In Yosemite National Park, California a waterfall glows red like lava annually if the weather conditions are right.
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Monday 20 February 2012
Monday 13 June 2011
In a continuing near-40-year protest against the motor boat, rowers crowded the Canal Cannaregio in Venice yesterday to claim the waters for an older form of transport.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Opera has long been renowned for the extravagance of its settings – but few productions can have aimed for so dramatic a backdrop as this new production in Austria. For Italian musician Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier, British director Keith Warner has deployed an enormous sculpted torso, complete with 15ft eyeless head. The set is still several months from completion.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, hangs like a fluorescent curtain over the village of Ersfjordbotn, near Tromso in northern Norway.
Sunday 31 October 2010
Sometimes collective will is just not enough to get a horse first past the post. With the 2,000 Guineas favourite Frankel already tucked safely away for the winter at Warren Place, it was widely expected that his stablemate, Picture Editor, would extend this season's Henry Cecil fairytale by making the journey back up the hill from his local track yesterday as market leader for the Derby. Unfortunately for the trainer's followers, the punters who backed him to 4-6 and any authors named Grimm, the colt was made to look ordinary as he finished third in the Zetland Stakes behind two rivals with few lofty pretensions.
Saturday 15 May 2010
Nanton cuts a peaceful figure as he walks around the pre-parade ring at York racecourse yesterday afternoon.
Friday 11 December 2009
Sunday 03 February 2008
As far as their personal rivalry goes, the score between Afsoun, winner of the Contenders Hurdle here, and Straw Bear, the runner-up, is now 3-2 in favour of the former. But that is a tiny, almost irrelevant, thumbnail. In the bigger, Champion Hurdle, picture the title of yesterday's race could be viewed as a breach of the Trade Descriptions Act. The result caused barely a ripple in the market for the Cheltenham showpiece, certainly not at the sharp end. Even Afsoun's trainer, Nicky Henderson, was ambivalent about his charge's chances in the face of powerful Irish opposition.
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Monday 11 December 1995
PICTURE CHOICE / Duncan Grant's 1942 Portrait of Vanessa Bell at Charleston: Robert McPherson admires Duncan Grant's portrait of Vanessa Bell
Tuesday 24 May 1994
Thursday 15 April 1993
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
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