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The bleak side of Calabria

It was cold and damp in our AirBnB; we went out to the car to get our sleeping-bags to keep us warm in bed.

But this felt right – here in Papasidero – a bleak ancient hill-town 40 minutes from the sea up a dark forest valley. 65 more words

Southern Italy

Matera - poverty porn?

Matera is a place that gets you to question what we want from historic towns; life and rejuvenation or preserved storytelling.

When we were born Matera was the byword for squalor in Italy – a national disgrace a bit like the Gorbals in Glasgow. 200 more words

Southern Italy

(Almost...) In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker - materiality, affect and meaning making

Nearly there – the manuscript will be with the publisher by the end of this week. Here’s a sneak peek at the 14 essays that make up my bunker book (due for publication by Rowman & Littlefield International in August 2017, as part of their Place, Memory, Affect series… 1,648 more words

Meaning Making

Discovered in a local cave

She was pregnant. She died. She was discovered on 24th October 1991.

She is Delia, over 25,000 years old – the most “famous” exhibit at the museum in Ostuni. 75 more words

Southern Italy

Dark Tourism in Edinburgh: The Real Mary King's Close

I have been to Edinburgh for half a year. In my mind, all the impression with this beautiful city was romantic and charming until a local people worked in Edinburgh castle told me that Edinburgh was one of the most famous ghost town in this world. 195 more words

The Ten Bells Pub

On Saturday I visited London with a couple of friends. The weather was horrible, but we persevered and had a good time, though carrying my umbrella was annoying. 464 more words


Chernobyl - The Dead City 2015

I remember learning of the Chernobyl disaster when I was in primary school. I was shocked yet full of curiosity and fascination. Reading every book I could find in my school library. 414 more words