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Lorraine Whelan
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Barcelona 3
My last day in Barcelona was spent at the Fondacion Joan Miro. I was never a huge fan of Miro, but after spending a few hours immersed in his work and personality, I am a willing convert! As the Fondacion is on Montjuic and we took the funicular there, our ...
Barcelona 3
Barcelona 3
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Barcelona 2
A few weeks back (though it seems ages ago!), I was in Barcelona. This was my second visit to the beautiful city, but this time I was taking no chances on the Sagrada Familia -- bought my ticket online, well in advance. On my first visit to Barcelona in 201...
Barcelona 2
Barcelona 2
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Barcelona 1
My recent break to Barcelona started with a walking tour around the Gothic Quarter. I had earwigged on part of a walking tour during my first trip to the city in 2012 and was so impressed that I hung on to the Travel Bar leaflet and simply looked them up on...
Barcelona 1
Barcelona 1
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Happy Hallowe'en!
Happy Hallowe'en! It's that time of year again - the clocks have gone back an hour, the sun is setting really early, and I have taken my winter coat and scarf out of the cupboard. The heat has been on a few times now as there is a definite chill in the air....
Happy Hallowe'en!
Happy Hallowe'en!
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Raku event - October 2018
Members of the three ceramics workshops, facilitated by James Hayes at Signal Arts Centre, prepared pots last spring for a raku event planned for the autumn. The pots had all been bisque fired and glazed and waited over the summer in anticipation! James had...
Raku event - October 2018
Raku event - October 2018
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Street rubbings
Since moving to Ireland in the late 1980s, I have always noticed and wondered at the design of the "shore" coverings that gave access to water pipes and other utilities. Some of the designs were exquisite, and I have many times thought they would make good ...
Street rubbings
Street rubbings
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Studio residency!
As the previous artist in residence left a few days early, I was handed the keys last Thursday while I was at the ceramics workshop. This gave me the opportunity to view the space again while it was basically empty - several tables, an easel, some boards an...
Studio residency!
Studio residency!
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Recipe: Imam Bayildi made easy!
Although traditionally this delicious Turkish recipe is complicated to prepare because the final appearance of the aubergines (eggplants) is striped, through scoring of the skin, I decided to adjust the recipe so that it was a one-pot dish. The adjusted rec...
Recipe: Imam Bayildi made easy!
Recipe: Imam Bayildi made easy!
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Antibes outdoor sculpture: Le Nomade
A visit to Antibes is incomplete without paying respect to Jaume Plensa's Le Nomade sculpture looking out to the Mediterranean. This summer was no exception. It was an easy enough short walk up the ramparts from the beach below, when taking a break from the...
Antibes outdoor sculpture: Le Nomade
Antibes outdoor sculpture: Le Nomade
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Antibes - musée Picasso and La Colonne à la mer
Every summer when I am in Antibes, I always check out the beautiful Picasso Museum in the Chateau Grimaldi.  I knew there had been renovations done inside, and was delighted to see more of the permanent collection given space.  While walking past the museum...
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