PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: # 36

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING This promenade runs along the Rio Guadalquivir in Cordoba. You can catch a glimpse of La Mezquita – the amazing Mosque Cathedral – on the opposite bank. This is a lovely place in which to sit – except now at siesta time when […]

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Malaga in a hurry – So you’ve time for only one Museum

If you think that you’re a collector,  you should check this place out! Owner Gonzalo Fernández-Prieto,  along with British professor Ian Phillips,  opened the Glass and Crystal Museum in 2009.    Well…. its advertised as a glass museum but its much, much more……   The first thing is the neighbourhood…. Not all of Malaga’s Old Town […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory   You will find this piece on the Paseo Nuevo in San Sebastian,  Spain. Construcción Vacía (Empty Construction) is one of a series of steel structures from 1957 by Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza.   Doesn’t it look all the more ominous and foreboding against the threatening […]

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My Top 10 of Everything – Fabulous Ancient Sites around the Mediterranean

How does one go about selecting just 10 gems!   There are some glaring omissions but I’ve tried to give a geographical spread (obviously there could be 10 sites in Greece alone….or Italy….or Egypt….).   There are sites here from everyone’s bucket list as well as some lesser known treasures.  I’ve visited all ten,  some more than […]

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