Ham House

Ham House is a stunning country home near Kingston Upon Thames on the outskirts of London, built for pleasure and filled with treasures. Built in 1610, this rare and atmospheric treasure trove is a jewel to behold. Elizabeth the Duchess of Lauderdale and her father William Murray were responsible for the creation of this amazing... Continue Reading →

Dorothea Tanning

This exhibition is all about the seventy year career of Dorothea Tanning. In her artistic world, she always ask us to look beyond the obvious. She  worked in the United States and France, and took her ideas  and imagery in new and distinctive directions. The exhibition focuses on key themes and developments of her work... Continue Reading →

Buddhapadipa Temple

I was wandering around Wimbledon (London, UK) and came across this incredible temple. It was like being in Thailand in the middle of England. The good thing was that I didn't have to fly all the way to Southeast Asia to contemplate this beautiful building - just hop on the London underground! Wat Buddhapadipa or... Continue Reading →

The Pleasures of Painshill!

Painshill is one of the most beautiful 18th century landscape gardens, created  between 1738 and 1738. This place has the most indescribable magic. It is an amazing garden in which to spend your day exploring the many winding paths in a journey of discovery. There are quite a few routes you can take. I chose... Continue Reading →

Over the Box Hill!

The very picturesque Box Hill is famous for its fascinating panoramic views of the south. Leopold Salomons gave the original 230 acres of Box Hill to the National Trust, and he had a viewpoint structure, Salomons Memorial, built to commemorate his gift. The views are really impressive. One thing I found interesting was that although... Continue Reading →

Leeds Castle: The Loveliest Castle in the World!

Leeds Castle is very picturesque and has been described as 'the loveliest castle in the world'. A castle has been on the same site since 1086. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I. It was the king's favourite residence. Around the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first... Continue Reading →

Urban Art in Bogotà

Bogotà is a city of many secrets and surprises. The graffiti tour is no secret, however. Normally the tour starts at the Park of the Periodistas, it lasts for about two and half hours, and it runs twice a day beginning at 10am and 2pm. It is a free tour but it is recommended that... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Hever: A Kent Castle

The incredible Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, near Edenbridge, Kent - only 30 miles south-east of London, England. It is unbelievable how this stunning castle is so close to London. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. The property subsequently passed through various owners. It came into the... Continue Reading →

Picasso 1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY

The Tate Modern Gallery is one of my favourite in London. The Tate is an institution that houses the United Kingdom's national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art. I went to the Tate to see the Picasso exhibition. This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. Bringing us face-to-face... Continue Reading →

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