Category Archives: Places

Places: Hermesvilla

Sissi’s hideaway in the Habsburg hunting grounds outside Vienna

Places: Hermesvilla

Sissi’s hideaway in the Habsburg hunting grounds outside Vienna

Places: Schloss Zwickledt

The Austrian manor house where illustrator Alfred Kubin died, 60 years ago today.

Places: Schloss Zwickledt

The Austrian manor house where illustrator Alfred Kubin died, 60 years ago today.

Places: chez Pierre Molinier

The notorious erotomane shut-in’s Bordeaux lair

Places: chez Pierre Molinier

The notorious erotomane shut-in’s Bordeaux lair

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.