Travel Stories

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I was ‘challenged’ by Jono Slack to post a travel photo every day for 10 days on Facebook, with no explanation. It turned out to be an interesting exercise, so i thought I’d share the series here – with the actual story. It is interesting how images without context or captions are ‘seen’. Day 1 Bali, 2016. Leica M. We …

Environmental Aesthetics

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I posted a short item on Facebook, as follows: Tea Okakura Kakuso, in his 1906 The Book of Tea, builds the case that a better understanding of each other’s philosophies would prevent much conflict in the world. He wrote that: ‘Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful amongst the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity …