Lego-fan-tastic: The Art of the Brick

As soon as I saw the word LEGO, I knew I would be hooked but this Art of the Brick exhibit has taken me a little by surprise.  I didn’t expect the subtlety, the complexity or the emotional impact of some of the artworks created by these little plastic bricks. Based at London’s Old Truman Brewery…

A place of serenity: LeDomaine Estate, Castile y Leon

Even if this Estate was not one of my clients, I would be drawn here.  Every time I visit, my brain appears to reboot, my body seems to relax and I feel contentment in the very heart of my being. For LeDomaine (in the Castile y Leon region of Spain) is a former monastery dating back to…

Singular Statures: Isis, Kensington Gardens

As a vervent follower of the Cambridge and Oxford University Boat Race each year (am an Oxford fan), I was intrigued to see on the map of Kensington Gardens a reference to a statue of Isis.  Of course I had to see what it was all about and I found it adjacent to the Diana Memorial Fountain, overlooking the lake in…

Amazing Grace: Henry Moore’s Arch, Kensington Gardens

During a photo walk of Kensington Gardens, London, I chanced upon a stunningly positioned sculpture by Henry Moore hewn from Roman Travertine Marble.  It is located at the end of one of the longest uninterrupted avenue vistas in London. The Arch was inspired by life – in this instance, a fragment of bone – and…

Surprising Goodwood

The Goodwood Estate has been on my “hit-list” for some time now so I headed off for a  recee before booking a visit to the house itself.  A lovely hotel, a warm welcome given, gorgeous surroundings … what I hoped to find in fact and it didn’t disappoint.  What I didn’t expect, however, were the monumental sculptures,…