Author Estella Shardlow

Art The Avenue, Sydenham Camille Pissarro 1871, © The National Gallery, London
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The National Gallery’s latest exhibition shines the spotlight on a lesser-known hero of the Impressionist…

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“Here we are, in the middle of nowhere. It seemed a bit of an exaggeration: while the deserted street in Rio’s Gávea district was admittedly poles apart from the bustling sands of Copacabana and Ipanema, it was hardly a total backwater…”

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“It began with discs of black truffle on potato and celeriac …” Estella spends a day (and a bit) in Bruges, dining on more than – but certainly not omitting – beer and chocolate…

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“I was meant to be writing about all the things there are to see in Iguazu, Brazil, beyond the famous waterfalls. However, when I arrived I immediately realised that this plan was doomed to fail.”