Falling off a ladder….

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is an unlikely subject for an oil painting. But there is such a painting (see left), about the accident which befell one of the most famous Andalucian painters, the Baroque master, Bartolome Murillo. The painting shows a prone Murillo being … Continue reading

Money changes hands….

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No, not financial corruption, nor even off-shore tax havens, but a post about an increasing feature on some of central London’s main thoroughfares. The rather grand buildings, usually formerly banking houses, or the prestige branches of banks, which are now … Continue reading

Benamahoma to El Bosque

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Benamahoma is one of the pretty mountain pueblos blancos of Andalucia. It is old, going back to Roman times and clings to the side of the mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema, beneath the Labradillo range. Goats graze, bells ringing on the grassy … Continue reading