Art and Design

Postcards from Prague

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No jetting off to New York this year, but a trip to the Czech Republic instead. And what a refreshing trip it was. Not […]

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Harbour Highlights

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As soon as I get near the coast I develop a fascination with photographing fishing paraphernalia. Harbour arms are frequently a treasure trove of interesting subjects – nets, buoys, […]

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An Island in Bloom and a Bridge Too Far

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While the January storms rage outside it is a good time for me to catch up on a little reading. Next to my bedside table is […]

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall

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Cornwall’s great gardens are, by and large, gardens that were created over 100 years ago and that have developed organically ever since. A handful have been rescued […]

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Easter Treats at Trevoole

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It’s all go at Trevoole as the team prepare for tomorrow’s opening. The gardens are full of camellias, primulas and early tulips, intermingled with slowly unfurling […]

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Return to the Salutation

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With both gardens almost locked-down for winter it’s time to start writing about some of the places that have not yet made it on […]

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A Floral Cure

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Apart from having a hectic work week, I’ve also been struggling with blogger’s block. Lots to write about but just not finding the requisite […]

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The Land of the Thunder Dragon

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The Butanese have 13 traditional arts and crafts, known collectively as Zorig Chusum. These are supported by all levels of society and are integral […]

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Charley Harper’s Backyard Birds

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Charley Harper was a genius of a graphic artist. His cheerful, highly-stylised wildlife prints always make me smile inside. So I was very happy […]

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