Aoyama Cemetery, Tokyo, March 2013
Category Archives: Geography
‘I am not enjoying myself very much.’ Winston Churchill, Cromer, 1885
Saturday afternoon in the old port of Batavia.
After we had finished our coffee, I retired to the edge of my bed and attended to what little toilet I could while the beduin squatted in the smoke of the fire. Sa’id II sprawled in a corner, playing with his cartridge belt, loose over … Read More →
When the evening came, and the sweet shrill cry of the kites, that fills the daylight, stopped, ‘Awiz appeared with three paraffin lanterns, which he dotted about the floor in various places, and, having given me my supper, departed to his home. The compound with … Read More →
The camel is an ugly animal, but, like some plain women, has lovely eyes, brown and soft with long lashes–often the only gentle things to look at in its sun-hardened world : but this one beauty is little noticed, for–though the adored is often compared … Read More →
Australia: an end of the world warehouse of nature’s experiments. Willi Ley
A weekend away in the Blue Mountains.
Every day trivial bits of local gossip increased her disgust and lowered her opinion of mankind. The Couillards’ daughter had just had a child and was going to be married shortly ; the Martins’ maid, an orphan, was pregnant, so was a neighbour’s daughter of … Read More →