Author Archives: adwonder

Exo-planets at home or the consequences of washing a pan

I’m not sure how it all started. Perhaps with a fascination for textures, and ochres, possibly spurred by my journey to volcanic Iceland.   Dried earth by Viki crater reminded me of Andy Goldsworthy’s clay walls and I was amazed … Continue reading

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Hokusai says / Hokusai dit

(pour la version française voir plus bas)   The Great Wave of Kanagawa If you haven’t heard of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, you will probably have come across his famous Great Wave of Kanagawa pictured above. Art historian Roger … Continue reading

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Soothing colours – Des couleurs qui appaisent

Autumn, with its low suns and warm, fiery colours, is perhaps my favourite season. York is a perfect place to enjoy it as many majestic trees line the banks of the Ouse. Sometimes, when life’s a bit too much, I … Continue reading

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Hebridean skies

  Where sea and sky merge, Reiningdale, Harris. I’ve just returned from a journey to the Outer Hebrides. Ten days of sunshine, a bit of fog and haze at times, and very little wind. I would like to share a … Continue reading

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Nostalgie de l’Itasy

  S’il est un paysage que j’ai aimé et embrassé de tout mon corps, c’est bien celui de l’Itasy. Je revois encore les pistes rouges de poussière, les immenses lavakas; les collines ornées de roches aux formes arrondies; les cascades … Continue reading

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Voyage à l’ouest des Balkans – A journey through the western Balkans

In April 2014, I travelled south to visit a part of Europe I knew very little about. After landing in Zagreb, I cycled via Bosnia and Herzegovina to Dubrovnik. There, I met with a friend and together we backpacked through … Continue reading

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Kayaking in Scandinavia – Le voyage à l’origine de ce blog

Below are more details about the journey that led me to start this blog. During a four months kayaking adventure in spring 2010, Ruth and I followed the Norwegian coastline from Trondheim to the North Cape, then returned south to … Continue reading

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