This summer, I was lucky enough to make a solo trip to Alaska. While this wasn’t my first
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Birds. With one stretch of their wings they can soar and glide through the sky with a majesty and freedom that man (and woman) can still only dream of. They are majestic, magnificent and make driving home for Christmas seem insignificant when compared to their staggering migratory paths.
They also freak me out…
Great tingling tastebuds, do Americans know about food. Yes, it’s easy to knock the hamburger, the behemoth “sodas” and the rather strangely named corn dog. The portion sizes may overwhelm and…
The sun that sets in Key West is not subtle. It flames across the sky, capturing clouds in its blaze of amber, scarlet and peach, drawing their lilac-grey sighs into a resplendent performance…For all the colourful language, it’s true…
Water. In the space called Frederick Sound, the water waits silently. There’s a
Seattle’s Pike Place Market has pulled off an outrageously flamboyant version of the American Dream: it’s made selling fish sexy.
It’s a narrow wooden bridge, so when a girl runs past, the reverberations affect us all. She’s a teenager, or maybe older, in classic blue jeans and US sneakers, with flowing blonde hair. A few minutes later I see her again, wrapped in a traditional Tlingit cloak and chanting with her ancestors.
We’ve crossed the bridge to the space outside Chief Shakes’ House, some 1000 miles north of Seattle.
Ballard, a northerly neighbourhood of watery Seattle, has a history of seafaring, sailing and shipbuilding. Salmon and Scandinavia are the words you’ll hear around here, in between the neat rows of wooden houses with oh-so-American front porches.
I didn’t find much graffiti, but I did find…
So simple, so fresh, so utterly amazing. Ice and fire fascinate me at a […]
The dazzling (if incongruously named) Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, designed by Frank Gehry. More on my recent adventures…
Despite studying science, there are a few things that always seem…
Bright white and blue – that’s the typical image of a glacier, isn’t it? Milky glacial water, iridescent ice and a sky full of sunshine or perhaps the swirl of falling snow.
The Baird Glacier in southeast Alaska has a rather different chemistry…
I’ll admit it, the very term “Flightseeing” made me flinch a little. It’s right there with staycation, functionality and deplane as the opposite of words that make me smile.
Yet, one glance at the floatplanes walking on water changed my mind…
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