A special gallery in London’s Kew Gardens allows the visitor to travel the world via the 800-plus detailed paintings of Marianne North, Victorian-era adventurer and botanical artist.
From the towering sweet treats of Athens to the place where rituals saw young girls become fierce bears — there is much to explore on this day trip.
Of all the places to be right now, picking your way between sculptures in the French countryside, with a glass of wine to finish, sounds ideal.
A public monument, a place of memory and a crumbling testament to how far we’ve come. A centuries old church in windy Suffolk, England, is a world away.
At the beginning of 2020, author John Willsteed had plans to revisit Barcelona’s towering Gaudí cathedral. He’s still planning and dreaming of its scale and detail.
A queen with a reputation for scandal, Marie Antoinette enjoyed her private spaces with a small circle of friends. A mirrored room kept the judgments of the outside world at bay.
As a concert pianist, Scott Davie has been searching for the spirit of Chopin since his teens. It’s taken him to Paris and Majorca and channeled tantalising notes through time.
Stuttgart flies under the radar as a tourist destination but it is a treasure trove of Expressionist art and works that exemplify post-war modernity.
In this instalment of our fantasy art travel series, Jen Webb yearns to revisit London, a special aunt and a very big arachnid.
The first Duke of Montagu was a a Francophile through and through. After spending time with Louis XIV, he dreamed of a Versailles of his own.