Category Archives: City

Balcony Upkeep

While taking the pictures of the gallarijas in Sliema, I noticed that some of them had quite elaborate decorations supporting them. This house has three stories of gallarijas, the decoration on the supports makes me think this is more modern

Balcony Upkeep

While taking the pictures of the gallarijas in Sliema, I noticed that some of them had quite elaborate decorations supporting them. This house has three stories of gallarijas, the decoration on the supports makes me think this is more modern

Gallarija

My last British passport was due to expire in March this year.  So in November, when I knew I had no travel plans for 6 weeks I applied for a new passport.  The online process is impressive, and within a

Gallarija

My last British passport was due to expire in March this year.  So in November, when I knew I had no travel plans for 6 weeks I applied for a new passport.  The online process is impressive, and within a

If you go down to the V&A today…

you’re sure of a big surprise. Part of the 100 Aker Wood has been reproduced in one of the exhibition sections to commemorate AA Milne and EH Shepard’s classic children’s books.  It includes a bridge on which you can pretend

If you go down to the V&A today…

you’re sure of a big surprise. Part of the 100 Aker Wood has been reproduced in one of the exhibition sections to commemorate AA Milne and EH Shepard’s classic children’s books.  It includes a bridge on which you can pretend

One seam coat

As I mentioned last week, Cristobal Balenciaga was famous for his unconventional pattern making.  He avoided side-seams and sought to find ways to let fabrics drape and fall around a body regardless of traditional slopers and patterns. A famous design

One seam coat

As I mentioned last week, Cristobal Balenciaga was famous for his unconventional pattern making.  He avoided side-seams and sought to find ways to let fabrics drape and fall around a body regardless of traditional slopers and patterns. A famous design

Cristobal

The items I told you about last week are all in the permanent collection at the V&A and can be seen any time for free.  Alongside the permanent collection, there are usually two or three special exhibits.  As a member,

Cristobal

The items I told you about last week are all in the permanent collection at the V&A and can be seen any time for free.  Alongside the permanent collection, there are usually two or three special exhibits.  As a member,

Grandeur in the basement

On my way to the living chandelier, I was distracted by this exhibit in the basement by the tunnel entrance into the V&A (there is a tunnel from South Kensington Underground station to the museums on Exhibition Road, running underneath

Grandeur in the basement

On my way to the living chandelier, I was distracted by this exhibit in the basement by the tunnel entrance into the V&A (there is a tunnel from South Kensington Underground station to the museums on Exhibition Road, running underneath

Breathing light

One of the things I love about the museums in South Kensington is how they are funded.  Voluntary donations are suggested, there are membership programmes and exhibits are sponsored.  What this means is that you can visit without paying any

Breathing light

One of the things I love about the museums in South Kensington is how they are funded.  Voluntary donations are suggested, there are membership programmes and exhibits are sponsored.  What this means is that you can visit without paying any