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Bombed Out – Sold Out!

Bombed Out – Sold Out!

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Punk Graffiti. I might be 6,000 miles from the UK but I’m still keeping up with Bombed Out! matters, and I was sort of pleased to hear from Waterstones in Liverpool that they had sold out of my book and desperately needed more copies. The bad news, of course, is I am here in Vietnam, but fortunately I ... Read More
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Strange Bedfellows: The Hanoi Hilton Then And Now.

Strange Bedfellows: The Hanoi Hilton Then And Now.

2 days ago
The Main entrance to the Hanoi Hilton POW Prison in Hanoi. The Hanoi Hilton, or Hoa Lo (“Hell’s Hole”) Prison, as it was more locally known, was built by the French in the late 1800s during their period of Vietnamese colonisation, to hold Vietnamese political prisoners. The Hanoi Hilton before partial demolition and redevelopment. During the Vietnam War, the North ... Read More
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Unusual Tribal Cemetery in the Cambodian Jungle.

Unusual Tribal Cemetery in the Cambodian Jungle.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: a Human image in an overgrown Jarai Tribe Cemetery in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia. We were in remote Ratanakiri Province, not far from the Vietnamese border with our guide, and we motorbiked up a dusty road in the middle of nowhere on our way to visit a Jarai Tribe cemetery, if we could find it. Ratanakiri is where I based ... Read More
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John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

3 weeks ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
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Life In Vientiane, Laos during the Vietnam War  – Russian Spies and a Hippie Government

Life In Vientiane, Laos during the Vietnam War – Russian Spies and a Hippie Government

7 days ago
Above Photo: Terry Wofford collects safe drinking water during the 1971 flooding in Vientiane (Robert L. Wofford, uwdc.library.wisc.edu)  The below are some of the recollections of Terry Wofford, a British woman who arrived in Vientiane in 1968 during the Vietnam War, and who married an Air America pilot, Robert L Wofford, in Nong Khai, Thailand. What made me go to ... Read More
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