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Tapestries from Hampton Court

After a few more busy days working to pull together more plans for the planned wanderings, I found time today to edit some more pictures for the wall coverings theme of the last few posts.  Today is a collection of

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Posted in Architecture, Decorative Arts, Heritage, London, Photography

Surface: Decorated 2

As mentioned in the previous post about wall and surface decoration, I have literally hundreds of pictures of this kind.  The same rules have been applied to the selection as last time, but I have also created a few “sets” of

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Posted in Angkor, Architecture, Cambodia, China, Decorative Arts, Heritage, Italy, London, Photography, Rome, The Philippines, Travel

Surface: Decorated 1

No matter where you are in the world, someone will have covered a flat surface with some form of decoration, carving or graffiti.  From the grandest palace to the humblest corner on the street we seem to have an innate

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Posted in Architecture, Decorative Arts, Heritage, Photography, Travel

Hampton Court Palace

It was a beautiful spring day today – the sun was shining and the air was warm.  Having recently bought a year membership to Historic Royal Palaces it seemed like a perfect day to walk down to Hampton Court Palace.

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Posted in Architecture, Heritage, London

London Marathons

My UK trip is rolling on and has been fantastic so far.  Old friends have been caught up with and favourite haunts have been re-haunted.  Even the weather has (mostly) cooperated with days of warm spring sunshine for the most

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Posted in London, Travel

Snakes Alive!

The last few days in Sydney for a while and the place has certainly been doing it’s best to make a mark. The weather has been spectacular – apart from the two almighty thunder storms we had over the weekend.

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Posted in Home, Sydney, Wildlife

Whatever the weather

In a week, I head back to Europe for a few months.  The period of impatience has arrived, when you just want to be heading to the airport and setting off, getting on the way to the destination.  Final arrangements

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Posted in Expat, Food and Drink, Friends, Home, London, Photography, Travel

Question time?

Over dinner at the weekend, a friend asked me a simple question, to which I gave a simple answer at the time.  Over the last few days however the question has been playing in my head and a number of

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