Category: Travel

Postcard from New York: Part I

A friend of ours has successfully dabbled in paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat so when we saw there was a new exhibition, Jean-Michael Basquiat: King Pleasure©, assembled by his family which reveals the creative evolution of the artist, we booked tickets. The popular mythology surrounding Basquiat’s… Continue Reading “Postcard from New York: Part I”

Postcard from the Shore

We spent a total of 10 days at The Shore, kicking off with Cape May over the Memorial Day weekend followed by six days at Long Branch which gave us an insight into the Shore’s various areas. Cape May Cape May was named for… Continue Reading “Postcard from the Shore”

New Jersey Shore: backstory

Back in late May/early June, we enjoyed our maiden visit to the New Jersey Shore thanks to a business event organised by one of my beloved’s US clients. As we’ve previously never visited, I naturally did some research before committing to the trip. The research… Continue Reading “New Jersey Shore: backstory”

Postcard from Washington DC: Part IV

A dear friend advised me to visit the Library of Congress. I’ve always loved libraries with their stacks of books, hushed atmosphere and more. This is truly a magnificent place to dally particularly amongst its architectural splendour. The Library of Congress, housed in three… Continue Reading “Postcard from Washington DC: Part IV”

Postcard from Washington DC: Part III

One from the vaults: Postcard from San Sebastian – 2016 City of Culture

Tomorrow there’s the  2022 edition of the Klasikoa in San Sebastián, a race I love seeing live. This year sadly, once again, I’ve resigned myself to watching it on television. Here’s what happened back in 2016. Typically, our visit to the Clasica San Sebastian… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from San Sebastian – 2016 City of Culture”

Postcard from Washington DC: Part II

I’ve spread our meanderings over three posts and in today’s we’re heading for The Mall where many of Washington’s museums are grouped though I appear to have failed to capture pictures of all of them – probably mesmerised by all those Doric columns! National… Continue Reading “Postcard from Washington DC: Part II”

Postcard from Washington DC: Part I

With time at a premium in Washington, aside from visiting the Library of Congress, we just generally walked around the city looking at all its monuments, parks and civic splendours, roughly following a walking map I found online (below).   Washington DC, the US… Continue Reading “Postcard from Washington DC: Part I”

Postcard from Philly: Part IV

Today, I’m featuring the fabulous gardens of Chanticleer and Nemours – neither of which was on my list of gardens to visit but sometimes you’ve just got to follow the advice of others! Chanticleer House and Gardens The Chanticleer estate dates from the early… Continue Reading “Postcard from Philly: Part IV”

Postcard from Philly: Part III

Our trip to Philadelphia was almost wholly prompted by watching a television programme on three of its gardens: Longwood, Shofuso and Winterthur. Our favourite by far was Longwood where we spent hours wandering around its wonderful grounds and conservatory. It was while we were… Continue Reading “Postcard from Philly: Part III”