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Chatsworth House

A wonderful day out
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire own Chatsworth House and sixteen generations of his family have lived there. There is a collection of contemporary art and sculpture. The pai…


Visit to Ashmolean Museum and weekend in Oxford
I have been to the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire many times but never to Oxford itself. I thought it would be great for photography and to celebrate my birthday and it didn't let me do…

Valentine's in Amsterdam

Culture and the Art world in Amsterdam
Recently I was in Amsterdam for Valentine's Day. The hotel I stayed at, the 5 star Grand Hotel Amrath, is a fabulous Art Deco building which used to be the main offices of the Roy…