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Henry Moore at Perry Green

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: Henry Moore's Large Reclining figure in bronze; Bottom left: Henry Moore's house, Hoglands
 
I love seeing sculptures outdoor, and one of my favourite sculpture parks is the Hakone open-air museum near Mount Fuji in Japan, where you would find over 100 sculptures by masters like Picasso, Rodin, Miro and Moore etc [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Nature, Art, Gardens & parks, British art, British heritage, Sculptures, Britain and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, nature, heritage, British art, sculptures, Henry Moore, sculpture park


Hampshire's heritage railway line

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Toothpicker

No, I am not a trainspotter! Sadly, I don't have the knowledgeable nor am I geeky enough to be one. However, I have always loved trains, especially the heritage ones and whenever possible, I would choose trains over planes as a mode of transport. I think it is a shame that many [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Architectural conservation, Transport, British heritage, Britain and was tagged with British design, heritage, Architectural conservation, Hampshire, trains


Winchester - England's ancient capital

Posted on August 16, 2014 by Toothpicker

Winchester Cathedral
 
It is so easy for us Londoners to be absorbed in our lifestyle and become London-centric. We forget that London is not the centre of the world and there is 'life' beyond the city. Sometimes I am shocked to hear that many foreigners who move to London for work have [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Architecture, Travel, Gardens & parks, British heritage, Britain and was tagged with Food & dining, architecture, gardens, heritage, Winchester


Charles Holden goes west

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Toothpicker

Sudbury Town understand station
 
Last year, I attended an architectural walk organised by London transport museum to explore English architect, Charles Holden's iconic art deco underground stations (click here to read the blog entry) on the north east end of the Piccadilly Line. This year, I attended another walk (which was also [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British design, Hiking & walking, Architectural conservation, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Transport, British heritage and was tagged with London, walks, British design, heritage, London transport museum, Charles Holden, art deco architecture


Help save Smithfield market!

Posted on July 4, 2014 by Toothpicker

The beautiful interior of Smithfield general market
 
I never intended to use this blog to advocate for a cause or an issue, but the more I write, the more I realised that there are many issues that matter to me (and to many others) and I simply cannot ignore them. I feel [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Social issues, Architectural conservation, British heritage and was tagged with London, heritage, Smithfield market


A very special Christmas retreat

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Recently a few people have asked me this question: "Why do you continue to go to these meditation retreats?" My answer is simple: I need to get away from the city, work, stress and reconnect with nature and myself. Retreats help me to detox my body and mind, when you are cut [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Nature, Buddhism & meditation, Eco living & sustainability, Hiking & walking, British heritage, Britain and was tagged with walks, meditation, nature, Buddhism, eco living, heritage, Devon, retreats, Christmas


Open House weekend 2013

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

The magnificent ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens in the hall in 1636 at the Banqueting House
 
As an architecture lover ( I wanted to be an architect when I was a kid, because Lego was my obsession at the time), the Open House weekend has always been one of my [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Modernist & Art Deco, British heritage and was tagged with London, architecture, open house, heritage, art deco architecture


Charles Holden's iconic underground stations

Posted on July 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

Arnos Grove station designed in 1929 and opened in 1932
 
Most Londoners have a love/ hate relationship with the Tube/ underground. While it can be efficient and convenient on some good days, it can also be crowded, hot, disruptive with long delays on many bad days and most of us seem to experience [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British design, Architectural conservation, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Transport, British heritage and was tagged with London, architecture, walks, heritage, London transport museum, Charles Holden, art deco architecture


Hong Kong's heritage: Béthanie

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
When I used to live in Hong Kong many years ago, I never bothered to explore the city ( partly because I was working most of the time), but in recent years, I am more determined to look for unusual sights that are off the beaten track. Recently I found out about [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel and was tagged with Hong Kong, Colonial architecture, heritage


Open house weekend 2012

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

King's College, The Maughan Library
 
I have always looked forward to the annual Open house weekend in London, last year, I managed to book and visit some amazing places like the Lancaster House, Commonwealth Institute ( before the renovation to turn it into the new Design Museum) and the Oak room at [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Modernist & Art Deco, British heritage and was tagged with London, architecture, open house, heritage, modernist architecture, social housing


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