Eerie and Glorious Fake Cities Left Empty in China

Eerie and Glorious Fake Cities Left Empty in China

“Entire townships and villages appear to have been airlifted from their historical and geographical foundations in England, France, Greece, the United States, and Canada and spot-welded to the margins of Chinese cities,” according to Bianca Bosker, author of Original Copies: … Continue reading Eerie and Glorious Fake Cities Left Empty in China

Travel: Berlin summertime in a bar by the Spree river

When I was living in Berlin I often went past Spree river-side bars where people gathered and drunk large flagons of beer, ate bokwurst and listened to 70’s funk music out of tinny speakers. The vibe was relaxing, ethereal and floaty. The beer and the sun certainly added to this vibe. Peering down at people as I crossed the bridge one day on bike, I took this photo and felt a bit like a voyeur looking through someone’s window and glimpsing an intimate scene. There was so much joy and optimism, so much relaxed easy-going energy, that I would have … Continue reading Travel: Berlin summertime in a bar by the Spree river

Ancient Word of the Day: Hibernal

Hibernal From Latin hībernālis (“wintry”), from hiems (“winter”), hibernal is term for something that refers to winter. On this, the long, long night of Winter Solistice of the southern hemisphere, the dawns and the gloamings grow ever deeper and more thickly velveteen black. Although this point … Continue reading Ancient Word of the Day: Hibernal

Words and Music: Be Nothing - Beach Fossils, Poseidon's airy feather-light grasp

Words and Music: Be Nothing by Beach Fossils & Poseidon’s airy feather-light grasp

Poseidon’s airy feather-light grasp I stumbled over the photo that I took many years ago while on the beach in Hel, Poland. I was sitting with people who I considered to be friends at the time. And who I lost … Continue reading Words and Music: Be Nothing by Beach Fossils & Poseidon’s airy feather-light grasp