Hiking the summits of the Schneeberg (2076 m), the most easterly mountain of the Alps of more than 2000 metres altitude.
Crossing the Danube in the steps of Marcus Aurelius to visit to the newly-restored Baroque Garden and Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy, the highly successful general of the Imperial Austrian Army.
Dale Chihuly - Sapphire Star (2010)
Dale Chihuly’s glass artworks again grace Kew Gardens amidst the traditional sedate architecture and the newly-restored dragons on the Great Pagoda of 1762
Olivier Latry, the star organist of Notre-Dame de Paris, woke up the mice in the organ of the Royal Albert Hall at the start of his recital with a fairly short version of Khachaturian’s noisy Sabre Dance but his performance showed clearly which direction the recital was heading. His performance style here could not be further from English cathedral organ playing. There was a touch of the swagger of a fairground organ, certainly the bells and whistles (and tremulants and celeste) of a cinema organ. He brought great emotion to the restricted palette of Beethoven’s Adagio for mechanical clock. And blockbuster performances of the two major pieces at the centre of his recital, JS Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Liszt’s Prelude and Fugue on BACH.
At La tête du chien, Calanche de Piana
Capu Ghineparu (515 m.), Corsica
Calanche de Porto
Riding through the beautiful red rock and pine forest of the Calanches on the west coast of Corsica