Tag Archives: London

London, or New Beginnings

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A few posts ago, I wrote of my restlessness and my desire to wander; and my deep yearning for faraway places, for family and old friends. In the last three months or so, I have been doing exactly what I said … Continue reading

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Music and Memory, or Soundtracks to Specific Moments in Our Lives

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Today I got to thinking about how music, place and memory are so closely intertwined, and how our memories of  places are often triggered by a song that we happened to be listening to at the time. Throughout my two-ish … Continue reading

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“There’s No Place Like Home” – New Conceptions of Home for Young Mobile Persons in 6 Global Cities

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I interrupt my New Urban Precincts series to say that I have finally uploaded my presentation at the recent Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in New York on 28th Feb on Slideshare, complete with (re-enacted) audio.  I’m not that … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures Make A City

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Took a week off from Dream of a City to focus on 100 Ways to See A Street, but I’m back. It snowed yesterday, just light feathery bits of snow that didn’t last long on the pavement.  But on the … Continue reading

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Dream Of A City 2011… Winter(冬)

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The final installment of my Best of 2011 covers late Autumn in November 2011 till mid-winter in January 2012. During this atypically warm Winter season, I stayed mostly in New York, checking out art exhibitions in the major museums and … Continue reading

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Dream of A City 2011… Autumn(秋)

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In my eagerness to write about the last three weeks back in London and Berlin, I realise I left my Best of 2011 hanging.  And so, finally, here’s the third installment, capturing the best of my journeying between late Summer … Continue reading

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That Surreal “Zone” between Leaving One City and Arriving at Another

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I’m in the “zone” again. That transitional state of mind just before I leave London for New York.  It usually starts a couple of days before I’m due to fly, and doesn’t end till I’m spat out rudely onto the … Continue reading

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