I know there’s plenty of former Pusser types on GP, and even a few who have sailed under the red duster. They’ll all be familiar with the Christmas routines for their respective outfits. I thought [more…]
© EJ 2018
Painted in about 1470/75, it is in the National Gallery. One of my favourite carols : Merry Christmas! OldTrout 2018
Part Six – On the Ground at Peenemünde, the Effectiveness of the Bombing and the Legacy The German rocket engineers had arrived at Peenemünde in 1936. Their remit was to circumvent the severe limitations imposed [more…]
March 6th, 1807. George is off to Italy, where I am sure he will have a capital time ogling churches and whores, and buying paintings that might be by Salvator Rosa but are probably not.
The fourth Sunday of Advent – #Peace. Maestà, or Maestà of Duccio is an altarpiece composed of many individual paintings commissioned by the city of Siena in 1308 from the artist Duccio di Buoninsegna, 1308–1311 [more…]