Category Archives: Travel

Quote Du Jour: Travel Narrows the Mind

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I have never managed to lose my old conviction that travel narrows the mind. At least a man must make a double effort of moral humility and imaginative energy to prevent it from narrowing his mind. Indeed there … Continue reading

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Hiking High Tor

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I usually take a couple of weeks off from work during the summer. One of the things I like to do during those too-brief respites is hike. I don’t know why I like it. Probably because … Continue reading

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Downtown Vegas ca. 1948-1950. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Art Gallery of New South Wales: Australians

Eddie Pensier writes: More AGNSW pictures, this one focusing on the museum’s works by Australian artists. (I’m using a loose definition: artists who were either born or died or spent a substantial part of their lives in Australia.) I was … Continue reading

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Art Gallery of New South Wales: Europeans

Eddie Pensier writes: Another batch of paintings from my visit to the AGNSW, this one focusing on European and British artists. I’m particularly fond of Strutt’s coolly triumphal David’s First Victory, the barely suppressed sexuality under the surface of Sallé’s … Continue reading

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The Culture That Is Japan

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Daiso Japan is a Japanese-based retailer that specializes in cutesy cheap crap — curios, stationary, toys, kitchen supplies, cosmetics, toiletries, seasonal goods, etc. It’s an Asian Dollar Tree, with few exceptions, everything in the store is $1.50. The company … Continue reading

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(Mostly) Clothed Ladies Of The Week: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Eddie Pensier writes: My long weekend in Sydney included not only culture of the liquid sort, but actual art. I’ve been to Sydney dozens of times and somehow failed to visit the AGNSW, an oversight I regret after having spent … Continue reading

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