Trento and the Palazzo Geremia

The Italian Renaissance usually conjures up thoughts of the beautiful and evocative city of Florence: Masaccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Brunelleschi and the great dome over the Duomo. But, of course, there is more to find in cities and towns away from the traditional haunts. We discovered Trento on our trip through the Brenner Pass on our…

Trento and the Palazzo Geremia

The Italian Renaissance usually conjures up thoughts of the beautiful and evocative city of Florence: Masaccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Brunelleschi and the great dome over the Duomo. But, of course, there is more to find in cities and towns away from the traditional haunts. We discovered Trento on our trip through the Brenner Pass on our…

Strasbourg Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art.

Strasbourg Cathedral must be one of the great treasures in the heritage of European building. With its soaring vaults, stained glass windows and absolutely stunning western facade, the gothic masterpiece dominates the city. It is appropriate, then, that the modern art collection is also contained in a building of cathedral like proportions. The Museum of…

Torcello Cathedral and Venice after a Three Year Gap

Torcello Cathedral, The Basilca di Santa Maria Assunta, in the Venetian Lagoon must be one of the most evocative places in Italy to visit. It’s fifty metre high tower announces its presence for miles around over the calm water. What makes it so special to us is it’s serenity and historical place as the legendary…

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has been our monarch throughout my life. Much has changed in the years since 1952 but she has been a constant. Through the White Box I would like to convey my own sincere thoughts to her family while wishing the very best to the New King. How wonderful was her promise as…