Tag Archives: London

Dream Of A City 2011… Spring (春)

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In the last 12 months, I have travelled constantly and obsessively, attempting to re-capture moments from my past, and to experience new places and phenomena. During the same period, I have also restlessly shuttled between three cities that I called … Continue reading

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Journeyings and Visitations II – Unstable Places

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Over the holiday weekend, I had the opportunity to reflect upon time, upon travel, and on my journeying this past year. What I discovered was that I am often struck by places of instability and ambiguity, in which the past … Continue reading

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A Note about Food and Service: London vs New York

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OK, so here’s the thing. I’m tired of New Yorkers, Londoners, and just about everybody else telling me that New York has better food, better service and cheaper prices than London.  Because that is just nonsense.  London has much better … Continue reading

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Home is a Non-place

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Marc Augé (1995), in his seminal book Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity, sheds light on the concept of “non-places,” noting that: “[i]f a place can be defined as relational, historical and concerned with identity, then a space which … Continue reading

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饮水思源 A Love Affair with Water (and Cities…)

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Following on from my previous post, I thought I’d extend my musings on the theme of water and the city, and accompany these with photography on the subject. Having grown up in an island city that is also one of … Continue reading

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The Curious Thing about Starbucks

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Alright, I’ll admit it. I spend a significant amount of my time at Starbucks. Every morning in London, I would get up, rain or shine, shuffle two blocks down to the nearest Starbucks in my flip-flops, PJs and a pullover, … Continue reading

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