Category Archives: Culture

Rembembrance Day

This is the time of year when you want to remember all those that fell in wars, old and new. That gave their lives for ‘our tomorrows. Today I want to add a new name to that list, not because … Continue reading

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Art Installation: The Rising Tide

On the south bank of the Thames in central London, Jason deCaires Taylor has created this sculpture. Accessible at low tide, but submersion at high tide is also as spectacular. Here’s some photo I took at the weekend:

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What’s Up? From Welling Riots to Scoping!

Absolutely nothing really, it’s just I haven’t been on here in over a year! Time flies so fast, blink and I missed it! I’ve nearly finished an MA dissertation and that has kept me busy for the last three months, … Continue reading

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More Photos: Anti-Bosnian War Protest, Trafalgar Square, circa 1994

With the extradition of Abu Hamza and four others to the USA for prosecution for allegedĀ  terrorist acts, maybe a really bad era for Britain has finally come to an end. It also reminded me of my first experience of … Continue reading

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New Page Added: Nazi Looted Art – recently added Dorotheum Auction Catalogues 1942 -43

Recent Digitized Dorotheum Art Sales between 1942 – 1943 The tracing of Nazi looted art should now be much easier with the onset of digital technology. Several institutions have collected together some of the data that has been made available … Continue reading

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London2012: The Greatest Show on Earth Leaves Town: No Glittering Prizes for Legacy

As a self-proclaimed expert on traveling showmen (it’s in the genes and researchers at the BBC agree anyway), I have always been amused at the use of The Greatest Show on Earth being now assigned to the Olympic Games. True … Continue reading

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London2012: Face Painters Prepare for Action on the Olympic Park

What a golden weekend that was! Whilst I get around to organizing the photos from the Sunday on the Olympic Park, here’s one of a kind group of ticket holders preparing their faces for action in the Olympic Stadium Sunday … Continue reading

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Exclusive!!! Big Ben in Secret Coded Message for London2012

A leaked memo from the Arts Council to the Olympic Committee’s Art’s Director, shows that the 3 minutes ringing of Big Ben on Friday am, will be in something akin to Morse Code and will apparently spell out a message … Continue reading

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London Olympics 2012 and the Journey to the Games by a ‘Gamesmaker’

Copyright the author 2005   he new year sees the start of HD’s countdown to the Olympic Games in July and August 2012. It is a special year for HD since learning that they would be one of the volunteer … Continue reading

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A few More Snaps…

These are from a visit to The Mani peninsula in Greece in 2003. If you ever wondered why Greece was having so many problems right now with their status at the EU you just need to visit the Peloponnese in … Continue reading

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