Sculpture Saturday: in Cesena

Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Mind Over Memory This unusual pairing of bronzes is Gli Equilibristi by sculptor Leonardo Lucchi. I took the photograph with a cheap throwaway instant camera in Cesena, Emilio Romagno in Italy, two years ago but unfortunately, my notes did not survive the trip (not a good one from the point of … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: in Cesena

Silent Sunday: New Orleans, St. James’s Cemetery

It doesn't get much more silent that this! St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 It was featured in the classic 1969 film, Easy Rider, and one of the over 700 tombs there has been reserved by actor Nicholas Cage as his final resting place. Founded in 1789 the cemetery houses over 100,000 deceased, including the grave of … Continue reading Silent Sunday: New Orleans, St. James’s Cemetery

Narnia in Belfast

NARNIA - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Clive Staples Lewis (known as Jack), the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, was born in Belfast on November 29th, 1898 to the comfortably off Albert James and Flora Augusta Hamilton.  He grew up happily in a house called Little Lea, a house that is generally … Continue reading Narnia in Belfast

Sculpture Saturday: Jimi Hendrix

Statue of Jimi Hendrix in Freshwater, Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight Festival had rightly taken its place at the pinnacle of music festivals by 1970. On this small island off the south coast of the UK the August 1970 event welcomed over more than 600,000 people to tune in and freak out. It … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Jimi Hendrix

My Tale from the Vienna Woods

Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Srauss was playing in the background as I worked and my thoughts drifted to the trip I’d had a few years ago through that lovely green space outside Vienna, designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.  The Woods are not as portrayed in the two films I’ve seen: rather … Continue reading My Tale from the Vienna Woods

Silent Sunday: Peaceful River

A quiet moment on the River Moin in Costa Rica Silent, if you ignored the scoldings of the howler monkeys from the river banks, the splash of nutrias as they slipped into the river and the background clicks of cicadas, but these noises being way outside normality for me, I took it for silence.

Sculpture Saturday

The Irish wood-carver John Haugh is not much known outside his own country but he has exhibited and sold many works in the USA. I was privileged to interview him many years ago and this sculpture "Dancing at the Crossroads" is one of my favourites of the many I saw in his studio in Carlingford, … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday