Lebanon:  Painting the magnificent Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek

Lebanon:  Painting the magnificent Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek

It seemed Bacchus was with us, escorting us from his temple and whisking us away on his chariot of hedonism and high spirits to winery Chateau Ksara, where we revelled in an evening of delicious food, bountiful wine and generous hospitality!
Moroccan travails

Moroccan travails

Look up 'travail' and you find the phrase, 'creation may travail in pain but it cannot escape its destiny,' which strikes a cord of what this painting-travelling combination of activities is for me.  I arrived in Marrakech with high hopes and headed with false...