ELE Art & Culture – Leonardo da Vinci’s Masterpiece, The Last Supper in Milan —

A trip to Milan is not complete without a visit to see Leonardo da Vinci’s world renowned artwork, The Last Supper. This fresco painted on the walls of the dining room of the former Dominican monastery, Santa Maria delle Grazie, depicts Jesus’ last supper with his apostles. It is one of the Western world’s most…

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Caernarfon Castle — Down by the Dougie

After a grey day on Wednesday, Thursday was forecast to be a scorcher, and so it transpired. We’d decided to drive over the Menai Straits and make use of our Cadw memberships by visiting Caernarfon Castle. This is probably the most impressive of all the castles that Edward I had built following his subjugation of […]

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Travels in Spain, The Don Quixote Collection — Have Bag, Will Travel

“Don Quixote is the national glory of Spain. No one who does not know that has the right to call himself a Spaniard. There is a monument to him in Madrid…he was our first revolutionary.” – Gerald Brenan, ‘South from Granada’ Click on an image to scroll through the Gallery of pictures that I have […]

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I.M. Pei, Architect Who Designed Louvre Pyramid, Dies at 102 — KTLA

Architect I.M. Pei smiles for a photo after being honored with an Ellis Island Family Heritage Award at the Ellis Island Museum in New York City on April 21, 2004. (Credit: Paul Hawthorne / Getty Images) I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the…

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