Italy and England 

There’s old Winston Churchill watching Big Ben, in Westminster, London, in March 2014. An anglophile’s dream: the omnipresent iconic red telephone box. Wandering around Portobello Road, in the Notting Hill neighborhood. The street art / grafitti is like The Sex Pistols and the Bbc all rolled into one. Tea at Sherlock Holmes and Watson’s house […]

Read Italy by the city & other travels

Click on a city name for all the blog entries; Rome      /see also -> John Keats in Rome / Artemisia Gentileschi‘s art in Italy Naples Capri Florence Venice Boston & New England New York, New York New Orleans, Louisiana London Paris Ireland UK French West Indies Mayan Mexico / Yucatan

a walk in trastevere

Trastevere is a charming neighborhood across the Tiber from the historic center of Rome. It’s a great spot to have lunch and spend an afternoon walking around, admiring the warm, faded colors of the buildings. They bake wonderful breads and cookies at La Renella and sell handmade chocolates at Valzoni to locals and tourists. My […]

Artemisa Gentileschi (en français)

An excellent little art history discussion on Artemisia Gentileschi (in french) with high quality sound and photographs. By Anne STEINBERG-VIEVILLE. Worth a look and a listen even if you don’t speak french – the image comparisons and baroque music still make it compelling. In honor of International Womans Day! (Which no-one seems to celebrate in America, […]