Monthly Archive: February 2012

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The Friday Photo: Rice Terraces

This time next week we’ll be in the Middle East, landscapes of deserts, river, rock and mountain. But rice terraces form some of the loveliest...

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A Big Day Out

How much of London can you see in a single day? Armed with a London Pass and the very best intentions to get out of...

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The Friday Photo: Tower Bridge

We’ve spent most of this week being tourists in London, which used to be our home town. And Tower Bridge, the late Victorian edifice that...

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On the Politics of Museums

The more time we spend in museums around the world, the more I come to realise how very, very political they are. Take the National...

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In Which I Lose My Child. Again.

“Yeah,” I say to Z. “It’s too cold to walk a mile in this. Let’s catch the Metro…” After our chilly arrival, we are beginning...

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The Friday Photo: Sofia Cathedral

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, isn’t on many people’s bucket lists. But the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an enormous Byzantine revival edifice erected to celebrate the...