Look on my works, ye mighty

Look on my works, ye mighty

Is it wrong to quote Shelley when writing about a visit to France? I’ll admit when I saw the Obelisk of Luxor at the Place de la Concorde, the poem “Ozymandias” was the first thought that occurred to me. It refers to Ramesses II, and was written at the time that the British Museum had … Read More

Evening on the Limmat

Evening on the Limmat

The Limmat runs through Zurich’s Aldstadt — the Old City where many of the famous landmarks are. I took this standing on the Rathausbrücke (apparently rat means ‘council’ — dislike for politicians is everywhere), facing down towards the Zürichsee (I love the German names for things in Switzerland). On either side , you can see the great cathedrals … Read More