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A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth

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The Beat Museum

The Beat Museum

In Sydney, a building with two guys arm-in-arm called The Beat Museum would probably cover something quite different, In San Francisco, it was about ‘The Beats, as in beaten down and beatific … a collective of writers, artists and thinkers that congregated in 1950s San Francisco’, including Jack Kerouac.

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12

Jul

The upside of a San Telmo prison

The upside of a San Telmo prison

In 2005, as a way of learning Spanish, I visited tourist sites with Evadne, a Spanish teacher. This is an old prison cell in San Telmo (part of the Museo Penitenciario Argentino). At first glance, there doesn’t seem much of an upside to it. But the guide, a friendly man in his seventies, told me the…

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14

Jun

Michael from Perth

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth