Category Archives: Places

Places: Lamorna

The Cornish village where writer and artist Ithell Colquhoun lived and worked (and died)

Places: Lamorna

The Cornish village where writer and artist Ithell Colquhoun lived and worked (and died)

Places: Sissi and Fanny’s Corfu

The adjacent hillside retreats of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and “bohemian countess” Franziska zu Reventlow

Places: Sissi and Fanny’s Corfu

The adjacent hillside retreats of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and “bohemian countess” Franziska zu Reventlow

Places: Nevill Holt

The birthplace and childhood home of Nancy Cunard

Places: Nevill Holt

The birthplace and childhood home of Nancy Cunard

Places: a Turin trinity

A stroll through good and evil, light and shadow, life and death, genius and madness, heaven and hell.

Places: a Turin trinity

A stroll through good and evil, light and shadow, life and death, genius and madness, heaven and hell.

Places: Muskauer Park

A visit to the estate of Romantic-era polymath Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

Places: Muskauer Park

A visit to the estate of Romantic-era polymath Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

Places: Architektenhaus

A major pre-Dada event, 100 years ago today

Places: Architektenhaus

A major pre-Dada event, 100 years ago today

Places: Crowley’s Berlin

The Great Beast witnesses the Weimar twilight

Places: Crowley’s Berlin

The Great Beast witnesses the Weimar twilight

Places: Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center

The siblings travel to Athens in search of the glory that was (and is) Greece

Places: Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center

The siblings travel to Athens in search of the glory that was (and is) Greece

Places: Tredegar House

In search of the irreverent Evan Morgan

Places: Tredegar House

In search of the irreverent Evan Morgan

Places: Clifton

In search of the Reverend Montague Summers

Places: Clifton

In search of the Reverend Montague Summers

Places: Casa Grande

100 years since the death of artist and lifestyle pioneer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Places: Casa Grande

100 years since the death of artist and lifestyle pioneer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Places: Nollendorfplatz

The birth of arthouse cinema, 100 years ago today

Places: Nollendorfplatz

The birth of arthouse cinema, 100 years ago today

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Places: Quinta da Regaleira

It is the hill-hugging grounds which make this place so special. Stepping through the ornate portal, visitors find themselves in a miraculous micronation of evocative follies, a garden refuge out of the dream of a precocious child.

Places: Quinta da Regaleira

It is the hill-hugging grounds which make this place so special. Stepping through the ornate portal, visitors find themselves in a miraculous micronation of evocative follies, a garden refuge out of the dream of a precocious child.

Places: Schleißheim

Complaining about the lack of conventional narrative in Last Year at Marienbad is like standing in front of a Pollock and asking where the basket of fruit is.

Places: Schleißheim

Complaining about the lack of conventional narrative in Last Year at Marienbad is like standing in front of a Pollock and asking where the basket of fruit is.

Places: 1466 N Kings Road

If you’re quick (and rich, and ready to resettle) you can pick up one of the most illustrious settings in the history of experimental film, the location of Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 film Meshes of the Afternoon.

Places: 1466 N Kings Road

If you’re quick (and rich, and ready to resettle) you can pick up one of the most illustrious settings in the history of experimental film, the location of Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 film Meshes of the Afternoon.

Places: Grand Hotel et des Palmes

There is something weirdly moving about this meticulous list of drugs with names like Saturnian moons (“Phanodorme”, “Veronidin”, “Sonéryl”), recorded along with their effects (“slept 12¼ hours”, “euphoria all day”, “confused euphoria”).

Places: Grand Hotel et des Palmes

There is something weirdly moving about this meticulous list of drugs with names like Saturnian moons (“Phanodorme”, “Veronidin”, “Sonéryl”), recorded along with their effects (“slept 12¼ hours”, “euphoria all day”, “confused euphoria”).

Places: Palais Rose, Le Vésinet

Montesquiou first laid eyes on the house in 1908 and announced that he would die if it were not his the following day. Well, it took two days to secure a sale agreement but the silly old drama queen somehow managed to cling to life.

Places: Palais Rose, Le Vésinet

Montesquiou first laid eyes on the house in 1908 and announced that he would die if it were not his the following day. Well, it took two days to secure a sale agreement but the silly old drama queen somehow managed to cling to life.