Tag Archives: Venice

Occupiers- what’s your big idea?

Stands genius a deathless adornment,
a name not to be worn out with the years. Continue reading

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Fifty not out – to Choggia and beyond

To those who consider 50 a distant memory, I salute your sagacity, for those for whom 50 is a way away, I applaud your vivacity but from where I am sitting, overlooking the Rialto Bridge on a crisp November morning … Continue reading

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From Venice with love

Sitting in front of Tintoretto’s Crucifixion, a massive canvas that examines the nature of suffering , I tried to connect his noble vision with the suffering of Europe‘s latest basket case- Italy. Nothing doing. If the Venetians are any touchstone of … Continue reading

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Getting away with murder on the Orient Express

My Dad’s recently had his 80th, my Mum’s not far behind so I thought I’d give them a treat, a day on a train eating a five course meal with champagne and all the trimmings – £500 but with the Orient Express … Continue reading

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