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+ Above The Atlantic

+ Above The Atlantic

“The sea hates a coward.” – Eugene O’Neill The tunnel curves and spits me out onto the western cape of Madeira. The Ponta Do Pargo lighthouse appears too short for any useful purpose. But nearing the edge, vertigo hits and the matter is clarified. The cliff drops an unsuspected 290 metres, cleaving down into the...
+ From Africa, With Love

+ From Africa, With Love

The African sun divides Casablanca. Even the mosque – towering four times the height of the urban scale – cannot escape shadow infringing on light. Leaving LA for New York to become An Architect, never did I expect to walk the streets below me. I look down on them from the twenty-eighth floor of the...
+ An Introspective Letter From Lykavittos

+ An Introspective Letter From Lykavittos

Dear Friend, I undo the metal clasp of my rucksack and pull out a wad of paper. I spy the waiter bringing my second glass of ruby red just in time as I finish the first. He’s quite a skilled waiter; he keeps me from waiting. The aged whiteness of ancient Parthenon taints yellow and...
+ The Journeymen Style

+ The Journeymen Style

It’s a 7am flight. I queue up and wonder: What ever happened to the Golden Age of Travel? There was glory then in the journey itself, a celebrated experience answered by passengers with sartorial expressions. Airport halls, rail stations, and boat docks were the catwalks of the time. Journeymen understood that luggage, attire, comfort, and...