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Persistence of the Dérive

My great aunt recalls a time we slipped away from family vacation on the streets of Bar Harbor and found a tiny bakery with the most fragrant coffee and delicious blueberry scones we’d ever had. 331 more words

Psychogeography

Celebrating Birmingham's New Temporary Vista

A superb temporary vista has opened up after the demolition of Birmingham Central Library, and this is a plea to observe it whilst you have the chance. 525 more words

Diary

OXFORD CIRCUS STATION

OXFORD CIRCUS STATION

The hustle and bustle of London’s Oxford Street just before the rush hour. When it’s excitingly busy without hemming your body and mind in too much. 60 more words

Paul Conneally

Going back in time to Toronto Island of the 1800s at Long Point

This post originally appeared on Spacing Toronto

While gazing over old maps of Toronto, I often long to experience the city before its landscape was so significantly altered. 683 more words

Toronto

Ramblings on Charles Baudelaire's 'The Painter of Modern Life' (1863)

Charles Baudelaire’s ‘The Painter of Modern Life’ (1863) was a thoroughly captivating essay as part of an introduction to Victorian notions of modernity. In essence, Baudelaire’s powerful and inspiring depiction and examination of the artist Constantin Guys leads one to reconsider the meaning of what it is to be modern; to reject the formal ‘traditions’ of the elite and follow a less predictable, more spontaneous creative path. 322 more words

Victorian