The Streets Of Lisboa
The sidewalks of Lisbon are overwhelmingly cobbles, and there must be hundreds of people employed repairing the sidewalks, like this guy: There is a casual grubbiness to Lisbon, where a fashionable hotel is immediately adjacent to an abandoned lot, overgrown with weeds. The political graffiti is much less than when I was here in the late 70’s but there is still a lot of it, so the streets...
Dinner At SolMar
Out with Euan Semple, Suw Charman, and Steph Booth last night, eating in the Praça dos Restauradores in Lisbon. This morning, the Shift conference has started. [credit: David Tebbutt for photo] Here’s the neon sign:
My pal Lars Plougmann has a boss flat in London, near London Bridge station. Here’s his pic of me: And mine of him: And the view from his deck, which is like 10 meters square with a 270 degree panorama over the Thames:
The New Bedouins: This Is Over The Top
With the number of laptops per capita at coffee shops going up, we have all become a bit inured to the office-like feel of the corner espresso bar. However, this morning I was at the University Ave *$ (Starbucks), absorbing my favorite accelerant and reading the New York Times, when a local character made his entrance, carrying in a large PC, including LCD monitor. It was a relatively large floor...
Jon Stewart For President
Actually, this is probably a good idea: the Stewart/Colbert ticket.
WTC: The religious event and the movie
David Weinberger is for secularizing our grief arising from the World Trade Center disaster: [from WTC: The religious event and the movie] “The attack on the World Trade Center was a despicable act of mass murder. As is true for too many of us, people I know lost loved ones there. But those deaths did not make the ground sacred. There’s something dangerous and unseemly about...
Death Of A President
Wish I was going to the Toronto Film Festival to see D.O.A.P. (Death Of A President): [from mediabistro.com: FishBowlNY] “Synopsis: Set in the near future, at a time when American foreign and domestic policies have further polarized the country’s electorate, Gabriel Range’s feature debut explores the fallout from a horrific attack on the administration. D.O.A.P. is a...