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...
The USA & Guns & Fairy Tales
16 December 2012 | Living
A weird relationship isn’t it? Underlined yet again by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. The USA gun illustration is on the wall at the front of the ex-US Embassy in Tehran, Iran.
I live part of the year in Australia (annual deaths by guns...
Argo & the missing Paykans
12 December 2012 | Media
▲ Paykans and the Ayatollah in Isfahan
OK it’s a movie, not a book or an article – I went to see Argo the Ben Affleck film about getting six American diplomats out of Tehran during the 1980 Iran ‘hostage crisis’. Great movie although it’s been criticised for glor...
São Paulo Architecture
20 April 2010 | Places
My Brazil visit concluded with five days in São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil and with a population of around 20 million one of the biggest in the world. It was a working visit so I didn’t get much chance to look around, but I was surprised that it was a much easi...
Books of 2005
26 December 2005 | Media
Hardly surprisingly I read a lot of travel or travel related books, some recent titles
1. Dictators’ Homes (Dictator Style in the USA) – Peter York
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Unfortunately the idea – let’s do an Architectural Digest tour of assorted dictators’ and d...