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Everywhere throughout Rangoon abundance prevails. There is an air of plenty about the place that cannot fail to strike the newly-arrived visitor. The people, male and female, look in good condition, clean, well clothed, well fed, and certainly happy in … Continue reading


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Linn Botanic Garden was established via the combined efforts of two generations of the Taggart family. In 1971, Dr Jim Taggart, a botanist and one-time lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin, purchased the property and set about transforming the steep and … Continue reading

Between places

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Sometimes a feeling of home occurs while one is in transit, between places, or in the wilderness, a no-place which is different from a placeless place. It is a feeling of being emptied, of being dispossessed of all ideas and … Continue reading

Rivers of China

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‘Oh dear,’ she said, ‘I do wish I hadn’t married. I wish I’d been an explorer.’ And then she said dreamily, ‘The Rivers of China, for instance.’ ‘But what do you know about the rivers of China, darling,’ I said. … Continue reading