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Category Archives: travel

The Unquiet Grave

I love the absolute clarity of this description by Cyril Connolly of life (or at least his life) in the Med in the late 30s: ‘Early morning on the Mediterranean: … Continue reading

26 April, 2015 · Leave a comment

The proper spirit of travel

Robert Byron writes in The Road to Oxiana (my reference is to the Pimlico edition of 2004, page 317) about the proper spirit with which to engage in the adventurous … Continue reading

25 April, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calder frame

Framed by Calder #Venice via Instagram http://ift.tt/1F3Qkao

20 February, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gondolier rowing home (fast)

Gondola at night. He was tearing along.  #Venice via Instagram http://ift.tt/1FBWToq

20 February, 2015 · Leave a comment