Chatsworth yesterday

20 Apr

Walking with my friend Sue. Great conversation, great weather, and the deer posing for us. Couldn’t have been better. Nice pad they got there, those Cavendish-Devonshires. Even the loos are classy. *

Deja vu in Syria

9 Apr

Writing on Sunday, April 8 in What’s Left, Stephen Gowans offers eight reasons for extreme scepticism about yet another allegation of Damascus having used, for reasons inexplicable, chemical weapons on its own citizens late on April 7. See his full … Read More »

Steve McCurry in Taipei

31 Mar

Unsurprised is not unthrilled though. Given my love of photography and travel – including the Afghanistan and Rajasthan of his most mesmerising images – McCurry’s subjects speak to me more directly, more fully and more durably than those of any … Read More »

Sunday at the seaside

26 Mar

It’s not yet eight but already hot. In shorts and t-shirt I sit at the corner where Zhili 2nd Road crosses Ming Sing Street in Khaosiung, Taiwan’s second city. I’m in the shade outside a 7/11 store – I should … Read More »