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Alastair Evans

The Sistine Chapel Without The Crowds: An In-Depth Guide

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Alone In The Sistine Chapel Without The Crowds

Bodies twist, tumble and collide. Directly above me, mankind’s first father is on the cusp of life. Light is birthed from darkness as the sun and the moon rise for the first time. Paradise ends and floods soak the earth. It is a complex, messy, beautiful scene. And there wasn’t a fancy pack in sight. It was 8.13am and aside … Read More

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How To Visit Monet’s Garden After Hours

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Monet's Garden An After Hours Tour

“Avez-vous votre billet?” asked the guard. It was 5.54pm and Monet’s Garden in Giverny was about to close. I fished into my pocket and handed him my ticket which the same guard had given me 20 minutes earlier. The crowds were quickly fading and a soft, luminous haze was descending on the garden returning it to the same lighting conditions … Read More

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How To Eat Michelin Star Food For Pennies In Paris

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Le 28 Ecole Gregoire Ferrandi Hostelry Restaurant

First came the starter, a quail and foie gras salad with grape chutney. This was followed by rolled fillet of sole with spinach and ricotta stuffed conchiglie in a Floc de Gascogne sauce. The wine arrived to accompany the main course, then cheese. We wrapped things up with a Williams pear poached in red wine with pear sorbet and finally … Read More