Category Archives: Travel

Darwin 2014

Last week I spent two days in Darwin to attend the opera I was involved with at the Darwin Festival. It was one of the most incomprehensible things I’ve ever seen! Never mind. It was enjoyable all the same. William … Continue reading

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Chicago and Los Angeles 2014

CHICAGO The Jay Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect. No conflict of interest there. S.R. Crown Hall (the Architecture Department building) by Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The McCormick Tribune Campus … Continue reading

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Central Australia Visit

In January 2014, Ping (hereafter known as “Daisy Bates”, the Australian adventurer/explorer) and I visited Central Australia on one of those 3-day camping trips. Day one: Uluru. Day two: the Olgas. Day three: Kings Canyon. Very good. Very interesting. Can … Continue reading

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From West to East Across America: In Quest of William Boyd/Hopalong Cassidy

Los Angeles, California The star of William Boyd/Hopalong Cassidy on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The grave of Topper, Hoppy’s beautiful white horse, in the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery. The grave of Andy Clyde, Hoppy’s loveable sidekick, California Carlson, at … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, Boston, and Hartford, Posted on the Run

  Anna May Wong’s ashes and also her sister Mary’s ashes were buried with their mother, Lee Toy Wong, at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles. It’s a Small World, Disneyland, Anaheim. Toon Town in Disneyland, Anaheim. More Disneyland, Anaheim. Clifton’s … Continue reading

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Images of Trivandrum, Munnar, Cochin, and Kanniyakumari, India, Posted on the Run

After testing the tarpaulin’s strength, Wally needed a jar of “Pileless — Wonder Relief for Piles” … Joseph Stalin — Still a hero in Kerala!  

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Kebab Shops in Melbourne

In 2010 I visited Iran, courtesy of a travel grant from the Iran Heritage Foundation, to look at Iranian brickwork. What marvellous brickwork I discovered there! But that is another story. Travelling around Iran (which I found to be quite … Continue reading

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Anna May Wong’s Lucky Shoes

The cover of Anna May Wong’s Lucky Shoes designed by Huey Groves The book is published by the Culicidae Press and is available via Amazon.com or Culicidaepress.com A review of the book by Zoe Nikakis in Voice in The Age, … Continue reading

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Los Angeles and Texas, April 2011

  Clifton’s—One of my favourite places in Los Angeles A step back into the 1930s Westwood Cemetery—Another favourite place in Los Angeles No caption required Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor, the stars of Green Acres Loretta King & Thor Johnson … Continue reading

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Holidaying at Ninety-Mile Beach, Victoria (the Hamptons of the working class)

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