Talk by Stuart Laing on Tippu Tip

I had planned to go to listen to Stuart Laing talk about Tippu Tip at SOAS London. It turned out to be a full day for me of, amongst other things, an East African experience. Passing through the British Museum on my way to a talk at SOAS; Zanzibari artefacts seemed to call out ‘ look at me’.

British Museum - Kofia mens cap - Zanzibari Kofia mens cap
British Museum – Kofia mens cap – Zanzibar

One was very familiar as the Continue reading “Talk by Stuart Laing on Tippu Tip”

A flying visit to Isfahan in Iran

With some spare time I made a quick visit to Isfahan in Iran .

Isfahans - Jameh Mosque - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque - Shah Mosque
Visit to Isfahan in Iran – Jameh Mosque – Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque – Shah Mosque

Landing in Shahid Beheshti International Airport at Isfahan it was obvious Continue reading “A flying visit to Isfahan in Iran”

Pilgrimage to Walsingham with Jasper Jacob

East of King’s Lynn we travelled along the coast

King's Lynn Town Hall and Trinity Guildhall
King’s Lynn Town Hall and Trinity Guildhall

which leads to numerous Continue reading “Pilgrimage to Walsingham with Jasper Jacob”

Cambridge and King’s Lynn England

After all the snow and freezing weather, it was great to travel up to Cambridge and King’s Lynn.

Kettles Yard Cambridge
Kettle’s Yard Cambridge

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