Walking Distance

Linked to Debbie's quotation-inspired image here. "Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright Two images from Sicily. Mountain Tracks seen from Castledemola Mountain Trails in Sicily

What I saw on my walk today

A glorious sunny day but few people It's not just Covid-19. The weather forecast influences people's decisions but often the meteorological office gets it wrong. And so it was today. The temperature was supposed to be around 17ᵒ with cloudy patches but we had wall-to-wall sunshine and it felt like mid-20s. The result was that … Continue reading What I saw on my walk today

Sculpture Saturday: The Romanovs on the Isle of Wight

Elena Bezborodova's memorial to the Royal Family of Russia, murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918. This Memorial was erected at East Cowes, Isle of Wight to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of their deaths. In 1909, Tsar Nicolas ll and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (Princess Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria) along with their five … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday: The Romanovs on the Isle of Wight

SCULPTURE SATURDAY: Scottish Memorial in France

I debated with myself whether or not to post these images as some might wish to argue that they are not sculpture. Yet they were brought into being by a sculptor whose name unfortunately, I have not been able to find (I am still searching). So here is the Monument to the Scottish fallen in … Continue reading SCULPTURE SATURDAY: Scottish Memorial in France

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

PICK A WORD

A couple of years ago I attended the Artusian Food and Wine Festival in Forlimpopuli in Italy, a festival that runs for ten days (I was only there for two) and which is run in honour of the father of modern Italian cookery Pelegrino Artusi (1820-1911)