Shah Abbas King of the Persians and Pomegranate
There is a major new exhibition Shah Abbas: The Remaking of Iran at the British Museum, London. The exhibition explores seventeenth-century Iran through the reign and legacy of one of its most influential rulers, Shah Abbas I (reigned AD 1587?1629).
My collection of tree bark photos is growing.
After heaviest snow for 18 years, what London needs is cable cars.
My take on the banking crisis:
The Bank of England has just reduced interest rates to 1% in an attempt to boost the economy.
"Please sir, can I have another slice?"
Oliver the musical is back and this new version has Rowan Atkinson as Fagin.
The Old Persons Home by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu
(13 life size sculptures and 13 dynamo electric wheel chairs, The Saatchi Gallery)
Sun Yuan and Peng Yu are two of China's most controversial artists. The Old Persons Home is a satirical models of OAPs looking like old world-leaders, long crippled and impotent, left to battle it out in true geriatric style.