Art in New York City
17 November 2023 | Culture
◄ Michael A Cummings quilt, Hunter Dunbar Projects Gallery, West 24th St – we were staying at the Chelsea Hotel on West 23rd St and a block north and three blocks west West 24th St featured a whole block of door-to-door art galleries. I rather liked the quilt art at t...
New York City Hotels – The Chelsea Hotel, the TWA Hotel
20 October 2023 | Living
◄ The Chelsea Hotel, New York City
Maureen and I spent four days in New York City in early October – she flew in from Milan, Italy, I met her from the Iguassu Falls in Brazil. We met at The Chelsea Hotel, if there’s an iconic hotel in New York this has to be it. We...
New York City – tall, skinny skyscrapers
25 February 2019 | Places
A brief visit to New York and early one morning, walking from West to East Manhattan, to East 56th St, I spot this very tall, very skinny skyscraper. It’s 111 West 57th St, one of the current craze for very tall, very skinny skyscrapers sprouting up around the city. T...
Rohingya, Myanmar, Bangladesh, New York City & Akayed Ullah
26 December 2017 | Living
My visit to Mandalay in Myanmar for the Irrawaddy Literary Festival was all about the disastrous campaign against the Muslim Rohingya people of the country’s Rakhine State. Myanmar’s genocidal campaign against the villagers in the district led to thousands of deaths a...
Lonely Planet’s Cities of the World
24 October 2017 | Places
Lonely Planet’s second Cities Book is about to hit the shelves. In the first edition, I came up with Ten Cities that Didn’t Make the Cut. Cities that for an assortment of reasons I found really important, interesting or inspiring, but didn’t feature in the book. Some ...