Thought i would show this as it is just a nice painting of countryside perhaps over romanticised but none the less a pleasant Painting.
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Have a look at this link here if you are interested! This may only be of interest to people in Portsmouth and surrounding areas but I am sure the same sort of things go on elsewhere.
First Portsmouth always has these grand schemes, the last one being was that it wanted to be a Capital of Culture All well and good but it cannot get the showing of Paintings right or exhibition space as the third floor in the central Library shows. It has been neglected of late and there was a time when there were decent shows there but the curator left and her replacement seems to be keeping a low profile.
With regard to the Library I notice that as from February they are reducing opening Hours and closing at 5 every night!
The pyramids down at Southsea is under threat of closure now that could be a excellent cultural centre but it is not in the centre of Portsmouth so that idea is a none starter.
Going back to the centre of Portsmouth, remember the Art Gallery on the Guildhall space right at the entrance of The Guildhall square? Well that closed as well.
Now they want to move out of the present Library and Museum and go into a purpose built centre holding both Museum stuff and Library!
So they want to be a Capital of Culture?
I somehow do not think so.
Well hows that for a rant!
Today a quick visit up to London. It seemed a bit quiter a bit more subdued but maybe that is just me and it being winter.
I always like the view from here !
A forelorn looking seagull!
Big Ben is 150 years old this year.
Time for a Van Gogh. This of course is Starry Night, the swirling stars !
Somtimes you can over analysis things and forget what it is you are meant to be enjoying looking at !