Monthly Archives: March 2016

Vintage Futures

Vintage has just republished a fantastic set of dystopian and futuristic paperback fiction in a series titles “Vintage Futures”. Each of the books includes an attached sheet of acetate that can be used to “animate” the cover image.   The … Continue reading

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London Redux

I really enjoyed this terrific split-screen video of London Day and Night by Paris-based photographer and filmmaker Franck Matel.

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Last Stop Biscuit Town

I’m an avid follower of the Londonist blog, where I found the “Tube Map of Lost London”. The nostalgic, alternative map depicts once well known sites and neighborhoods that have been lost to history. Although even I’m old enough to … Continue reading

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Only The Classics

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Happy Easter

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Tokyo Views

Tokyo 100 Views is a wonderful, whimsical project from Japanese anime artist and illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi. The colorful illustrations take us on a wacky little tour of Tokyo, replete with imps, ghosts, animals, movie monsters, and robots. It’s sort of … Continue reading

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travel expectations vs reality


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How Much Do We Miss

After a recent post on the beauties of Budapest, I was discussing the tourist attractions in the Hungarian capital with a TPTP reader and was saddened to find that I completely missed out on visiting the fantastic Ervin Szabó Library. … Continue reading

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Bonjour Paris

During the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of news stories and blog posts disparaging Paris tourism. The complaints seemed to focus on a perception that the city is dirty, noisy and crowded. My only comment is that travelers … Continue reading

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Reading Project

For the past year or so, stacks of books have been appearing around New York City with attached notes which read: “Take a book. Any book. Email the artist when you’ve finished it.” The mystery man behind The Reading Project … Continue reading

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