Looking for purple in Edinburgh

Earlier this year I went for a walk around Edinburgh. I had one day to explore the city. On the train up I started thinking about Scotland and the colour purple popped into my head. Purple is the colour of the thistle which is the national flower of Scotland. I’m not sure how I knew

Bikers in Florence

Last year we were walking round Florence looking for a specific bridge so my wife could recreate a painting by Henry Holiday called ‘Dante and Beatrice‘. The bridge had a very very narrow pavement and bikes would come hurtling around the corner every few seconds. I decided to use this slightly hazardous situation to try

Bruges red

One of the things I noticed about Bruges was the colour red. So many doors and windows were painted red. Little red touches everywhere. It was quite interesting to see a city take to the colour in this way. I’m not sure I’ve ever noticed anywhere else. It’s almost like its part of the architectural