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Jacqueline A. Pollard
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We arrived at Avebury in mid-afternoon. The #49 bus lets you off just across from The Red Lion (“The only pub in the world inside a stone circle”).               We opted to enjoy a pint before heading to the B&B. A coach had dropped off a load of German…

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“Arc de Tree-umph” sorry.

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While at the Art Institute of Chicago, I was jarred, and a bit delighted, to see this macabre thing on the wall facing Hopper’s Nighthawks: Ivan Albright was commissioned to paint this for MGM’s production of Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (released…

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Seen in Amsterdam: I enjoy this work deeply. Mary, engrossed in her book, ignores the laughing, squirming baby who seems to all but scream “pay attention to me, mama!” This terracotta Virgin and Child (c. 1500 -1525) was formerly attributed to the Master…

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Unless you are a regular walker, cyclist, or drive a car,* Avebury might seem relatively isolated. No train services the village, and only one bus passes through. When I began organizing this leg of our trip, to be honest, I thought getting to Avebury…

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As I’ve noted before, Avebury offers a limited number of guesthouses (it’s a World Heritage Site. Not much room for development to appease tourists). While surrounding towns such as Marlborough* and Swindon offer a greater variety of accommodation, you’ll…
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