Only Spellcheck, which has put a red line underneath ‘succulently’, is immune to their aroma.
It seems to have first been called Queen Street during the reign of James I, so it could really have been named after his wife – Anne of Denmark – though if the stories are true, it might have been named after James himself!Read More
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.Read More
In 2016, I thought it might be the driver of the most expensive car, but apparently not, according to my Moroccan taxi driver. In Palm Springs, I saw a similar sign at a T-junction.Read More
Hollywood/Vine, Los Angeles, 2016.Read More
This is a plaque on the sidewalk of Avenida de Corrientes, Buenos Aires: one of the main roads into the city centre and heart of the theatre district: ‘Here Eva Esther Nuñez was hijacked Popular militant Detained Disappeared 15 July 1977 By the terrorism of the State’Read More
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…Read More