Category Archives: Art & Culture
Hip hip hooray! Robert Burns – Rabbie Burns – turns 258 today. How times fly. Scotland’s national bard, a poet of his time, and of ours. Here’s a poem for all time. To celebrate the bard and ourselves, to enjoy … Continue reading
Born in Friesland (the Netherlands), educated in Belgium, world-famous in England. The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden is the place to be to experience the voyage of discovery from Lourens Alma Tadema to Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. A tempting part of Leeuwarden-Fryslân … Continue reading
‘Here he lies where he longed to be / Home is the sailor, home from the sea / And the hunter home from the hill’ form the last lines of an epitaph and mark the grave of an extraordinary man. … Continue reading
In all areas north of the equator oak trees grow naturally, and in ancient times immense oak woods covered large parts of Europe. The oak is a remarkable tree, a divine tree, famous, revered, and threatened. As irregular, powerful and … Continue reading
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