La Bombonera: “The atmosphere until the 84th minute had been like nothing I have ever experienced at a live event and then came the game’s only goal scored by the hosts.” Photograph: Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty

Back in the era when I considered a trip to South America as an exotic adventure rather than a necessary but grossly inconvenient long haul ordeal, I (...)

Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo in the 1957 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photograph: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Since Chaucer there has been a long and rich tradition of writers creating imaginary religious buildings, cathedrals and churches in their novels. Som(...)

“Soon, I believe we will try to source natural wines the same way we value free-range organic chicken.” Photograph: iStock

I’ve always been eager to learn more about wine since Colm McCan brought the subject to life for me in Ballymaloe. Food and wine go hand in hand. So I(...)

The Chapecoense Cleber Santana, Willian Thiego, Kempes, Neto, Ananias, Gil, Tiaguinho, Josimar, Mateus Caramelo, Dener, and goalkeeper Danilo before the Copa Sudamericana semi-final second leg soccer match against San Lorenzo in Chapeco, Brazil on November 23rd. Photograph: Fernando Remor/EPA

The Colombian team that was scheduled to play Brazil’s ill-fated Chapecoense side in a South American championship final says it is offering the title(...)

Hot summer nights on the steps in Rome. Photograph: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images

We’d been hitchhiking through Europe when finally made it to Rome after having spent a sleepless night of hidden camping in the burned, yellow grass b(...)

 El Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen): the bodies of brothers Manuel and Antonio Ramiro Lapeña Altabás lie here.  Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

For the first time ever, a court has authorised the exhumation of bodies of Spanish republicans from a mass grave at the Valley of the Fallen, the res(...)