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  1. whisperinggums

    Did you know how much I love Simone Martini? And yet, all you showed was the LABEL, the LABEL! Where is the picture? I want to see the little boy being naughty.

    As for that Freudian picture, I will let you clever young ones take a STAB at that!

  2. Vaala

    Hahaha! That Helen of Troy painting is classic! I love art galleries…have a tendency to loose myself in them and the worlds they create.

  3. Kath Lockett

    Beautiful photos and Helen of Troy (and your description of her) is utterly brilliant!

  4. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    hehe love your tour of art galleries and that was what I thought when I saw your picture of Helen of Troy. She looks very petulant indeed! Gotta love a wall of chocolate really. Why don’t art galleries have edible installations?

  5. Carrying On

    For what its worth, I actually dont think you have to be PC about the statue. Clearly it is about the bond between mother and child as that is clearly a woman. Gender specificity does not have to be the devil. Run with Mother. It is a superb statue and definitely made the trip out of the house with a dreadful cold worthwhile.

  6. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Wow. Helen of Troy is petulant with a capital P!
    “Like, and then they stuck this stupid pink flower in my hair.. my RED hair, don’t they know red and pink are like totally munted together? God!”
    Maybe those thousand ships launched to get away from her.

    Love Jesus’ excuse. I’m totally stealing that one. Maybe I won’t try and use it on my Dad, though.

  7. Hannah

    Whisperringgums: You know, I think that’s the only time I didn’t take a photo of both the sign and the painting! Also, I was tossing up between “stab” and “whack” 😛

    Vaala: It is wonderful how art can transport us away from our everyday lives, isn’t it?

    Kath: Thank you! I just call it like I see it 😛

    Lorraine: Maybe because they know people like me would eat them? 😀

    Carrying On: Am so glad you enjoyed that day despite your lack of wellness! And because I like you so much, I’m attributing my awful cold to the coughing Swiss girl at my Liverpool hostel, not to you.

    Conor: Hahaha! And now I can’t help thinking of Paris as some sort of terribly emo boy painting his fingernails black…

  8. croquecamille

    Now that’s what I call a chocolate display!

  9. Hannah

    Camille: I did my little happy dance when I saw that wall of chocolate. And you better believe I *scoured* it for the chocolate makers you wanted, but to no avail 🙁 However, I did pick something up for you – it’s not a fancy-schmancy artisan American chocolate, and I haven’t tried it myself, so it could be a dud… but it’ll be your dud! 😀

  10. theresa

    I’m glad to see a grocery store photo still made it into this post, despite the explanation at the beginning. And total l-o-l at the Jesus story.

  11. Hannah

    Theresa: Whoops, I couldn’t help myself, could I? 😀

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  13. Hannah

    Camille: That’s what I like to hear!

  14. Amber Shea (Almost Vegan)

    Great selection of interesting art! Jesus’ “excuse” made me laugh, and I especially love that mirror case.

  15. Hannah

    Amber: Thank you! And I’m glad there’s at least one other vote for the mirror case 🙂

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  17. Kurt

    You description of Sandys Helen of Troy is brilliant. I get the same impression of a sulky teenager but I love her anyway. She always makes me smile when I see her at the Walker where I often go in my lunch break. She is sure to cheer yet another miserable Liverpool day.

    1. Hannah

      Thank you Kurt! It’s such a thrill when someone finds and comments on a post that I myself have all but forgotten about. And oh, the thought of being able to pop over to the Walker on a lunch break absolutely tears at my travel-yearning heart! Lucky you 🙂