The Byzantine mosaics of Osios Loukas, Greece.

Byzantine monastery of Osios Loukas, Greece. It’s been a long time since I first saw images of the mosaics of Osios Loukas in Greece. Of saints in softly gathered robes with their solemnly composed faces, heavy lidded eyes, downturned mouths and combed beards. Of domes covered in fractured gold and the …

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 …