Jane Austen's piano, Chawton, England, with sheet music for Muzio Clementi's Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 3. If you visit Jane Austen's house at Chawton, you might have the opportunity to play her piano! Click images to view detail.
"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Andersen
Music in my world today: Dvorak's Largo, from the New World Symphony, played by the Dublin Philharmonic.
Reading: Donna Tartt's remarkable new book The Goldfinch.
Watching: 1) Collected films of Wallender, the Swedish crime thriller series starring Krister Henriksson, Ola Rapace and the late Johanna Sällström and 2) Sebastian Junger's documentary tribute to photographer Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya: "Which way is the front line from here?"
Admiring: Here, Far Away - Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti's evocative, award-winning images and photographer Nick Brandt's achingly beautiful Across the Ravaged Land.