Brimstone

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The good news today: my tooth is still in place, so my jaw hasn’t yet decided to eject it. The bad news: I still feel as though I’ve been kicked in the face. Expect to be thoroughly bored by this … Continued

Ruffled

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Today was Day 1 of Operation Attempt To Save JDO’s Canine Tooth; it involved large amounts of drilling and digging around, and I’m now as sore as. Poor me. However. As I was still reasonably anaesthetised when I left the … Continued

Harvest

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I was back in Stratford again this afternoon, in much less nice light than yesterday’s, but still finding plenty to photograph. I’d already walked the north bank of the river en route to meeting R for coffee, and had some … Continued

Normal service resumes

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This morning was taken up with the usual slightly depressing post-holiday stuff, and then as we (luckily) had no food in the house, we went to Stratford for lunch. By this time I’d replaced the walkabout lens I used on … Continued

Ode to rage

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We were booked on an evening flight back to Heathrow, giving us most of the day in Vienna. Apart from the specific exhibitions we’ve seen, this trip has mostly involved revisiting places we’ve been to before, but sometimes that’s a … Continued

Not more art, surely?

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To the Kunsthistorisches Museum this morning, for their monumental Bruegel exhibition, which is simply stunning – if you get the chance to go, you really should. It would be even better if they had some kind of refreshment station half … Continued

A Secessionist tart

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We’re staying at the Maria Theresia, which is only a few hundred metres from the Museum Quarter, so we were able to be at the Leopold Museum shortly after it opened this morning. I’m very fond of this gallery, which … Continued

Vienna

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The last time R and I were in Vienna, in 2012, we realised that 2018 was going to be the centenary of the deaths of four giants of the Secession: Gustav Klimt, Otto Wagner, Koloman Moser, and Egon Schiele; and … Continued

Harlequin

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This has been a really bad year for ladybirds. Two years ago, when I was quite newly into macro photography, I found so many species in the garden – native, as well as immigrants like this one – that I … Continued

Compensation

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For about the past two decades, there has been an issue around one of my canine teeth, alternately grumbling and flaring, which successive dental hygienists have tried and failed to fix. Today I finally allowed myself to be sent to … Continued