The Sportsman at Seasalter

In Summer 2019 we had the enormous good fortune to be invited to lunch at The Sportsman at Seasalter. It was a curious accident of fate, it was meant to happen and to reconnect us with dear friends, renew old acquaintances, and it took place a few days after my beloved’s birthday, taking celebration to […]

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Coasts

Laugharne, Saundersfoot, Waterwynch, Tenby, Manorbier, Caldey Island, Stackpole Quay, Barafundle Bay, St David’s … names redolent of the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales. Coastlines are fascinating spaces. The combination of liminal land, shifting sands, and variable weather they experience, parallel our cultural existence. Fluctuating and evolving. Surprising. Changing … yet remaining somehow eternal in the face […]

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Bologna

I recently took a two-week trip to Bologna. This was a much-needed sustained break after a couple of years of almost non-stop 7 days a week work. One of the down sides of being restless and creative is

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Delhi and North India

The architecture and culture of Northern India is one of constant assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism or synergy. But architecture doesn’t live apart from a wider culture. Architecture, like art, philosophy or any study of the human condition is intimately connected with what’s going on around it. There are many reasons for the ‘Indian way of […]

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Brenton Samuel Pink

There is a large house in Lewisham which for all the world looks like a cake – a cake smothered in brightly coloured icing. The house belongs to Brenton Samuel Pink a retired refuse collector who bought it for £4800 in the 1960s and then spent many years lovingly painting it bright colours to evoke […]

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Old Movie Palaces

How stunning are these images?   The photographer Franck Bohbot has brilliantly captured the classic movie palaces of southern California … and what palaces they were!    Wow – see the original pictures here.

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