Monthly Archives: July 2014

“Unreasonable Behaviour”, by Don McCullin, Vintage

I was ravaged and confused by this war as never before, and could not see not the smallest justification for it. Or for my presence here – unless it was to remind people, through my pictures, of the futility of … Continue reading

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Driveways, private gardens and joggers: strolling along West London’s Thames embankment

London has a strange relationship with its rivers: historically, the city owed its prosperity  to its riverine location but, as it grew larger and larger, it seemed to turn its back to them by using as sewers, dumps if not … Continue reading

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Scotland, Part 2. Reasons why you should visit Edinburgh before anywhere else in Britain.

Later this year, Scotswomen and men will be queuing up at polling stations to have their say about what’s probably the most important decision they’ll collectively make in their life time. Given the historic importance of such an event I … Continue reading

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Scotland, Part 1. Winter, or “what’s that white stuff falling from the sky?”

Later this year, Scotswomen and men will be queuing up at polling stations to have their say about what’s probably the most important decision they’ll collectively make in their life time. Given the historic importance of such an event I … Continue reading

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The phenomenology of eating abroad.

I really likes sociology, but I’m shit at it. I read it at university once, as an extra-curricular activity so far off my normal group of subjects that even my tutor had to raise an eyebrow when I told him … Continue reading

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An ode to Kyoto part 3. Faith.

Almost exactly five years ago a friend and a younger, happier and more idealistic version of myself visited Japan, spending 10 days in Kyoto. I have since come back twice to the archipelago, but never to Kyoto. These are my … Continue reading

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An ode to Kyoto Part 2. Peddling is the way.

Almost exactly five years ago a friend and a younger, happier and more idealistic version of myself visited Japan, spending 10 days in Kyoto. I have since come back twice to the archipelago, but never to Kyoto. These are my … Continue reading

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An ode to Kyoto, Part 1. Introductions.

Almost exactly five years ago a friend and a younger, happier and more idealistic version of myself visited Japan, spending 10 days in Kyoto. I have since come back twice to the archipelago, but never to Kyoto. These are my … Continue reading

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Songs for the road No. 2

I’m currently cruising at some 30,000 ft between London and Budapest, with a funny 9-months toddler sitting next to me, his dad profiting of the empty middle seat between us… And what’s bangin’ in my eardrums? Read on. Left Lane … Continue reading

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Occupy Central: will the world’s politest protest lead Hong Kong to democracy?

It was a strange sight indeed, at least for my cynical European eyes; under a murderous sun, about a hundred activists were crowding the bit of pavement under the shiny Cheung Kong Holdings skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong. It was … Continue reading

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