We came with great expectations to Dublin, which none of us had ever visited before. The experience was certainly a very mixed bag. The city has been developed greatly, whole areas have been rebuilt and it was interesting to see the glaring contrast between the past and the present. But there were also many areas […]
Claude Lanzmann has died at the age of 92. I will always remember seeing his epic, 9 1/2 hour film “Shoah” about the Holocaust in a little, long gone cinema in New York, opposite Juilliard in 1985. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6498# He had interviewed survivors of the Holocaust, and there was one episode in the middle of this […]
Glasgow is one of the UK’s most interesting cities, it used to be the second most important place within the days of the British Empire and one of the richest cities in the world. One can still see all the grandeur of its imposing architecture. Of course history changed the city profoundly, and it had […]
Still in Cumbria, wandering around the beautiful countryside. It is truly amazing what kind of different noises one can hear: instead of near absent cars there are huge arguments and constant discussions going on in those surrounding fields: cows and particularly sheep seem to have a lot to talk about and I have never realised […]
This year’s focus is on the UK and it started with a visit to Manchester, followed by a short stay in Harrogate en route to the tiny village of Crosby Ravensworth in Cumbria. Glasgow will be next, then a short visit to Dublin. Manchester has always been very interesting to me: one is still confronted […]
A fabulous, quite revolutionary food show on Netflix. One of the central ideas behind it is the questioning of “authenticity”. Rather than adhering to some illusive authentic standards David Chang suggests far more creative tactics. Hence he finds the best Pizza in Tokyo, which is far from the Italian original… A fascinating ride questioning perceived […]
An excellent article that deals with liberalism and its increasingly totalitarian nature.
Here one can develop a virtuoso technique in 30 days. From the weirder parts of you tube.
My favourite photo of Faure. Did I mention that I adore his music ? ( click on the photo to enlarge )
Born in Bransgore,Dorset,UK, where he lived for 15 years before migrating to Berlin and finally to sunny New Zealand. An amazing coincidence: our street in Bransgore was originally “Brick Kiln Road”, the place he got laid to rest was “Brick Kiln Road” at my mother-in-laws house in Rangiora, NZ. He was a very gentle, modest […]