The Lod Roman Mosaic

The Lod Roman mosaic – on tour The Lod Roman Mosaic is on display at Waddesdon Manor until November 2, 2014. Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and if it involves driving half way across England to see a Roman mosaic, then so be it. The Lod …

The mosaic of St Dimitrios of Thessaloniki…

…and a curious coincidence Coincidences are fun. Their unlikeliness – the meeting of an old school friend on a hiking trail in Papua New Guinea or realising your fiancé also took the 7.13 to Paddington from Brighton every day in 1982 – is so delightfully impossible that it seems charged with …

Summer 2014: visiting mosaic sites.

The time has come. Summer again. Summer, summer and more summer, on and on and on. Beaches, yes. Travel, yes. Visiting family, yes. Packing, unpacking, repacking, forgetting things, going back to get them, yes. The odd novel, if I’m lucky, yes. Making mosaics, no. You might detect a note of resignation. …

The Rotunda mosaics, Thessaloniki, Greece.

I don’t want to get carried away, but I think the Rotunda mosaics in Thessaloniki, Greece, might be it. It as in the beginning. Not the beginning of mosaics as we know them (that happened elsewhere and early examples can be seen down the road at Pella), not even the beginning …