Delos – 3

The third of five pieces about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. Today, few people live permanently on Delos. There are no hotels on the island and no boats or yachts are supposed to moor there overnight. Ferry boats can come to Delos from Tinos, Naxos, and Mykonos, so itContinue reading “Delos – 3”

Delos – 2

The second of five pieces about the Greek Island of Delos, at the centre of The Cyclades. On a more human level, the earliest inhabitants of Delos in the middle of the third millennium BCE built their homes on top of the hill called Kynthos, so they would have an early warning of any approachingContinue reading “Delos – 2”

Delos – 1

The first of a series about the Greek island of Delos. Delos is the reason the Cyclades have their name. The other islands in the Cyclades form a circle around Delos. Delos is a sacred island and the reason for that is Zeus. Leto was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of Coeus andContinue reading “Delos – 1”

Samos – 5

This is the fifth of five short pieces about my recent visit to the island of Samos in the Aegean Islands. Samos is only about two miles from the Turkish coast but is definitely part of Greece. The picture was taken by me and is of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called The Heraion onContinue reading “Samos – 5”

Samos – 4

This is the fourth of five short pieces about my recent visit to the island of Samos in the Aegean Islands. Samos is only about two miles from the Turkish coast but is definitely part of Greece. The picture was taken by me and is of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called The Heraion onContinue reading “Samos – 4”

Samos – 3

This is the third of five short pieces about my recent visit to the island of Samos in the Aegean Islands. Samos is only about two miles from the Turkish coast but is definitely part of Greece. The picture was taken by me and is of the interior of a church which is found insideContinue reading “Samos – 3”

Avignon

Sur le Pont d’Avignon On y danse, On y danse Sur le Pont d’Avignon On y danse tous en rond On the bridge of Avignon We all dance there, we all dance there On the bridge of Avignon We all dance there in a ring “Sur le Pont d’Avignon” is a song about the PontContinue reading “Avignon”

Stirling prize 2017 shortlist: from a cool crowdfunded pier to a giant hole in the ground

The biggest truck-lift in Europe, built by Richard Rogers for the British Museum, is vying with a gloriously ungaudy pier and a Glasgow tower that thinks it’s a town. Read our critic’s take on the full shortlist here