A steam train to Bodiam Castle: I seem to have something in my eye

Other People’s Places: Hitchhiking to the South of France in 1975 and feeling disappointed with Nice, all roads leading to Anglesea. Riding on a steam train somehow evokes vintage and filmic memories, such as the ‘Brief Encounter’ line “Oh dear, I seem to have a smut in my eye” or the whistled message and writing…

The Striders: The cloud is a place where nothing ever happens

Other People’s Places: America 1770. Maps as Spectacle. early 1980’s Hull. An unexpected trip to the 70’s. ┬áThe Cloud. My colleague Lydia Plath organised an International Research Symposium last week. I was presenting with Ken Fox on The Desert in Breaking Bad and and with Sam Hitchmough on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Tours, which will…