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Kolonaki, Athens

View from Lycabettus

[I wrote this for my Nat Geo Traveller article on Athens Neighbourhoods, but in the end only three of the four sections were published.] When the plans for the new capital were drawn in the 1830s, speculation about the position of the palace was rife and plots of land changed hands on hearsay and gossip. […]

List of celebrities who died in 2016

My Bowie records

… and worth knowing about. Lemmy! OK he died in late 2015 but he set the trend and was buried in 2016! ­ ­­– age 70 JANUARY 04 – Robert Stigwood, age 81 10 – Much much lamented David Bowie, age 69 14 – Alan Rickman, age 69 28 – Should’ve mourned him more, but […]