Category Archives: Museums

Traditional Greek costumes

This morning I visited the Karelias collection of Greek traditional costumes, which was brilliant. The beautiful costumes – some of them absolutely sumptuous – were very well displayed, with plenty of information about them. For women, a long chemise was the … Continue reading

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Thoughts

Last night I listened to a pair of musicians playing traditional Greek songs – the usual sad tales of emigration, loss and homesickness. They are repetitive and predictable but undeniably powerful: Πήρες τον μεγάλο δρόμο για να πας στα ξένα … Continue reading

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Kröller-Müller

It has been raining all day, so the Kröller-Müller Museum was the perfect destination. (I would have spent even a sunny day there, though.) I arrived shortly after it opened and had the gallery to myself for half an hour, … Continue reading

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Zeist to Otterlo

I was greedy with the kilometres yesterday: I gobbled them all up and left hardly any for today. After lunch in Ede (a town so undistinguished that it doesn’t even sell postcards of itself), I found myself at my destination … Continue reading

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Leeds today

I had an hour to spare between satisfying my reason for coming to Leeds and lunch, so, as the art gallery is still closed, I visited the Leeds City Museum for the first time. It’s very child-friendly – something I would have … Continue reading

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Last day in Stockholm

I had a walk round the streets by the hotel after breakfast and discovered a couple more examples of what seems to be common in Stockholm art nouveau buildings: a monumental tower that rises directly from the front plane of … Continue reading

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Stockholm today

A roundabout walk to Stureplein revealed how much is left of art nouveau Stockholm and how much has been replaced by some pretty dire stuff. Rounded corners bordering on turrets seem to be popular for the ends of blocks, particularly … Continue reading

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