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Title: Amsterdam, NL
Size: 16x15cm (excluding frame)
Medium: watercolours and ink; frame: plastic
Copyright: Ligia Stafie


Japanese Manhole Covers

 As far as I could tell, every municipality had a different design, meaning Tokyo alone must have hundreds, though not so many were painted. The third one is quite small, more a cathole cover.


Come and See: Blasius Chocolate Factory

Unpromising outside: faded paint, store hours painted on cardboard, a block from the El.

Call me a hypocrite, but Blasius Chocolate Factory surprised me.

Know how in Hershey, PA, you can smell chocolate for miles around? 500 more words

Big City


There was an open house at the university of Gothenburg today. Me and some friends went up with the sun to catch the early train down. 148 more words

Tempura Udon

 Unfortunately not invited to lunch at the palace, I wandered around central Tokyo in search of a meal. Many places looked a little too fancy or did not have anything on my yet-to-be-eaten list. 308 more words


A peek inside Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

“You described the feeling you’d always had of being misplaced, of always standing to one side of yourself, of watching yourself in the world even as you were being in the world, and wondering if this was how everyone felt. 250 more words

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