Sevenoaks — There’s something about books that is very hard to beat, don’t you think? I’m talking about real, physical books. Especially old books! It’s not just the feel, although that’s definitely part of it. It’s the smell too. And the thrill of turning the page to reveal the next part of the story. And with old books the craftsmanship too. It’s just a much fuller, richer experience than flipping ope...
New york — Ronny always waves. I’m not one of his people yet, but if I stay in Brooklyn long enough I will be. We both feel that. It’s also the best reason I know of not to move into Manhattan - Ronny famously w...
Rome — It hits you without warning the minute you step out of the station. I wasn’t even paying attention—I think we were in the middle of a conversation or I was trying to put my wallet back into my bag, b...
An update on Aubrey and Daddy - a Hi success story perhaps?
Day 46 #100happydays: Continuation
Making their mark
Don't judge a book by its title!
Showing my ignorance of African history
An icon obscured
A well preserved medieval town, perfect to rekindle the love for travel
Fonts that sound like barbed wire
German lessons at the Jewish Museum
The wishing tree
A moment of calm
"It's a Vulcan, Jim, but it's not Spock!"
Clouds gathering over Britain's shores...
9, 3, 2
Old and New
A Tile of History
22 Gia Long Street April 29 1975.
The Magic of Finding an Old Photo and Hearing the Story Behind it. It Gives a New Appreciation for Everything.
But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like you've been here before?
the end of the Lewis & Clark trail whispers stories, as the sea gestures...
Leipzig 1813. Napoleon. Panometer.
Was it really 75 years ago?
ASI protecting monuments in India is nothing but a joke
Architecture worth preserving? That is the expensive question.
Further to the lighthouse debate...
The last of its kind
When church is something else, something less but somehow more.
Where old tractors go to die...
In the beginning: Gutenberg Bible
A topsy-turvy world
A monument to self-sacrifice
Those Romans knew how to pick a nice spot!
Parades seen in Oregon, from a funky Nola perspective
"...this city will never give in to those who try and divide us"
When is Churchill not a Churchill?
My July calendar picture
My June calendar picture