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Sermons in Stones

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.”  As You Like It, Shakespeare I understand that  Duke Senior was … Continue reading

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Funeral Baked Meats

They don’t seem to be worrying about the alleged carcinogenic qualities of processed meat in Italy. I have never seen so many hams in one place in my life. And they are available in nice sweaty little packs for those … Continue reading

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A Heap of Candied Apple, Quince, and Plum, and Gourd; with Jellies Soother than the Creamy Curd

I’m aware of the fact that it’s more than slightly cliched to post pictures of autumnal bounty, but I’m afraid that sometimes it is inescapable. Especially when you find stunning seed pods like these. This is the seed pod of … Continue reading

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Like Nectar Pure, Perpetual Waters thro’ the Grotto Glide

There are an awful lot of grottos in Florence, which reminds me of a song I can’t put a name to. However……a grotto is a small picturesque cave, especially an artificial one in a park or garden. Like this one designed  by … Continue reading

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Enigma Variations

It’s strange how when you are wandering round a new place you notice things that perhaps wouldn’t grab your attention at home. In Florence, I kept noticing marks on the road and little heaps of rubble that I could not … Continue reading

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The Nautilus Cup

This drawing is an illustration from my third positioning paper. I had been exploring notions of greed or pleionexia in Dutch pronkstilleven painting from the Seventeenth century. I have already mentioned that there is a disturbing under current which runs below the surface of … Continue reading

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A Cloud for a Robe, Rainbows for Tassels.

Someone sits in a mountain vale A robe of clouds, rainbows for tassels The fragrant forest is the place to live The road has been long and difficult With a heart full of doubt and regret A life has passed … Continue reading

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