Not a word I use, but one I often hear. My first encounter with the root word 'awe' was as a child when we described something horrible as 'awful'. It's synonyms are words such as: disgusting; nasty; terrible; dreadful; ghastly; horrid; horrible; vile; foul I fitrst encountered a slightly different usage in Kipling's Recessional. We … Continue reading Awesome!
This is a story from my book Beyond Borders: a conversation across boundaries Buildings in Ainaro, Timor L'Este, destroyed by retreating Indonesian troops and militia Beginning a Journey A Blue Bird taxi arrived within minutes. Staying close to Ngurah Rai Airport afforded a stress-free connection with the early morning Timor L’Este flight. “Selamat pagi, pak,” … Continue reading Beginning a Journey
In 1972 I bought an Olympus Pen F, a half frame 35mm camera with an excellent set of lenses, from Bee Loh Photo Suppliers on Bras Basah Road in Singapore. Ironically, I'm back in Singapore as I post this. In an earlier post I mentioned that I talked this through with a friend. We had … Continue reading Half Frame Images
I seldom post photos alone. Here are a few shots I've taken, they are mostly iPhone shots. Mentawai IslandsFort Canning, SingaporeTeges, Bali IndonesiaUbud, Bali, IndonesiaHoly Transfiguration Monastery, NSW, AustraliaKranji Wetlands, SingaporeAthensOtterMarket stall, Ainaro, Timor L'EsteSaprophytesSydney, NSW, AustraliaCannonball tree flower, SingaporeSarai River, Timor L'Este
Some twenty-six years ago I had the privilege of working with talented television producer Pria Viswalingam. Born in Kota Bahru, Malaysia, in 1962 Pria has since travelled the world and is a globally recognised documentary filmmaker. I happened to be going through some old DVDs recently and came across the edition of Fork in the … Continue reading A Fork in the Road
Here is a short video with glimpses of each of the stories in my new book Beyond Borders: A conversation across boundaries. The book is now published as: 1. An Apple Book in a multimedia format 2. A Kindle with links to a multimedia site. 3. As a pdf (see the link on this page) It took me … Continue reading Beyond Borders At a Glance
Here are just a few of the images associated with stories that appear in Beyond Borders: A conversation across boundaries. The full multimedia version of the book is now available through Apple Books. For your copy just click on the Apple Book icon opposite, or use the link below, and visit the Apple Books store. … Continue reading Beyond Borders is Now Live
This panorama is assembled from photos taken at my special place in Coogee. My first book Seen and unseen: A century of Stories from Asia and the Pacific, begins a short distance from this very site. The Prologue to my work https://soundcloud.com/maximos-russell-darnley/beyond-borders-conversations-across-boundaries-prologue Reactions to my work To paraphrase one reader's response to my latest work, … Continue reading Beyond Borders: Prologue