Tag Archives: St Sebastien

Psychoanalyse this!

You don’t see a St Sebastian for ages and then, suddenly, two come along at once. This was painted by Andrea Mantegna in around 1458. It hangs in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Kunsthistorisches has rapidly become my favourite museum…EVAH! I … Continue reading

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Blind man finds head. Sight restored.

The thing I really love about Hereford is the centre of town. It is called Old Town and there are no cars, no buses, no vehicles of any kind. It is all pedestrianised, just the way it really should be … Continue reading

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Loving it up in the chapel

Anyone who has been to Italy will know how noisy the traffic is. Italians are a loud lot – not that there’s anything wrong with that and it clearly shows great passion. This translates easily to the road where their … Continue reading

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Funiculi, funicular

The weather here is quite changeable. For instance, last night we wanted to eat outside so we plonked ourselves at a table against the suggestion of the waiter who insisted it would rain. Still, he shrugged, if it rains we … Continue reading

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Medieval & Renaissance

Lovely blue skies over snow white land and quite chilly.  Paths slippery! Today we were due to journey into London (Mirinda being off work over Christmas) to meet Karen and Nigel to see the new wing at the V&A.  Last … Continue reading

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Leonardo was right

Yesterday Claire sprained her ankle so today we planned not to incur a lot of walking. Initially we were to visit an abbey but, instead, we figured a trip back to Amboise when it is open would be better. Under … Continue reading

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Japanese fashion

Up even later, making breakfast at about 9:45 then off to the Metro. We wisely purchased a book of ten tickets. This works out cheaper and is more convenient. I recommend it for anyone thinking of using the Metro. We … Continue reading

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Beaches

I was awoken in the middle of the night by a very loud dog! There is a sign on the door into our wing of the château which gives a warning about the bizarre dog within. I think it was … Continue reading

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The story of Lost Catherine

After breakfast Mirinda went for her usual read and I went for a walk along the beach in the opposite direction from yesterday to see if I could reach the big green thing on the beach across the bay. The … Continue reading

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Touring the region

Woke up feeling fine. Mirinda said my temperature rose to nuclear levels in the night. Oddly I didn’t feel at all hungry. Meanwhile our landlords had gone away for a week, so we had the place to ourselves. It’s a … Continue reading

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