22 June 2010 | Transport
Over the years I’ve taken plenty of photographs in subway systems around the world. Here’s the state-of-the-art Hong Kong MTR system just last week.
Here’s an example of the artwork at the aviation-focussed Metro Mayakovskaya station in Moscow. Click here for m...
Gori & Joe
10 August 2008 | Places
The Georgian town of Gori, not far west of the capital Tbilisi, has been heavily in the news these last few days after the Russian attacks on the breakaway province of South Ossetia also targeted Gori. I spent a day in Gori last September. The town’s grey Soviet-era a...
Unwanted Statues – what to do with them?
2 March 2008 | Culture
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial statue in Taipei, Taiwan
What do you do with an unwanted statue? Or a whole bunch of them?
Erecting statues of your wonderful self is a time honoured pursuit of unloved dictators and merciless despots. You can judge how horribly unpopu...
Australia Day – The Wimmera Region
28 January 2008 | Places
The 26th of January is to Australia as the ‘Fourth of July’ is to the USA or the ‘Quatorze Juillet’ (the 14th July) is to France. It’s a public holiday which celebrates the country’s origins. For five years I’ve made a little trip around the state of Victoria each Aus...