Monthly Archives: February 2011

Living on the hyphen

                     Swan and pigeons on ice – photo courtesy of Chris Hill Coming in and out of a country gives a unique insight into its character.  Airports are 20th-century ‘crossing places’.  They lack the magic of natural, timeless crossing places which … Continue reading

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Three green parrots

My first day in LA – I stepped out the door in blazing sunshine, and a green parrot flew over me.  I did a doubletake, was this just the blurred vision of jet lag meeting David Hockneyesque harsh stark sun?  … Continue reading

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