Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Giacomo Costa

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Today 3 weeks of Indian warmth and sunshine have been replaced by grey, wet and cold Hackney. As I gazed out the kitchen window this morning, onto my mid-winter garden. I was reminded of this work, I saw at the Venice Bienale earlier in the Autumn. Even the in dullness of December the urban garden has a certain beauty. Perhaps Giacomo Costa wanted to portray this in his 'Private Garden' an installation of 24 lightboxes. Placed on 2 rows opposite each other creating an alley with a glowing etherial allure.

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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The Juna Mahal Palace

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I am visiting this amazing palace for the second time this year, and I can't believe I didn't get round to blogging it yet. It is breath taking, 9 stories high over 700 years old in parts, and best of all no tourists, today my parents and I were there alone, it was divine.

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and to crown it all a visit to the adjacent Udai Bilas Palace hotel is a necesity

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Friday, 11 December 2009

PINOCCHIO

Now showing at the Chickenshed Theatre untill Jan 16