Here is an overview of my book Seen and Unseen: a century of stories from Asia & the Pacific with a selection of images reflecting aspects of the stories that unfold in its pages. Both paperback and kindle versions of the book are available through Amazon. Further background on my book is also available on it's website.
‘Magic, Polygamy & Triangles’, a story from “Seen & Unseen: a century of stories from Asia & the Pacific”
This is just an introduction to the 'Magic Polygamy and Triangles". After this brief introduction the story segues into the intrigue of a love triangle and magic. In all this is a tale of duplicity, intrigue, fear and accusations of witchcraft.
The author on “Seen and Unseen: a century of stories from #Asia and the #Pacific”
Common views of Asia and the Pacific, from the outside, often confer undue prominence to such things as typhoons, tsunami, earthquakes, malaria or even magic. While these can be confronting realities in the Asia-Pacific region beyond such differences even more remains unseen and misunderstood. Frequently unacknowledged are the influences Asian and Pacific cultures exert far beyond their borders. … Continue reading The author on “Seen and Unseen: a century of stories from #Asia and the #Pacific”
Decadence: Decline of the Western World
This past week I attended the premier of Pria Viswalingam's latest documentary Decadence: Decline of the Western World. I wasn't disappointed. Although I'm broadly familiar with Pria's basic thesis on the decline of the western world and share most of his views, I was still surprised by this extraordinary treatment. Pria explores and lays bare … Continue reading Decadence: Decline of the Western World
#Trams: a short pictorial study by State Records #NSW
State Records NSW has a remarkable collection that’s been extensively digitised. Since one of the themes of this blog is trams, or light rail as the rather over engineered contemporary version of a Sydney tram is called, I’ve planned a series of posts on trams. Reproduction rights: State Records NSW Globally trams are on the … Continue reading #Trams: a short pictorial study by State Records #NSW