Highgate and Archway – Ghosts and Graves (Part One)

0 A disillusioned young lad creeps out of the home of his wealthy master. Despite his hard labour, he is poorly paid and can no longer tolerate the beatings by […]

Kuala Lumpur – Tropical Birds, Orchids and Hibiscus By the Lake Gardens

1+ It’s early morning at my local train platform. As I wait, I hear the “cuc-koooo” call of the spotted turtle doves (image here). Or so I think, until I’m […]

Kuala Lumpur – A Browse Around Brickfields

2+ Once upon a time, Brickfields was a quiet little Indian residential settlement. And then in 2009, the original Little India along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman was moved out. “More […]

Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Gardens

0 It all begins with a State Treasurer named Venning and a British Resident named Swettenham. One day, they meet for a drink in tropical Kuala Lumpur. The story then […]

The South Bank (Part Three) – Blackfriars Bridge to Millennium Bridge

0 In 1715, bridges over the Thames were scarce. So an Irish actor named Thomas Doggett jumps on a river ferry to get him back to his residence in Chelsea. […]

The South Bank (Part Two) – Hungerford Bridge To Waterloo Bridge

0 It’s a story straight out of a James Bond movie. It’s 1978. A Bulgarian dissident writer stands at a bus stop at Waterloo Bridge. He feels a sharp pain […]

The South Bank (Part One) – Westminster Bridge To Hungerford Bridge

0 1500 years pass before a second bridge is built over the Thames in central London. Until then, London Bridge is the solitary bridge on this side of town since […]

Bletchley Park – The Code Breakers Part II

0 And so from this morning, I’ve done Bletchley part one, there is so much more to learn, of work that here was done, And now in Part II I […]