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94 posts categorized "The World Elsewhere"

Lake Constance, Dawn

I had timed my departure for the dawn, but sunrise was only a bluing of the air....

Edinburgh notes (Edinburgh Art Festival)

Oh let's all go move to Edinburgh! I had barely a few hours in the city and they left me all aflutter. Changing trains between Elgin and Alnmouth I wrangled a half-hour at the Fruitmarket, a contemporary art gallery just......

All the temperatures of the sky (A sojourn in Scotland)

The light heats to gold, cools to gray. We leave the house once S is asleep and make for the Back Shore. We go past the maltings, and linger at the Point. The harbour is quiet, though sometimes a seal......

Weimar in Twelve Photos

A fortnight ago I took the train to Weimar to see friends and meet their newborn son. Mostly, he slept. When he flailed and frightened us with his roars, we put him in the sling and went to see all......

Returned (Edinburgh)

The best visits reverberate even after you're back. I spent a few days in Edinburgh with Clare and brought home the sound of gulls, the taste of Valvona & Crolla's San Francisco sourdough bread and Troy's quinoa salad, some linen......