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Sundry Sunday Seven

January 1, 2022 was Public Domain Day here in the USA. Among the works entering the public domain was Heminway’s great novel┬áThe Sun Also Rises. The Center for the Study of the Public Domain lists thousands of books and recordings … Continue reading

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A Merry Underground Christmas

For more than a century, London Transport has used posters to promote travel around the winter holidays. At Christmas, festive posters would appear on the network to encourage travelling via Underground for Christmas shopping or to get to winter sales, … Continue reading

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Van Gogh’s London

As I have previously mentioned, I have long been an enormous fan of London as a travel destination. In fact, during the previous century I even wrote a travel guidebook for budget travel to the British capital. But I was … Continue reading

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House of Dreams

Over the years, I have visited dozens of museums in and around London, but I haven’t found my way to the wonderful House of Dreams yet. The next time that I’m in London I will certainly make time to see … Continue reading

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Not the 36 Views of Mt. Fuji

I imagine that most folks are well acquainted with the iconic series of Japanese woodblock prints titled Thirty -Six Views of Mount Fuji. Even those who are unfamiliar with the work of Katsushika Hokusai who was a 19th century Japanese … Continue reading

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Improving on the Travel Notebook

If you are a writer, or a traveler, or even a travel writer, it’s quite likely that at one time or another you have utilized an iconic Moleskine notebook (or in some of our cases a very good knock-off). But … Continue reading

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Songs of Experience

The animated film (below ) by Alex Robinson transposes William Blake’s 1794 poem London over images of an imagined contemporary London. The Blake poem references the effects of an oppressive society on people and nature. The piece is taken from … Continue reading

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London’s Folly

I’ve spent a lot of time in London over the last two centuries and I’ve visited hundreds of local tourist attractions. I even wrote a guidebook for budget travelers to the city. But I’ve never seen anything like the latest … Continue reading

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London Calling

Soon Come is a sweet short film featuring skateboarder Ezra Bruno rolling through a deserted London reminiscing poetically about what life was like before Covid-19. The film, produced by Outright Films, was shot in one day during April of this … Continue reading

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Underground

The Underground There we were in the vaulted tunnel running, You in your going-away coat speeding ahead And me, me like a fleet god gaining Upon you before you turned to a reed Or some new white flower japped with … Continue reading

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