Flying through France: The TGV high-speed train passes glorious sights such as lavender fields.

Let the world pass you by

If convenience, reliability and cost aren’t enough to make you take to the rails in Europe, the passing scenery will surely win you over.

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The 'restored' Ecce Hommo painting.

Scorned artist behind 'Ecco Homo' turns celebrity

After an 83-year-old widow and amateur painter tried her hand at restoring a nearly century-old fresco of Jesus crowned with thorns in her local church here, she faced nothing but scorn and ridicule.

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