Shutterspeed: Hiking on the Gower & visiting Caerphilly Castle

I have been in Wales for a little over a month now, but it feels three times as long! Not only am I kept very busy at work, I try to make the most of my weekends by going exploring. Last weekend I returned to the Gower peninsula, and this weekend I visited Caerphilly Castle, the... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Two walks on the Gower

Last weekend I went to visit Swansea's main attraction: the Gower peninsula. A treasure trove of natural beauty! On Saturday I made my way down to the Worm's Head, a cluster of small islands on the west coast, and then walked along the coastal path to the end of Rhossili beach. On Sunday I went to... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Return to Berlin

A few weeks ago I was in Berlin on a lightning visit, accompanying a friend who was passing through on her way to a conference. I spent half a day there by myself and took the opportunity to visit the exhibition Die Schwarzen Jahre: Geschichte einer Sammlung. 1933 - 1945 at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum. It was... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: One day in Paris

Whenever I'm in Paris, I always think of Paul Verlaine, one of my favourite poets, who wrote the following lines: "Quais de Paris! Beaux souvenirs! J'étais agile, J'étais, sinon bien riche, à mon aise, en ces temps... J'étais jeune et j'avais des goûts très militants, Tel, un bon iconographobibliophile." "Paris down by the Seine--memories! I... Continue Reading →

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