Art with an edge – Museo Cappella Sansevero

A look back (first published 31 October 2014)

The Phraser

DSC01678I love art – not in an expert way, just in a ‘this amazes me’ way.  Two weeks ago we visited a statue that seemed to have barely stopped breathing – ‘The Veiled Christ’ in the Museo Cappella Sansevero in Naples, Italy.

It was a mini Indiana Jones of an event.

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Stazione Toledo, Napoli – a handsome metro station

How do you persuade anyone to use the underground metro in Naples?

How do you persuade anyone to use the underground metro in Naples?

A year ago I arrived in Naples – one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Over the months since I’ve explored miles and miles of its old centre, of its sfogliatelle layers, but I’ve never been tempted to use its metro.  Why would I? Why miss any of the city’s light and life for a second?

Well … turns out I was tempted recently, and there were two reasons.
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Art with an edge – Museo Cappella Sansevero

DSC01678I love art – not in an expert way, just in a ‘this amazes me’ way.  Two weeks ago we visited a statue that seemed to have barely stopped breathing – ‘The Veiled Christ’ in the Museo Cappella Sansevero in Naples, Italy.

It was a mini Indiana Jones of an event.

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A visit to Herlev Hospital in Denmark

Part of the entrance foyer of Herlev Hospital in Denmark

Part of the entrance foyer of Herlev Hospital in Denmark

Think of a hospital and you’ll probably find your mind working in institutional off-white, with splashes of surgical blue or green.  At least this has been my experience of hospitals in the UK.

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