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  • The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Postcard from Nuenen – van Gogh in Nuenen

    The small town of Nuenen in the southern Netherlands is where Vincent van Gogh lived and worked from 1883-1885. On 1 January 2000 I went there to see three sites that Vincent knew and painted. Nuenen today is mostly middle class, with many residents commuting to the nearby city of Eindhoven. Boutiques and restaurants line its new shopping arcade. The

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  • Postcard from Drenthe – van Gogh in Drenthe

    Drenthe is a remote province in the far north east of the Netherlands. Vincent van Gogh went there in October 1883 in search of peace, inspirational landscapes and rural workers who he could paint to satisfy his craving to be a painter of peasants. He went to Nieuw-Amsterdam, a tiny village where he stayed for two months. He found the

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  • Hidden treasures

    In an age of celebrity, where people are famous for just being famo...

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  • Pink and perfect Petra

    Seeing is believing. The Rose Red City. The highlight of Jordan. Probably the highlight of the Middle East. Possibly the most fantastic place made by human beings in the world. I kid you not. It has all the features that make the jaw drop: vast scale, gr...

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