DAY 80: VINTAGE UNICORNS…

Is there anything better than a vintage garment that you feel was made for you? You scan the rail and your eyes lock on it’s bright colour and pattern. It’s lust at first sight. You’ve been doing this long enough to know what you like and you can spot it within a 0.2 second scan….

DAY 77: KEYS…

Around my neck I carry the keys to the world. Antique keys that I seek out whenever I’m in another city that speaks to my soul. Old and rusty, strange and curious shapes, from eras and possibly buildings, belonging to people, that are long gone. An intricate and ornate, swirling, gold plated key from the…

DAY 76: WALLS…

I don’t understand how you can just have two or three pictures on your wall. Picture. Gap. Gap. Picture. Gap. Clock. Gap. Gap. Gap. Picture. How do you look at all that…space? How does your mind and imagination drift as you get sucked into the imagery, the fantasy of the art, the memories of the…

TRAVELOGUE: DAY 14 – HOUSTON…

For photos of this post, click here. And so here we are. The final day of this current adventure. Another 9 hour train ride has landed me back in Houston, where I have 24 hours until my departure. My hurried quest to find a cheap but reasonably decent hotel has placed me in chain food,…

NEW ORLEANS: DAY 11…

Fore corresponding photos click here. My final day in this gift of a city. Let’s make it a good one. My first mission of the day was a little shopping errand, via breakfast. Back to Bywater to collect as many Mexican Folk items as my budget and luggage capacity will allow. The shop, the Bargain…

TRAVELOGUE DAY 2: HOUSTON – 13.07

I arrived in Houston with no expectations or plans. With less than 24 hours there at the start and end of my trip it was very much a stopover. But this city treated me very well indeed.