Slow Travel

A sybaritic day in Shanghai

Yunnan folk cuisine at Lost Heaven in Shanghai, China

Carl Honore praises slowness

When in Paris...

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Scanning through old emails before dumping/archiving this morning...

Friday Flaneur: Munching music

An earnest folk-singer, in cavernous Martin Place, competes with a “burger with-the-lot”, for the attention of lunch time strollers. Better were she a plate juggling sword swallower, than guitar player.

Flaneur (n). A person who strolls the city in order to appreciate it.
Are YOU a flaneur - a la Baudelaire or Sontag?

Michael Sorkin proves there's a raconteur in every flâneur

"In Twenty Minutes in Manhattan, Michael Sorkin, an architect and critic, makes like Jacobs and immerses himself in the rhythms and patter of the street. He has shaped his book according to the contours of his daily stroll across a dozen or so blocks of Lower Manhattan, from the top floor of his five-story Greenwich Village walk-up to his office in TriBeCa. Walking, Sorkin writes, is 'a natural armature for thinking sequentially,' providing opportunities for heady musings on all manner of city life. Yet his peripatetic narrative is anything but linear.

To the Slow movement what Das Kapital is to communism

For all those Canadians checking in having seen the CBC documentary, the Globe and Mail recently wrote this about Under Pressure:

“A look at the mismanagement of the contemporary child: overprotected, overindulged, over-stimulated. An indispensable, anecdotal, comnmonsensical guide to why our kids are depressed, lazy and fat, and what we can do about it.”

The Stylish Hotels Of Andalusia

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