Tag Archives: Winter

A thief in broad daylight.

With travelling momentarily on hold I’m sort of resigned to spending my weekends at home in London. Whilst it isn’t exactly my favourite activity, I’m not asking you to reach for your magnum box of Kleenex just yet; at the … Continue reading

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E.R., towers and life on the streets. Notes from Chicago.

When I was a teenager, activists from both ends of the political spectrum – the far left and the neo-Fascists – used to hand out leaflets outside my school. There was only one refrain that could have been copied from … Continue reading

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A tent, a poplar tree and the Dubai of the steppe.

An ever-helpful airshow runs on a loop on my seat’s in-flight entertainment system as we fly high above the steppe towards Astana. A tiny Air Astana airplane flies above a map of the world painted in greens, blues and tans, … Continue reading

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A snowfall that would’ve made Bruegel proud.

It was snowing when I arrived, and it hadn’t finished yet when I left. Everything between the flights from and to Kiev – with their cargo of harmonica-playing, duty-free-vodka-guzzling men – happened under a soft blanket of falling snow. Of … Continue reading

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Richmond park.

One of the most famous stalwarts of Richmond are the wild deers in the homonymous park. I embarked on a walk, yesterday, hoping to see them (five years in town and I’d seen them only once, you see), but obviously the … Continue reading

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Film review – Nordfor sola (North of the Sun)

I’ve never really felt at ease on the sea, and I suck at most sports, especially if such activities can be accompanied by the word “extreme”. In this mindset it’s hard to try and explain why I decided to pay … Continue reading

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The alpine tunnel for the afterlife.

It wasn’t supposed to be dug this high. The idea, originally, was for the tunnel to be at least 400 meters lower, at an easier 1000 meters of altitude, where it could’ve been used almost all year round, but that … Continue reading

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A snowfall in provincial Hungary.

Veszprém, raise your hand if you heard about the place. It’s medium-sized city, pretty and dear to my heart but, other than that, pretty much obscure for, I bet, 95% of the world’s population. This is what, in my opinion, makes … Continue reading

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Budapest street photography, part 2. Snow in the city.

A thin barrage of small flakes, more akin to ice droplets than to big, wet snowflakes kept falling down from the sky for our entire permanence in the city. Had this happened in London, Boris Johnson would’ve been out reading … Continue reading

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First snow.

This is, for me, the first snow of the season. It might not be much, but feeling the refreshing touch of snowflakes landing on my face and the soft noise of frozen snow cracking under my feet is a great … Continue reading

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