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The Barbican & Brutalism

25 August 2016 | Culture

Brutalism in Britain is often seen as post-World War II architecture at its worst. A period of heavy, foreboding, grey, often sinister looking buildings, a style at its peak in the ‘60s. No British buildings better symbolize the Brutalist movement than the Barbican Es...

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Just Some Weird (or Nice) Stuff

15 December 2015 | Living

◄ Carrying a phone you’re always taking photos you wouldn’t normally grab, if you’re not in the habit of carrying a camera constantly. Like this baby shoe I spotted on my morning riverside jog in Melbourne. Clearly some sweet little brat had taken the shoe off and hur...

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Assorted Thames Views – London this year

9 December 2015 | Places

◄ Jason deCaires Taylor, is noted for his submerged sculptures, in particular at Cancun in Mexico where he has a group of figures for scuba divers to admire. A London short term art pop up featured four horses with oil well ‘horse heads’ for heads. They stood, with th...

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An old Mini to Kabul, a new one to Istanbul

24 May 2013 | Living

▲ 1972 – our Mini in Eastern Turkey with Mt Ararat in the background, that’s where Noah landed the Ark Back in 1972 Maureen and I drove a Mini we’d bought in London for £65 to Kabul in Afghanistan, sold it for a small profit and carried on all the way to Sydney...

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Ruins of the Future

21 May 2013 | Culture

The other night I had a look around the unusual Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.  Sir John (1753-1837) was a pioneering architect in his era who was responsible for the Bank of England building, although it’s subsequently been chopped around so much that little of h...

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