Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Florence

"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)



"Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case."

(Fyodor Dostoyevsky)


Friday, 17 June 2016

Southwold, Walberswick and Aldburgh

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

(Albert Einstein)













"When I see a white sheet of paper, I feel I've got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything."

(Ellsworth Kelly) 

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Flatford and Pin Mill

"There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may,- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."

(John Constable)











"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

(Pablo Picasso)

Monday, 2 May 2016

Florence

"Children are living beings-more than grown-up people who have built shells around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love."

(Rabindranath Tagore)



"One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun."

(Jane Goodall)

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Amsterdam

"Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town."

(James Weldon Johnson)

























"In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. Throughout the city there as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a gypsy's bronzed arm."

(Felix Marti-Ibanez)

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Tulips

"Like Tulip-beds of different shape and dyes,
Bending beneath the invisible west-wind's sighs."

(Thomas Moore)





"How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with new born vigour!"

(Colette)

Thursday, 4 February 2016

London

"And marbled clouds go scudding by
The many-steepled London sky."

(John Betjeman)







"I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity?"

(Charlotte Bronte)

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Seville

"For one person who likes Spain there are a dozen who prefer books on her."

(Earnest Hemingway)





















"I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain."

(George Orwell)