One of the best known proponents of De Stijl’s ideals, and a founding member, was Piet Mondrian. He moved to New York City in 1940, where he is buried in the Cypress Hills Cemetery. Victory Boogie Woogie, the unfinished painting that is regarded as his masterpiece, is now displayed at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.
At the corner of the park stand a couple of police officers on crowd control duty. Normally my eyes would be drawn to the bright yellow of their high visibility vests. But it’s their black Stetsons and shades that make me do a double take.
The creation is the work of Niels van Swaemen and Kasper van Leek, the talented street artists and designers behind Studio Giftig. It was unveiled in the spring of 2016. Locals are proud that John Cleese visited Eindhoven to declare the tunnel open. One end depicts a grinning Cleese as he looked back in 1970, when the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch was initially broadcast.
Rolling into the Canadian city of Kamloops marked the end the first day of a scenic journey from Vancouver to Banff aboard the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train. As we neared the city of 90,000 people — which, by area, is one of the largest municipalities in Canada — a member of the train’s guest experience...
The ladies of Amersfoort saved the city with beer...The ladies, who did most of the brewing in those days, decided to empty kettles with boiling hot beer from the city gates onto the ice. The result? The ice melted, the catapult sank, the army drowned. Hurray for our women!
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths runs until 29 August 2017 at the British Library. The exhibition contextualises the events that forced Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate and led to the establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922.
"Through projections on, in and outside the cube, with historic fragments and sound bites of New York in the 1940s, visitors are given a view inside the artist’s head," says Paul Baltus, the director of the Mondriaanhuis.
A good, traditional restaurant is called Nirob (13/2 Nazimuddin Road, Dhaka 1211). It means ‘silence’ in Bengali. You will be lost in silence while you are having the food because it is so delicious!
Icy wind whips across the hill topped by the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in northern France. I crouch by the monument to zip up my coat, knowing that a century ago it was hot shrapnel rather than cold air ripping across this ridge overlooking the Douai Plain. The discomfort that I’m feeling is temporary. In...
At Mile Castle 39 we were fortunate enough to see a newly born lamb take its first tottering steps. With the umbilical cord still dangling from its belly, the minutes’ old lamb was led out of the 1,900-year-old historic site by the ewe that had given birth.