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Jean-Michel Jarre, Mariage de Princier

High on Oxygène: Jean-Michel Jarre en Monaco

After a few days of scandal and gossip that spread, like an epidemic, from the boutiques of Monaco to the pages of Mail Online, Charlene said “I do” and the...

Cheryl Cole

We Have a Chest: Cheryl Cole hits Cannes

  It’s true that you’ve never got your camera to hand when you really want one, and I kicked myself earlier in the week as I happened upon DeNiro, Jude...

welIndia

Welcome to India

“What’s that smell?” I asked my neighbour as the airgate connected to our plane, and local air seeped into the cabin. We’d struck up conversation during the closing credits of True...

Pedestrians, India

Notes from a Lay Bye: Road travel in India

Yup – that’s how they spell it. “Lay Bye”.  Local interpretations of the Indian Highway Code are a source of much-needed mirth at moments of stress. When you’re on any...

Fountain, Louvre

Fountains, frozen, the Louvre Paris

And not a drop to drink… This edit was inspired by an extremely severe bout of winter flu during which I lay parched and feverish with my tongue stuck to...

Love is in the air

Love is…in the air

Moments before swooping to their roosts as the sun set on 2010, the last starling murmuration of 2010 formed a heart that beat twice before dispersing into the evening air....

Secret Santas, Sorrento

Santas’ Secrets: caption competition

At first glance, two jolly old Santas climbing a wall above Sorrento’s night market.  Closer reading of the image poses some interesting questions: why are they wearing those tiny (and...

When the Moon Hits your Eye

When the Moon Hits Your Eye

To mark the unusual (every half-century or so) occasion of a total eclipse falling on the Winter Solstice. The chances of your reading this and seeing another are relatively slim;...

Grace Kelly, the Monaco Years

Full of … Grace

Grace Kelly – The Monaco Years, an exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of her death, eclipsed attempts by all others to do the same, which was, of course, the point....

Place Magenta, Nice

A little drop…of belle epoque

Although the Carré d’Or lacks the almost medieval charm of Vieux Nice, its turn of the (19th) century architecture has its own appeal. At left, the Boulangerie Multari, a chain...

 
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