Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park

November 4, 2019

Change bus from local bus to Intercity Bus en route to Larnaca.

Time to walk through the sculpture park.

Fleeting visit Ayia Napa International Sculputure Park

October 30, 2019

En route to Larnaca to visit Larnaca International Food Festival, local bus to Ayia Napa, change to Intercity Bus to Larnaca.

Time to alight from local bus, walk through Ayia Napa International Sculputure Park to pick up Intercity Bus to Larnaca.

Pass through Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park

October 19, 2019

Monday of last week, walk through Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park as change bus from local bus to Intercity Buses to Larnaca.

An idiot thinks it OK to drive into the sculpture park on a rented Harley Davidson.

Fleeting visit Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park

October 13, 2019

With about 10-15 minutes to spare changing from local bus to InterCity bus, and luckily bus dropped off at top entrance, time to walk through the sculpture park.

I notice new exhibits since my last visit.

Koda Studios

September 15, 2019

Koda is one of two excellent shops in Paragon Arcade, the other Two Gingers.

The furniture in Koda from beautifully crafted from large blocks of wood.

I would suggest add Drift and a Japanese syphon on show and of course V60. On the walls frame art from from local artists.

I was reminded of 101 Coffee Espresso Bar in Jericho in Oxford and Makushsi half way up Steep Hill in Lincoln where they have tables from large pieces of wood.

Strange though how creative people can be so clueless on use of social media. Links to Instagram on twitter no pictures, businesses card mentions social media but no account shown.

We need to fill our world with fewer but better designed things, that last, that are pleasing to the eye and to the touch, style over fashion. And if we are ethical, not only not post what we do on Instagram, but not encourage others to use Instagram.

Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park

June 7, 2019

Ten minutes whilst wait between local bus and InterCity bus to Larnaca, time for a brief walk through the Sculpture Park.

Each time I visit I notice new pieces.

Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park

May 27, 2019

Fifteen minutes wait whilst change from local bus to InterCity bus.

Time for a brief walk through Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park.

A couple of brain-dead pig-ignorant Russian tourists who think OK to climb onto sculptures for selfies. When told to get off, they ask why. When they refused I offered to call the police.

Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park

May 23, 2019

En route to Larnaca, fifteen minutes to spare whilst waiting for InterCity bus, time for a brief wander around the International Sculpture Park.

Very very hot. So hot, my phone hot in my hand.

I noticed additions since my last visit.

Located on a hillside overlooking the sea.

Soho Coffee House Berlin

May 10, 2019

It is not every coffee shop walk in and find a Damien Hirst on the wall.

What is next noticed is the vast open space various stalls. Clothes, music, books, and coffee and food.

Coffee was excellent, as was the food.

I had my eye on a cake, but had gone when I tried again.

The magazines on offer, some interesting, too many glossy trash. I suggested a few titles they may wish to stock, Standart, Drift, On Nom, Caboodle.

Easter in Sheffield

April 17, 2019

Easter very late this year, very warm and sunny.

Last weekend, Palm Sunday, cold and wintry. Today warm and sunny. By the weekend, Easter Weekend, maybe 25C.

A detour to Sheffield BID outside the Winter Garden.

Sheffield BID a breath of fresh air compared with Experience Guildford or Lincoln BIG. They have a shop, are helpful, actually interact with public.

I picked up a couple of guides to indie scene oin Sheffield.

They also kindly gsvr mea msap snf pitrf my in the direction for Union St.

I walked through the Winter Garden.

An amazing open covered space, claimed to be the largest covered glass space in a city centre.

Very disappointed at Union St. Third time unlucky, previous occasions Taiwanese pop up finished serving, today not there. The Friday guy, wraps, only not wraps, ….

…. Italaion junk food. Not good.

Again directions, this timer for Upshot. I would have taken a bus, but possible to walk.

I looked in on Tamper Westfield Terrace, carried on, past Sheffield University and found Upshot.

Disappointed Sam head barista and owner not there.

Guest coffees. Today Maude and Girls who Grind. On sale Standart, which is useful to know.

Reading materiel Standart, Route 57 and Coffee Shop North.

Route 57 is an anthologuyo of essasy, poetry and art from staff and students at Sheffeild Universtty.

It is exceelngt when coffee shops suport local publication.

Kiosk in York often has local publications.

I was pleased I was also able to find latest isse of Now Then as s far little luck.

Cappuccino, a Brazilian blend from Girls who Grind.

I caught abud No 120 on the way, alighted stop begore ewsfiled Terrace and caught Tamper WEsfiled Terrace before they closed. They clsoe at four, though on the door it says 4[-3p0.

— to be continued —