Helen Morgan - Snapperup of unconsidered trifles

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From memory: Sie verlassen jetzt West-Berlin

Friday, November 13th, 2009

My photographs of the Berlin Wall, taken in 1989, are amongst the most regularly viewed in my Flickr photostream. Understandable in the lead up to the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Wall on 9 November this year. Some of them are mine and a few are a fellow traveller’s, collected by me at […]

Postcards, history and the souvenir hunter

Monday, November 19th, 2007

What constitutes a good memento of travel? Kate Holden recently reflected on this in The Age (A2, 20 October 2007, p.3), noting that you can buy Vegemite and Tim Tams in London (so no point bearing these as gifts) and you can get most things in Australia, so what then is worth bringing home as […]

Blue Mauritius launched in… Mauritius!

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Blue Mauritius was launched in Mauritius during my recent visit, and it was a lot of fun. The launch was organised by and held at the Blue Penny Museum in Port Louis (the capital city of Mauritius) on Friday 20 October – a lot of hard work to get it done so quickly by Alain […]

Chiuso martedì

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Until arriving in Italy yesterday my language skills have not been overly tested. In Mauritius most of the people I know can speak English, and I can make myself understood in French, thanks to seven years study of the language and a Latinate use of my hands. I still find Creole – the lingua franca […]