Monthly Archives: February 2015

Viaduct Road Chicane?

On my way for a country walk yesterday I saw Council chaps placing some big rectangular planters on Viaduct Road, on the way home in the gathering gloom I saw them again.  Clearly another go at trying to get motorists … Continue reading

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More on Emily Carr, and the rest of the day in London

At the end of the exhibition are two paintings which sort of sum up the artistic career of Emily Carr.  Both of Beacon Hill in Victoria, where she lived most of her life.  The first of 1909, and a very … Continue reading

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Emily Carr – Artist of British Columbia

We went to Dulwich Picture Gallery to see drawings and paintings by Emily Carr (1871-1945), the daughter of English traders living in Victoria on Vancouver Island. Emily went to art school in San Francisco (1890-1893) and returned a competent water … Continue reading

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Bexhill and Hastings – a daytrip

Its that Ladybird Book show.  But first a valuable conversation with the railway booking hall man, in the course of ticket-buying conversation he told us of a good home-brew supply shop in St Leonards on Sea – in Norman Road. … Continue reading

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Standen and Nymans – visiting two National Trust properties

Monday morning and three of us set out for north Sussex and Standen House – built to designs by the Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb for James Beale between 1892 and 1894.  James Beale was a member of the family … Continue reading

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Circular east Brighton walk

Headed up through the cemetery last Friday, then across the rough grassland up to the race course where a footpath and gates gives a place to cross onto the open land at the very top of Whitehawk valley.  Skirting the … Continue reading

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