Pirating History

Walking down Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik, it's easy to picture it as a pirate haven with rum-soaked marauders staggering from the many alleys supported by exotic wenches out to part the buccaneers from their doubloons and pieces of eight.  The image owes much to the climate and the pale stone of all the … Continue reading Pirating History

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Glorious Food?

In the last year I've delivered a lot of training on the subject of the forces that drive change and how organisations respond to those forces. One of the examples that seemed to emerge regularly from those discussions was the way in which the UK has become more of a "foodie" nation. We talked about … Continue reading Glorious Food?

Slav trade (Venezia 9)

The Riva degli Schiavoni is the broad promenade that runs in front of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square, and as a thoroughfare it is usually thronging with visitors so the camera is best pointed out to the water if you wish to minimise their impact as in the shot below taken looking towards Salute. … Continue reading Slav trade (Venezia 9)