years. It was 1990 when I was there…

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Winchester, Ancient Capital of Wessex

It seems a shame that King Alfred, the man who defeated the Danes and united the English, has gone down in popular history merely as the man who burnt the cakes.  But the city he made his capital does the man proud and it is impossible to stroll through the ancient streets of Winchester and…

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Tribute to Allen Toussaint

friends, fans and fellow stars joined together to mourn the legend but stayed to cheer his legacy. This legacy was celebrated by an all-star lineup of singers and musicians who took to the stage to perform his songs in genres that covered his work, pop, R&b, gospel and even funk. The recently re-opened theatre rocked.

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