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The Art of the Brick: a lego art mash-up

I seem to have found myself on Brick Lane three Saturdays in a row. Not deliberately of course, but things like that seem to happen when you live in London; in this wide expanse of city you keep returning to the same familiar spots without thinking. After walking past the ‘Art of the Brick’ three […]

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Travel

Brick Bay – art and wine in one

I personally think Brick Bay is one of the coolest spots in Kiwi land. It is a vineyard just a little further along the road from Matakana, and not only is it a good spot to drink a few glasses and try one if their cheese boards but it also has a very cool art […]

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Travel

The Wallace Collection, Auckland’s hidden gallery

My trip to New Zealand wasn’t all about cafes*, I also went to the Wallace Collection. The Wallace collection is a private collection by Sir James Wallace that has been put on display in the beautiful surroundings of the Pah Homestead. Wallace has so far managed to accumulate over 5000 works of art , so it is […]

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Runawaykiwi rants about the Louvre

One of my main dreams about going back to Paris was to spend more time at the Louvre. I had been a couple of times before and had done the mad dash just to see the highlights. This time I wanted to take my time and breath it all in, I wanted to enjoy and […]

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Travel

Paris wasn’t just art galleries and food, I also saw some old stuff: The Panthéon

As a Kiwi I have a certain fascination with grand old buildings. I mean, all we have is the Auckland Museum and that was opened in 1929, compare that to the Panthéon in Paris which was finished in 1790 and there is really no comparison. The Panthéon in Paris was originally intended as a Church to honour […]

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And finally she stops talking about food and finds some art – Musee d’Orsay

I freakin love this museum. I would have its babies if it asked. Even if the Musee d’Orsay didn’t house my favourite Van Gogh I would still think its pretty neat. The Musee d’Orsay is in one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris, an old railway station on the banks of the Seine. It’s a perfect museum […]

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