• Mar082009

    Jacques Brel’s grave

    Jacques who? I knew nothing of Jacques Brel until I kept bumping into him during my research into the Marquesan…

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  • Jun012008

    The hills are alive with the sound of birdsong

    We got back from Sardinia at the end of last week after nine fascinating days. From my point of view…

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  • Jan082008

    Midwinter solstice at Abu Simbel

    This blog contains human remains which some readers may find disturbing At 5am on midwinter’s day 2007 we rose happily…

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  • Jan012008

    A felucca called Dolphin

    I first went to Egypt in July 2000. One of the highlights of that trip was four days’ sailing on…

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  • Oct282007
    Detail from Vincent's starry night over the Rhon

    Starry night over the Rhone revisited

    Last month, as you know, Moth and I went to Arles in southern France for a van Gogh hunting trip.…

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  • Oct052007

    Another postcard from Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh killed himself

    I've been to Auvers-sur-Oise a number of times before ...

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  • Oct032007

    Postcard from Dr Gachet’s house in Auvers-sur-Oise

    Dr P...

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  • Oct012007
    Vincent's cafe terrace at night

    Vincent’s cafe terrace then and now

    This is what Vincent van Gogh’s cafe terrace at night looked like then and now:   It was high on…

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  • Sep302007

    Postcard from Arles: La Crau and Montmajour

    I wanted to go to the old ruined abbey at Montmajour, just 3kms from Arles...

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  • Sep282007

    Postcard from Arles: artist’s bedroom

    14 September 2007 The Yellow House, where Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888 was hit in an Allied…

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