Author Archives: kindadukish

Douro Valley……….and Oporto

In November 2018 I attained the ripe old age of 70 and I explained to my family I did not want a party or any gifts, My request was for a quiet meal out with my wife, daughter and husband … Continue reading

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The Triana Ceramics Museum ………..

During our recent trip to Seville we set out one morning to just wander down the side of the river (on the west side) starting at Pasarela de la Cartuja bridge. After a while we came to the area known … Continue reading

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Flamenco, Street Style in Seville…………………………….

On my recent visit to Seville in Southern Spain I spent many happy hours wandering the streets of the city as well as those in Cadiz, Cordoba and Jerez de la Frontera. With trusty Pentax K50 camera (with 18 – … Continue reading

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The Greatest Jazz Pianist……………………….

I have been listening to jazz music for the best part of fifty odd years and have developed a love of most genres of the music from early New Orleans to the Avant Garde, although I have to confess that … Continue reading

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“China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors”- Liverpool

  Last week I went to view the exhibition currently in situ at the World Museum in Liverpool, namely “China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors”. I wasn’t really sure what to expect so went with an open mind, fully cognizant … Continue reading

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The Creation, CBSO/Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

For the last few years I have followed the career of the Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla with considerable interest. She was the “shock” appointment as Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra after Andris Nelsons departed for the … Continue reading

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The Mushroom (las setas) in Seville…….weird and wonderful

On our third day in Seville we decided to take a “free walking tour” of the city and were told to meet our guide outside “The Mushroom”. We arrived at the due time and were quite taken aback by this … Continue reading

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Taller Andaluz de Cocina – cookery school in Seville

On my recent visit to Seville I had a day to myself as my wife had gone on a trip to Granada and I couldn’t face the 6 hours of travelling, no matter how beautiful the sights of Granada are! … Continue reading

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Annandale Distillery…………..Scottish whisky (just!)

On my recent visit to the Lake District it was suggested that I make a foray across the border to visit the Annandale Distillery (given my interest in whisky) which is the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland. It is … Continue reading

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A Lakeland Drive…..Bassenthwaite and Buttermere

I have just returned from a three day visit to the Lake District in Cumbria and my affection for the area continues to increase, although I still argue that there is no finer place in the UK than the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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