Thursday, January 17, 2013


Underfoot. A tiny splendour. Amidst the current cold snap, I recall a recent  stroll along the 17th century coblestone walkway in Paraty, Brazil.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Selaron Ascends His Stairs to Heaven

May your soul ascend your spectacular stairs all the way to heaven, Mr. Selaron.  I climbed and marveled  at Rio de Janeiro's Selaron staircase  just a few weeks ago, and along with millions of Cariocas and  indeed travellers from around the world, I am saddened to hear of your passing. Rest in Peace, Brother.  I'll be back with a tile!