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Springtime in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaulcuse, Provence
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Springtime in Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence

When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it it really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in …

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Front of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England, birth place of Sir Winston Churchill
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Blenheim Palace, birth place of Sir Winston Churchill

“Never before in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to….” one man. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill   In May 1940, after the shadow of war had descended across Europe, having been ignored for years about the …

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Salisbury Cathedral, home to The Magna Carter
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The Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral

Last time I wrote about my incredible and somewhat unexpected tower tour at Salisbury Cathedral. But our adventure didn’t end with the tour, for apart from being a magnificent testament to medieval architecture, we discovered that the cathedral is also home …

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Snow for Christmas in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence
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Preparations for Christmas in Lourmarin

Lourmarin is ready for Fête de Noël. Frosty white fir trees have appeared along our petite rue below a canopy of lights. Throughout the village, once night has fallen, these fine strings of twinkle line the streets in rows of sparkling ribbons. …

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San Francisco's Legion of Honor, California, USA
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Urs Fischer at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s beautiful Fine Arts Museum, is a stunning French, neoclassical building perched above the Golden Gate, in Lincoln Field. It boasts an incredible collection of European paintings decorative arts and sculptures with fabulous ever changing …

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Time Square, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
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New York, New York

New York, exciting and vibrant, its enticing appeal never failing to thrill. A city that never sleeps; where impatient car horns constantly reverberate; everyone from everywhere in a hurry. A city where the question isn’t ‘where should we eat?’ but …

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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San Francisco – ‘The City by the Bay’ – Travel Guide

A TRAVEL GUIDE FOR EXPLORING SAN FRANCISCO Download the San Francisco Travel Guide  here or read it below First light in the ‘City by the Bay’, the iconic red pillars of the Golden Gate Bridge peek out above the fog, gradually slipping away to …

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The Maltby Street Market, Bermondsey, London, England
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London’s Maltby Street Market, a foodie’s heaven

If you like fresh, delicious, home cooked food and you are in London on a Saturday or Sunday, don’t miss the Maltby Street Market. About a 10 minute walk from Tower Bridge, along the Ropewalk, next to Lassco, (fabulous architectural salvage …

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Tower Bridge, London, England
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London; perspectives of this magnificent capital city

London is brimming with stunning, iconic landmarks, immediately recognisable around the world; Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, Harrods….. it is an endless list of history, tradition and wonder. I maybe biased but every visit …

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