London has some wacky Yuletide traditions, a few of which I’ll share with you today. So sit back with your glass of mulled wine, put on a Father Christmas hat and some reindeer slippers, and enjoy… (and press play on the Christmas Hits playlist. You know you want to.) … More A Very London Christmas
Two mothers and two Foundlings. Two strands of a story woven together in eighteenth century London. … More Foundling
Another comparison between two seemingly polar opposite worlds! Fanakapan and his hyper realistic balloons to be compared to… *drum roll please*…
No, don’t know him? Well, all that’s about to change. He was part of the still life wave which took off in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. … More Fanakapan and Claesz: (Street) Art in London
I want to start a new little segment. The Old, the New, and the Wonderful. There’s so much to do in London and you’d need a lifetime to do it all, so to help out all of my fellow Adventurers, I’ll be putting together three things at a time: one old, one new, and one a little bit unusual. Today we’re looking at the area in and around Cannon Street in the City of London. … More O.N.W. Cannon Street
London has an incredible collection of art galleries, and more recently, street art has been moving our galleries outdoors. Street art and “High” art seem like two completely different worlds, but not as much separates them as we think. … More ROA and Stubbs: (Street) Art in London
As I came to the end of my time as an Au Pair, I wrote a little letter to my successor with all my wisdom. I’m posting it here in the hopes that it can also be useful to anyone else who is considering becoming an Au Pair. … More To My Successor…
I know it sounds morbid, but it’s still sort of Halloween, right? And over the centuries humanity’s obsession with death and what happens after we shuffle off this mortal coil has had a continuous and exciting influence on art.
Here are just a few examples… … More Death at the National Gallery
I’m starting to get the impression that I can’t have a proper holiday anymore without putting my life in the hands of at least one stranger. Italy was no different. … More Stranger Danger (Italian edition)
I would never have survived my three days in New York without strangers. Okay, maybe slightly dramatic, but the people I interacted with certainly nudged me in the right direction when I needed it most.
From photographers to navigators to new friends, be safe and always talk to strangers. … More Stranger Danger
Helicopters, holidays to Mars, chainsaws, and puppies: learning a language is only as fun as you make it… … More Making German Fun