Bruges and the Triptychs!


No, it’s not the name of the latest Boy Band! The annual get-together with our friends from Denmark took place in Bruges, the beautiful town in Belgium famous for chocolates, beer of a high alcohol content, and frites ..... which they even have a museum for! Dr C and I had visited Bruges many times … Continue reading Bruges and the Triptychs!

A Slav Epic weekend in Prague


Our 5 day trip to Prague was a disaster! Apparently the city becomes the world capital every weekend for Stag & Hen Parties, street vomiting, yobbishness and general rowdyism. Only one person rescued us ....... the late master of Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha. Born in 1860 Mucha became a painter and commercial artist renowned for … Continue reading A Slav Epic weekend in Prague

Museo Ralli, Marbella


Marbella is not exactly the kind of place you would expect to find a museum and art gallery full of surrealist paintings and sculptures from a multitude of world famous artists. Yet just a few metres from Coral Beach off the N-340 is the Museo Ralli, Marbella, one of a group of five with the … Continue reading Museo Ralli, Marbella

Budapest, a visit to the Museum of Art Nouveau


I always try and fit in at least one gallery or museum between wine tastings wherever we visit around the world, many are non mainstream such as the surrealist Museo Ralli in Marbella, The Slav Epic in Prague, Museo Cezar Manrique in Lanzarote, and the Native American Museum in Denver to name but a few. … Continue reading Budapest, a visit to the Museum of Art Nouveau

Burgundy, the art of the Brasserie.


The words "France" and "culture" definitely go together and nowhere is this more evident than in a typical French brasserie where they have preserved and cared for their traditions. Sadly the English pub was sacrificed long ago on the altar of economic productivity as we replaced wood with plastic, conversation with piped music, and local … Continue reading Burgundy, the art of the Brasserie.