• Mar282022

    Meet Margaret, Queen of Callanish

    This blog first published in July 2006. Republish in March 2022. UPDATE: Margaret died in March 2022, aged 80. Read…

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  • Sep272007
    St Remy

    Another postcard from St Remy de Provence

    I’d made my first visit to St Remy the week before to discover places where Vincent van Gogh painted while…

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  • Sep252007

    Postcard from Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in search of van Gogh

    6 September 2007 In the 119 years since Vincent van Gogh came to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the village has transformed from a…

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  • Sep242007

    Postcard from Arles: the Road to Tarascon

    9 September 2007  The road to Tarascon heads north out of Arles from Place Lamartine, which in 1888 was the…

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  • Sep232007

    Postcard from Arles: an evening in Arles with van Gogh

    Vincent’s Cafe Terrace at Night today I wanted to eat at La Cafe La Nuit, on the Place du Forum…

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  • Sep222007

    Postcard from St Remy de Provence

    4 September 2007 In May 1889, Vincent van Gogh checked in at the St Paul de Mausole hospital in St…

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  • Sep212007

    Postcard from Arles: a walk in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps

    2 September 2007 Vincent van Gogh arrived in Arles in the south of France in February 1888 to seek light,…

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  • Mar182007
    Robben Island

    A visit to Robben Island

    Guided tours of visitor attractions can be pretty ropey. They can feel like the guide is simply reading meaningless words…

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  • Jul162006
    Callanish: the sky moves sideways

    Painting Callanish

    Callanish is a remarkable neolithic monument on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It is a circle and…

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  • Jan092006

    Seek and ye shall find Jordan Valley dolmens

    Warning: This is quite a long weblog. However it is lavishly illustrated (a bit further down) for your viewing pleasure.…

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