Monthly Archives: September 2011

rose and crown

Last Sunday’s sortee was to Guildford (WA, not UK) and there was this fireplace in the bar at the Rose and Crown.  How good is it?  The fireplaces in Turkey look a bit like this too, but usually they are covered … Continue reading

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mirror, mirror on the wall

I couldn’t resist posting this tonight.  The art on this old Tibetan door frame is just so beautiful.  There is a program on the ABC tonight about Tibet too, so I must go look at it.  There clearly is no necessary relationship … Continue reading

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mere shadows

So weird to come home and load this image onto the computer and find our shadows there !  Ghosts in the machine ? No, just sister and me walking on the beach as we do every Saturday morning.  Not quite time to swim yet … Continue reading

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remember this?

Perhaps not! But, if you peep again at the posts for 22 and 25 July you will see it in pieces on the ground in China, much to my alarm at the time.  Our wonderful workshop has put it all … Continue reading

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busy busy

I think I revealed that we unpack on the street !  Only way to do it in our very narrow space.  We start early almost before the sun is up :  our band of  helpers unload the  container and then work like … Continue reading

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another era

This small but beautiful late 19thC building is on the opposite corner (you can see a bit of  the Roma and its new red screens in the window’s reflection).  It’s now in the hands of Notre Dame University I think, but it was once … Continue reading

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the roma

  Our friend, Nunzio, has just put these screens on the footpath outside his very good, classic 1950’s Italian restuarant famous far and wide for its down-to-earth food and its laminex and art decor . There are laminex tables (and chairs) in the restuarant … Continue reading

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watching grass grow

… that’s what it’s like waiting for a shipment to get clearance off the wharf and through Customs ! No pushing them though – just have to hang in and wait (something we’re good at).  Ceretus parabus, it will be with … Continue reading

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imperfect but…

I recently saw an old tray mounted on a wall as a piece of art. It looked good, improvised but good   This one could too in the right place, especially as its age really shows and the markings are the … Continue reading

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su

I was reading a book about MUJI, the store, last night and this word, su, appeared on the cover.  It means apparently in Japanese : plain and unadorned, a very MUJI aesthetic.  I must check what the Mandarin word is for … Continue reading

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