March 31, 2017

A 17th Century centre of fashion and power.

In fact the house was shut when I visited, but the gardens were significant, consisting of 8 huge lawns that represent wealth & control as they had to be cut by scythe, by hand.

Also an area known as a wilderness, which was les...

March 30, 2017

Finally got to visit Chartwell House, the home of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. 

The house is fascinating, you can really feel that this was a family home. But for me, and also for Churchill himself, it was the grounds that was to prove so inspirational and...

March 22, 2017

The current temporary exhibition at the British Museum is all about contemporary printmaking from the United States. Over 200 works by 70 artists including Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol make up this significant collection. One of the most interesting pieces...

March 21, 2017

What an incredible afternoon at the awesome pre historic monument of Stonehenge that symbolizes mystery, power and endurance.

It was a day of all weather conditions, sunny and windy to start off with but as I walked the 3 hour round trip from Stonehenge to Woodheng...

March 20, 2017

A NOT TO BE MISSED exhibition. Incredible to see the collection of his work from the very beginning, pictures that I grew up with all in one place. Reminded me of the first time I visited the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, and in fact some of his later works are reminis...

March 18, 2017

Went to visit the latest memorial that was unveiled by Her Majesty last week, the Iraq and Afghanistan memorial. It was sculpted by Paul Day, who is pretty much in fashion now - he did the sculpture of The Queen Mother on the Mall, the 'embracing couple' statue known c...

March 17, 2017

The 'new' guard leaving Wellington Barracks to take up position at Buckingham Palace and St James Palace, replacing the old guard.

Was a bit nippy out there this morning, so they are wearing their grey overcoats. 

Today's new guard were made up of the Welsh guards, which...

March 10, 2017

A rather magnificent house designed by the famous architect, interior designer and furniture designer, Robert Adam. 

Gardens amazing, can't wait for a bit of warmer Spring weather...

March 7, 2017

This was where it all started, or at least instrumental in the story of the Arts and Crafts movement. The home of William Morris and co designed by Philip Webb, it was a beautiful retreat for Morris and his wife Jane from his work in London.

But I can't help thinking pr...

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