Dresden

Back in November 2015, Alexej and I went for a short trip to Dresden and Berlin. I’ve been meaning to write about our trip since then, but other things seem to get in the way. If you can't already tell, we're committed music fans (or at least Alexej is, and I tag along) so we had planned the trip to coincide with the German band Tocotronic playing in Dresden. Within Germany, Dresden is well-known for its art, outside of Germany, our associations with the city for most people, including myself, is its destruction during the Second World War. Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is perhaps the most famous English-language literature set in Dresden. It was an odd coincidence that Tocotronic shou

November's inspiration

I’m a bit late with this post since Alexej and I were in Venice last weekend to see the Biennale. It was an amazing but tiring experience. Venice We flew Saturday morning and started off with the national pavilions in the Giardini. On Sunday, we had a full day of viewing the exhibitions, including all of the Arsenale, and the rest of the national pavilions. There was a lot of interesting work in rest of the Arsenale, and lots of my favourite works were in the Pavilion of the Earth and the Pavilion of Traditions. On Monday, we took a vaporetto out to the island of Cimitero di San Michele. If you’ve read my other posts, you’ll know that I’m fascinated by cemeteries. Photos aren’t allowed on th

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