Tag: Winter

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Peaks and Glaciers 2017: paintings, drawings and photographs of the Alps

Explore beautiful mountain imagery at John Mitchell Fine Paintings gallery in London Our sixteenth winter exhibition and accompanying catalogue of Alpine paintings, drawings and vintage photography from the 1850s to the present day is now open and will run until 3rd March. Peaks and Glaciers offers much topographical diversity but, as […]

Winter Woolies (acrylic ink) by Lisa Graa Jensen
Art

8 Sure Signs Winter is Here

There’s no denying the freezing cold weather now; as temperatures continue to plummet across North America and most of Europe, it can only mean one thing… Winter is most definitely here! Officially, the meteorological winter begins on the 1st of December, while the astronomical winter will start this year on […]

LAL295769 British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War by McBride, Angus (1931-2007); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Man and the Moment: Tommy Atkins -- His First Christmas at the Front. British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 415 (27 December 1969).); © Look and Learn; British,  out of copyright
Culture, History

The Christmas Truce of 1914

‘Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht. Alles schläft, einsam wacht’.  Just after dawn on a cold Christmas day in 1914 one of the most extraordinary events of the Great War was to unfold. It began with carol-singing in the trenches and both sides eventually ventured in “no man’s land” to mingle and exchange […]