2015 Archive

IMG_0738 - Anstruther's Cage - 270

Chennai – aka Madras

31 December 2015 | Places

The name may have changed , but otherwise India’s southern centre, the capital of Tamil Nadu, seemed scarcely changed even though I haven’t been there for a long spell. ◄ Top of my plans for my return visit was to check out Anstruther’s Cage at Fort St George. In 1...

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Soviet Bus Stop - Gagra, Abkhazia 540

Soviet Bus Stops

30 December 2015 | Living

In a country where central planning tried to run everything and Socialist Realism aimed for the grand, the majestic, the over-decorated, somehow bus stops escaped the net. Christopher Herwig spent more than a decade and travelled over 30,000 km around the countries of...

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Tehran Taxi - 270

Tehran Taxi, Darwin Taxi

29 December 2015 | Media

◄ What is it about taxis and movies? Film directors just love to squeeze inside those four wheeled confines. Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth – which visits Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rome and Helsinki all in one night is a favourite, but yesterday I saw two taxi...

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Mumbai (or Bombay?)

28 December 2015 | Places

Mumbai or Bombay it’s always good to revisit the business (and Bollywood) capital of India. A wander around central Mumbai took me past plenty of interesting architecture, like the art-deco Eros Cinema. ► St Thomas Cathedral has an extensive collection of British m...

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Hotels in 2015

27 December 2015 | Living

Fifty of them through the year – well some of them rented houses, a villa in Bali, an old mansion house in Transylvania. Lots of them just for a night, but a number for a week. Plus two boats (Sea Cloud II in the Mediterranean, Katharina around the Komodo Islands). No...

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