Category Archives: City

Revealed

I’ll tell you more about Reading Prison next week, this week I want to bring a current exhibit to your attention – the V&A’s Reveal Festival.  It is celebrating the opening of new exhibition spaces both inside and outside in

Revealed

I’ll tell you more about Reading Prison next week, this week I want to bring a current exhibit to your attention – the V&A’s Reveal Festival.  It is celebrating the opening of new exhibition spaces both inside and outside in

Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the

Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Exploring Yokohama’s gardens

After breakfast I went over to the congress centre and collected my bag and programme and then walked from there through the Queens Towers and came out at the Dockyard Garden – a dry dock with a waterfall at one

Exploring Yokohama’s gardens

After breakfast I went over to the congress centre and collected my bag and programme and then walked from there through the Queens Towers and came out at the Dockyard Garden – a dry dock with a waterfall at one

Red brick warehouses and silk

The Thunderbird from Kyoto to Osaka we had only taken 25 minutes and seemed to get there before we had settled. On the Shinkansen it took 15 minutes. As expected the train pulled in punctually to the Shin-Yokohama station. From

Red brick warehouses and silk

The Thunderbird from Kyoto to Osaka we had only taken 25 minutes and seemed to get there before we had settled. On the Shinkansen it took 15 minutes. As expected the train pulled in punctually to the Shin-Yokohama station. From