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May at the V & A – World’s Greatest Museum of Art & Design

May at the V & A – World’s Greatest Museum of Art & Design

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Throughout May at the V & A Museum at London, the world’s greatest Museum of art and design there are a plethora of exhibitions and events to tempt you to enjoy

Venice – La Serenissima, the Penultimate Place to Visit

Venice – La Serenissima, the Penultimate Place to Visit

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If life is an adventure then we must be ready in 20 minutes to go to Venice, where at twilight gondolas remain the most romantic of sights in this romantic city

The Most Serene Republic

The Most Serene Republic

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Venice is still called La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic). This was a title bestowed upon the city by a pope during one of the rare periods when Venice and the pope were not at war with each other. Venice’s history of 1100 years is littered with warring, plotting of…

The Romantic View

The Romantic View

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It is hard to judge the impact of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels published over an eighteen-year period from 1814, except to say it was more than considerable. Rousing tales such as Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and Quentin Durwood fuelled a Gothic Medieval architectural revival elevating the romantic view. By way…