Palimpsest: (noun) something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. Underneath the flying buttresses of Seville cathedral is a mosque. Radiating out from that centre, the mosaic geometries of Moorish architects give shape to this whole city, where Catholic iconography is lain thickly overtop like paste. At the centre of…

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Familiar, strange

Part of the draw of travelling is not-belonging. I’ve stepped away from the warm embrace of Salt Spring –  a place so familiar it’s mapped like the lines in my own hand.  This morning put the ‘travail’ in travel; feeling lost myself, lonely, acutely strange in the roaring tumult of Mexico City, taking it all…

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