Category Archives: travel

Back in the USSR

It’s 34 years to the day that I flew to what was then the USSR as part of a study tour for my Politics degree. I’ve recently unearthed the photos I took during that time and will post them in … Continue reading

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But Is It Art? Venice Biennale 2011.

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When in Cambridge…Scott Polar Research Institute Museum

Don’t ask me why there’s a statue of a naked man outside the Scott Polar Research Museum in Cambridge. It does seem to be the least likely thing you’d associate with sub-zero temperatures, there’s clearly lots of potential for ‘brass … Continue reading

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Sunrise set

Today our end of the Earth starts tilting back towards the Sun, which means the days finally start to get longer. And, just as I marked yesterday’s Winter Solstice with photos of sunsets, I thought I’d kick off the return … Continue reading

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Sunset set

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the shortest day: we’ll barely see the sun at all. So, just to show that the sun going down isn’t always a bad thing,  I thought I’d post some of the spectacular sunsets … Continue reading

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Musical interlude: O Mio Babbino Caro

A beautiful piece of music from one of my favourite films – A Room with a View. The fact that it’s set in Tuscany, the site of one of the best holidays I’ve ever had, simply adds to the pleasure. … Continue reading

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When in Cambridge…Museum of Classical Archaeology

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