Category Archives: Art and Sculpture

“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 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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The “World of Glass”………industrial heritage

The other day I decided to continue my exploration of the industrial heritage of Northern England and after a quick “Google” and follow research I came up with the World of Glass Museum at St Helens in Lancashire (it says … Continue reading

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Port Sunlight……..one philanthropic industrialists vision

William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) built Port Sunlight to house the workers at his soap factory, Lever Brothers, which eventually became the global giant, Unilever. The village holds a unique place in the history of urban planning and represents … Continue reading

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Autumn at the Sculpture park

Took myself off to the Yorkshire Sculpture park this morning was it was such a lovely day, albeit the remnants of Storm Ophelia (who the hell came up with the idea of giving bad weather names?) were still around in … Continue reading

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Madrid Revisited…………….

After visiting over thirty major cities in Europe, twenty of these were capital cities, I had always held the view that top of my list would be Vienna for its architectural and cultural history, closely followed by Lisbon with its … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park on a glorious August day……………..

Blue skies, cotton wool clouds and a temperature of 18c (that is warm for the UK) meant that a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was on the cards for today. After parking about a mile from the park and … Continue reading

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