An Expat Childhood in 1930s Kowloon

Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in the 1930s When Joyce Fitch lived in Hong Kong, rickshaws were a form of public transport, the only way to cross Victoria Harbour was by boat and there were about 1.5 million people living in the territory. Fitch was born in England and spent most of her youth and […]

How a Roast Duck Sees Chinatown

Melbourne’s Chinatown as shot with a camera made from a duck Earlier this week, I paid a visit to Martin Cheung‘s studio in the Cattle Depot Artists’ Village in To Kwa Wan. I was there to speak to him about his work with pinhole photography, a medium that uses crude, handmade cameras to record images […]

Monday 8pm

Melbourne Mondays, dreaded by most, but not when the sun’s shining. Princes Bridge La Trobe Street

Posted in: Asia Pacific by Alastair Taylor 1 Comment ,

Australia is Drying Up

Australia is suffering from its worst drought in years. Meanwhile, smoke from bushfires in eastern Victoria has blanketed Melbourne in a thick, toxic haze.

Posted in: Asia Pacific, Environment by Alastair Taylor Comments Off on Australia is Drying Up , ,

Around the Block

Literally. I’ve moved. Finally settled at last and now have a 3051 postcode — North Melbourne. Not only have a I moved but have also secured full time employment — I’m finally feeling like I’ve arrived home and I wish for the past ten weeks of limbo to become a faint memory ASAP. Anyhow, North […]

Posted in: Asia Pacific by Alastair Taylor Comments Off on Around the Block , ,