Monthly Archives: November 2013

Whistler and the Thames: An Outstanding Exhibition

James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was an American-born artist who lived for most of his life in London.  He was a leading exponent of the “art for art’s sake” movement.  Probably his most famous painting was of his mother.  The painting … Continue reading

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Winter Comes Early in Scotland

The southbound train shuddered to a halt just one minute south of Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands.  It was the first day of real winter and it was only the 19th November.  Had we hit a snowdrift?  The snow didn’t … Continue reading

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A Journey with Batman AND Superman

After the most glorious autumn, with only two days of rain in two months and virtually wall-to-wall blue sky, it was time to leave paradise on the Med – Kalkan, Turkey – and return to cold, wet and windy Britain.  … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November

This was to be our sixth Tuesday Walk of the season and the date was the 5th November.  Would it be a walk to remember and would there be any explosions in the tradition of Guy Fawkes?  The answer to … Continue reading

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Walking in the Steps of the Lycians

Our plan for the day was to take the ancient Lycian trail – dating back to 3,000 BC – from the valley of Kayakӧy, where we were staying for a long weekend, over the mountains and down to the seaside … Continue reading

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