Monthly Archives: April 2012

Genghis Khan Rides into London

Genghis Khan is the newest sculpture at Marble Arch and I love it! The raw power and the crazed eyes of the Khan and his horse are enough to make you cringe. Dashi Namdakov‘s sculpture speaks for itself. Which isn’t to say that plenty of other … Continue reading

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Pink Nude Comes to The Serpentine

The Serpentine, as seen above, runs through Hyde Park, London. It a lovely waterway constructed in 1730 by Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. Yesterday, the weather was sharp. Undeterred by a brisk breeze, a few folks braved the weather … Continue reading

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Art as a Political Tool

I visited the Tate Britain yesterday. The main attraction was the Pablo Picasso exhibit. Seeing a copy of “Guernica,” his iconic anti-war painting was worth the price of admission. Originally commissioned for the Spanish pavilion at the Paris International Exhibition of … Continue reading

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Music on the Cheap in London

Although the title of this blog might suggest that I’m targeting tourists, the subject should appeal to Londoners as well. Based on my own experience and that of others, it takes an outsider to make the insiders take a closer … Continue reading

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Long Island on My Mind

Visiting Long Island reminds me of how much I love the water. And spring. And children – all children but specifically my children and now my grandchildren. Water, spring and children… they all give me hope. The North Shore is … Continue reading

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It is a shock to the system: leaving the warm surf and sands of the Sea of Cortez and heading north a darkened sky and falling temperatures. I top up my sweatshirt with a wind-breaker. I slip off my sandals and sit … Continue reading