Although 23 years have passed since I missed that telephone call, I never forgot the message left on the answering machine. The caller was one of the world’s most successful balladeers. Charlie Landsborough’s voice was unmistakable as he thanked me for the impact my poetry had on him.
Though they’re very real, castles are still the stuff of dreams and legends. From the glories of King Arthur in Camelot to the fairy tales of Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and of course Cinderella, a castle always plays a starring role. Then the castles from our legends found homes in Disney parks all over the world.
In 2018 Laura Young purchased a bust at Goodwill, a second-hand shop in the Texan city of Austin, for just $35 (£28). She photographed it strapped into the passenger seat of her car. An independent antique and vintage dealer, she told media she went into the thrift store ‘hoping to find something cool’.
Mata Hari spent much of her career falsely claiming that she was raised as an Indian temple dancer. In reality, however, she was born Margaretha Zelle on August 7, 1876, and grew up the daughter of a haberdasher in the Dutch town of Leeuwarden.
A Swedish singer has received backlash for removing references to God from a 19th-century hymn that she performed during an annual Christmas season television program.
A Portuguese photographer is wowing the internet with his stunning shots of Polish ballerinas. Using the cityscape as a canvas, since 2019 Carlos Alves has been travelling around the country blending street photography with dance.
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Looking at the sculptures, covered with the thinnest marble veil, one ponders: How to sculpt the thinnest, transparent fabric from a block of solid stone? A truly divine gift of brilliant artists and sculptors allows you to convey in stone the tenderness and…
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,190. It is located approximately 115 km (71 mi) east of Stuttgart, and 145 km (90 mi) northwest of Munich.
An Italian has proved that you do not have to be a migrant to get paid for doing nothing. Here’s a guy who really should go into politics or journalism. Salvatore Garau, a 67-year-old artist from Italy, has mastered the alchemy of turning nothing into gold.
A new high-resolution scan of The Last Supper gives a crystal clear look at the famous painting. Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the finest artists and thinkers of all time. He created works that have endured for centuries, like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, the latter of which is thought to be the greatest depiction of a Biblical scene in all western European art. In it, Jesus and his 12 disciples are eating literally Christ’s last meal, and it was painted as a mural on a wall at a Dominican monastery by the great painter in 1498, in Milan.