Tag Archive: england


New painting, oil on canvas. 120 x 180 cm

A few years ago I visited the northern part of England. Near Adrian Wall. This painting is the result of sketches I made and pictures I took.

In the summer I visited Lisbon. And just two weeks ago I returned from Cumbria, Great Britain. I showed you some pictures of both regions.

During my visit to England, I watched not only the BBC news, but also BBC Alba. Alba is an ancient name for Scotland. And I saw, and heard, a lot of Gealic. And didn’t understood one word. My roommate was half Scottish, but he had the same problem. Not one word.

But how we loved that language!

Although it sounds rather ridiculousness, I really think there are links between Gaelic music and the Portugese Fado. Sang from the heart. The “pain”,  The rythm. The…

Amalia Rodrigues, Dulce Pontes, Kathleen MacInnes, Julie Fowlis,  Portugal, Scotland, Braga, Alba.

England, back to school!

Last week I visited England, with a few collegues. For a whole week we went back to school. To improve our English and to learn new skills which we can implant in our teaching. Hard work and we only had two times the opportunity to visit the country a little.

I didn’t take my camera with me, so these pictures were taken with my cell.