Sao Paulo removed all billboards from the cityscape a few months ago. Apparently people noticed favelas they hadn’t known existed once the advertising wasn’t there to distract them.
Monthly Archives: August 2007
So after another whirlwind few weeks (we found a flat, moved in, got our stuff) we are now at Greenbelt, where I’m floating around doing various bits and pieces and Kari is singing with Sarah Masen.
It’s Kari’s first time at the festival and so far she seems to be having a good time, though it’s not really started yet. I’ve just started uploading my first set of photos for the weekend over at flickr.
We really enjoyed travelling in tuk-tuks in Cambodia, but 12,500 miles in one seems more than a little extreme.
‘The CIA’s secret interrogation program, like the lawless detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, is a major obstacle to any meaningful victory in the "war on terror."’
After months of planning, weeks of intense preparations, and two months enjoying a trip around the world, Kari and I have now arrived in the UK. In actual fact, we arrived a week ago on Friday, ten hours later than scheduled (never fly aeroflot if you can possibly avoid it) but very glad to be here.
The days since have been filled with getting bank accounts and mobile phones, catching up with and looking for work, and finding a flat in North London that we can call home for the next few months. We moved in today, to a two bedroom place in Harringay, though looking around it hardly seems like we’ve moved in; the vast majority of our belongings are languishing in customs waiting for all the paperwork to clear. We’re hoping they’ll be here before Greenbelt as camping at the festival could be tricky without a tent.
Photos continue to trickle onto flickr, and there are many more to come once I manage to work through the backlog.
Fascinating discussion of urbanism and militarism and the way in which global cities are the axis along which most power runs.
A summary from a Chinese knockoff of Harry Potter. Quite amusing — it makes me wish I’d picked some up while we were there.
Touring London’s curry houses borough by borough. Haringey is next.
"one little Swiss city is going its own way by creating a Stadt Lounge (city lounge). A public living room complete with sofas, lamps, rugs (they’re actually Japanese gingko trees, but use your imagination here), tables and a great big red carpet rol