Bautzen: The Sorbs in Saxony

Just 40 Kl from Görlitz in German Saxony lies Bautzen, the town famous for the fact that all political prisoners were sent here at one time, and which celebrated its 1000-year-old existence just a few years ago. Although heavily damaged during World War II Bautzen has been well restored but it still retains the air … Continue reading Bautzen: The Sorbs in Saxony

Gorlitz: Stunning in Saxony

For over half a century the delights of German Saxony remained hidden from a large part of the world due to it being part of the former East Germany. Since German reunification however, this lovely state in south east Germany is once again attracting visitors drawn there by its archecture, its craftwork and its traditions. … Continue reading Gorlitz: Stunning in Saxony

Sculpture Saturday: Scott of the Antarctic in Cardiff

Mosaic sculpture Antarctic 100 erected in Waterfront Park, Cardiff, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the polar expedition which left from Cardiff in 1910 led by Captain Scott. The sculpture is by Jonathan Williams and it was erected in 2003.  It is perhaps fitting that this sculpture stands in front of the Nordic Church which … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: Scott of the Antarctic in Cardiff

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

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

Sculpture Saturday

Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Mind Over Memory As my sculpture of Dionysus uploaded a couple of few weeks ago only showed part of the work I thought I'd add a few more pictures to show the whole carving.  It shows some members if the family of Bacchus. Father: Zeus (supposedly the face of Robert … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday