Category Archives: Scrapbook

Hell Hath No Fury

My interest in Baroque music continues, there is so much to explore that I am constantly coming across new things I love.  This week I ventured into opera, with English National Opera’s current spectacular production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Médée.  It … Continue reading

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Velazquez’ Immaculate Conception

“The Immaculate Conception” is perhaps not Velazquez’ best painting, but I love it so much, and always go to see it when I am in the National Gallery.  It always has a very strong emotional effect on me, not easy … Continue reading

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William Klein / Daido Moriyama

Finally got to the exhibition at Tate Modern, just a few days before it closes – a pity, as I’d have liked to see it again. Both photographers are so forceful and confrontational, it was like being hit over the … Continue reading

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Fővám square metro station in Budapest by Spora Architects   .

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I’m having one of those moments when I wonder where I’ve been.  I mean, seriously, how is it possible that I’d never heard of Henri Rivière until last…

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I stopped in my tracks this morning when this painting flashed past on my Facebook feed.  I scrolled back. What was that?  Van Gogh?  Why, today, is this…

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Something in the Air

I was intending to update this blog more regularly, and I have some ideas, but I’m not getting much out there at the moment. I was trying to write a piece about memory – at first it was clear in … Continue reading

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