The soothing face of Sanna

Place de la Comédie, Bordeaux – Sanna by Jaume Plensa
"Sanna" is a 7 meters high cast iron sculpture on the pedestrian area of Place de la Comédie in Bordeaux. Created by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the sculpture has become a highly popular feature of this part of Bordeaux, so much so in fact,...

Carnival of Venice

Carnival of Venice Italy
Venice and the Carnival – they seem made for each other. Whether you find yourself in a crowded Piazza San Marco or in the labyrinth of the narrow alleys, strolling along the canals, sitting in a gondola gliding under the bridges or perhaps on...

Guggenheim in Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
Designed by Frank Gehry, the iconic museum building in northern Spain opened its doors in October 1997 to ecstatic international acclaim from architects, critics and visitors alike. Built on a former shipyard site and wharf for industrial use on a curve of the River...

December in Bordeaux

This is my first taste of Bordeaux (the city) at this time of year, and so far I find it surprisingly mild, relatively speaking, around midday at least, and especially when the sun shines. There have been some really bone-chilling, damp and foggy days...

A tourist in Rome

Spanish Steps
There’s so much to see and enjoy in Rome, that is, if you can manage to look past the hordes of fellow tourists that seem to be following you just about everywhere you go. Even this late in the year, in the first days...