Tag Archives: travel

Running to Stand Still

19 May
People riding the escalors at Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

People riding the escalors at Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

I APOLOGIZE for the mess,” the owner of OPT Art Gallery says with a smile. She is wearing a loose white shirt and a comfortable air that match the ambience of the small space where she is showing the work of Taiwanese artist Chiou Jyian-Ren. Middle-aged and British, she is chatty and charmingly harried and has just finished holding a drawing class in the gallery’s central space. “I’ve been too lazy to clean up,” she confesses.

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Of Flamms and Flying Cars

16 Mar Screaming fans at the Grand Prix, Montreal

RED Ferraris wink at revellers in downtown squares. Music booms out of every doorway. Policemen direct traffic through circuitous detours long into the night. It’s the typical annual Grand Prix weekend in June, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world to Montreal.

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Works of Worship

8 Aug Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple, Bali (Photo courtesy Ed Mans)

JUST 10 minutes had passed since I had dropped from the edge of the boat and into the shimmering blue water that lapped at the edge of a cove. In that interim, I had fallen on my face, my side and my rear a hundred times.

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