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The Isles of Scilly: of helicopters, gardens and shipwrecks

Michael Turner – garden historian & ADFAS Travel tour leader I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Isles of Scilly, early one misty, summer’s morning more years ago than I care to remember – from a helicopter. On what promised to be a glorious day we took off from Penzance for the 15-minute flight. … Continue reading The Isles of Scilly: of helicopters, gardens and shipwrecks

Exhibition review: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage AGNSW

With the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new exhibition Masters of modern art from the Hermitage now open to the public, Dr Michael Adcock takes us through the magnificent selection of works that has been drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg… A GLORIOUS CLUTCH OF IMPRESSIONISTS FROM THE HERMITAGE The present … Continue reading Exhibition review: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage AGNSW

From Russia with love – Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, AGNSW

This October sees the Art Gallery of New South Wales open their new exhibition to the public, Masters of modern art from the Hermitage. With some 65 major works arriving on our shores from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, this is an extraordinary opportunity to see rare works from … Continue reading From Russia with love – Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, AGNSW

Takht-i Suleiman: a mysterious Fire-Temple high in the Zagros Mountains of Iran

High in the Zagros mountains, that vast limestone range running some 1600 km from north-west to south-east, essentially separating Iran from Iraq, lies one of the most remarkable (and little known) sites of ancient Persia. Concealed by some of the highest mountains in the Zagros Range and thus hidden from the European world for some … Continue reading Takht-i Suleiman: a mysterious Fire-Temple high in the Zagros Mountains of Iran