D Day encounter with ‘The Allies’ on the Isle of Wight

Seaview on the Isle of Wight

The sun shines, the island is brand new to us, and the day is ours…perfect for a wander. We decide to search for Priory Bay.

“Our favourite, not far, and you can probably get a cup of tea at the hotel there,” was the advice from a frequent visitor to the island.

So off we set, via the High Street and the purchase of a few supplies.

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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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Art in Naples: Jerace and others; Shepard Fairey and #OBEY

I’ve been to two art exhibitions recently in Naples – one on sculpture  and the other on street art.

The first, ‘il Bello o il Vero’, is on ‘Neapolitan sculpture from the late 18th and the early 19th century’,  and is in an old monastery complex.

Just reading that now makes my brain go foggy.  If it’s happening to you – resist!  The show is ‘bellisima‘.

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