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About wideeyeswanderer

I love travel, new people and learning about many things

We are all clay

This stunning little pop-up sculpture appeared today (22 Nov 2015) on a stone seat next to the Thames. Its tiny, but very moving – read the words! Who is the artist? Hints welcome. Here are the words These figures are … Continue reading

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Annual ceremony for blessing the river Thames

Each year to celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of Christ (11 Jan this year) two ancient London churches meet in procession in the middle of London Bridge to bless the river Thames. From the South comes a procession from … Continue reading

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Ethio-funking the night away – Krar Collective and Akale Wube

Five white guys from Paris playing Ethiopian sounds? If it sounds unlikely, you better check Akalé Wubé. The project was launched in October 2008 as the brainchild of producer Francis Falceto, who created the amazing “Ethiopiques” series of albums. The … Continue reading

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My night with Hugh Masekela and Zahara – Windhoek Jazz Festival

26 October 2013, WINDHOEK, Hage Geingob rugby stadium. Amazing night of brilliant music. If you have ever heard South Africa’s Zahara, I don’t need to tell you that there is a global star in the making. Her sound seems to … Continue reading

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Baku live music – findings so far

Apart from that night of magic, what else have I enjoyed in Baku? As usual the search for live music has produced the best evenings. On Saturday i made it tired to Baku Jazz Centre and decided the cool and … Continue reading

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Baku Restaurants – What do I recommend?

Baku Restaurants – What do I recommend? Tosca by the seafront boulevard has been sublime both times I have been there, from thin crust pizzas fresh from an oven to risotto and unforgettable salad combinations, eased and delighted with dancing … Continue reading

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Baku delights

With deft painter touches, the slightly sterile grand architecture was springing in shadows, uplifts, mystery, blazes of light and the velvet night overlooking. A crowd of street sweepers, night wanderers and me gathered spellbound at the last two of a … Continue reading

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