Havana, Cuba – what a totally fascinating place

Today was our first full day in Cuba so we did the touristy thing and went on a group tour that included Revolution Square, a rum and cigar factory, old Havana and Ernest Hemingway home on the island. A great tour guide explained the various districts we passed through and pointed out all the major areas and their history – a great start to the … Continue reading Havana, Cuba – what a totally fascinating place

On This Day in History….

In 1882 George Braque was born. A French artist Braque is often associated with Picasso.  His work showcases a range of style including cubism. The Tate and Tate Modern have some of his works – definitely worth a visit – http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/georges-braque-803 In 1568 Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at battle of Langside In 1988 Chet Baker, American singer and trumpet player died In 1989 around 2,000 students … Continue reading On This Day in History….

On This Day in History……

A German-British painter Frank Auerbach was born on this day in 1931. A gifted artist who created portraits and city scenes of London the city he made his home after being sent to the UK by his parents in 1939. http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/frank-auerbach/auerbach-introduction In 1916 after six days of fighting, Irish rebel leaders abandoned the post office in Dublin and surrendered , marking the end of the Easter … Continue reading On This Day in History……