Monthly Archives: October 2016

Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika (or as I know it the “White Cathedral”)

I made one of my regular trips to Vilnius in Lithuania on the 4 October 2016 and stayed for six days. On this occasion the weather was atrocious, virtually non stop rain for the duration of my visit. This is … Continue reading

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An icon returns to Bury…….

  Earlier in the year I went to see the Flying Scotsman steam train when it was doing trial runs between Bury and Rawtenstall, along with several thousand other enthusiasts. Since then it has been on a “tour of Britain” … Continue reading

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Wedding Parties in Uzupis

Whilst making my way down to the river that runs alongside the independent “nation” of Uzupis last Saturday I came across a wedding party that was braving the elements on one of the bridges across the river. Uzupis is exclusive, … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s Soviet “Brutalist Architecture”

On my recent rain drenched visit to Lithuania I was taken on a photography expedition by my friend Antanas and also accompanied by our mutual friend Renata who came along to see that “good order” was maintained during our wanderings. … Continue reading

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Magali Datzira……bass player extraordinaire and singer sublime

I have written about this very talented your lady previously. as a member of the Saint Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona. An incredibly talented bass player she has now been encouraged by the leader of the band Joan Chammoro to … Continue reading

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Jezza…..some are born idiots, some achieve idiocy and some have idiocy thrust upon them……meet the man who ticks all three boxes!

Some charming anti-war merchandise on sale at the Momentum* conference in Liverpool (see picture above)…and they wonder why Labours is held in such contempt, even by former supporters like me.. You have an antisemitic leader, a self confessed Marxist as … Continue reading

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