Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a fantasy character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the Easter Hare originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season Eastertide.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Love of Things

"Life has now taught me that love of things, like unrequited love, takes its toll in the long run."
Adolfo Bioy Casares, Asleep in the Sun

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Day Dreamers

"I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in space."
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wandering through the streets of Porto

"Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin."
Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?

During 2013 I visited Oporto in Portugal twice to attend educational conferences. After delivering my academic papers I spent idle time wandering through the old town, Ribeira district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admiring the beautiful blue and white tiles that cover many of the buildings, and the typography of local shop signs.