San Francisco: Why I hate TED Talks and love Rebecca Solnit


Infinite Coincidence

dsc_0530From LA to San Francisco I take the train. This feels like a novelty because I didn’t know the US still had trains. In Mexico (where I’m living at the moment, viz. November 2015) the train network was broken up and sold off in the early 1990s, and I assumed that the whole train network in the States had long ago suffered a similar fate. It’s one of the many things that surprise me on my inaugural visit to the US.dsc_0445San Francisco feels like a greatest hits of some of the nicest places I’ve ever been to. In Chinatown I have an uncanny sensation that I am back in China. I understand that this is kind of the point of Chinatown, but still. The sights, smells and sounds seem to be those of a place that exists in itself, rather than a mere stopping-off point for tourists.dsc_0419The layout…

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About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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One Response to San Francisco: Why I hate TED Talks and love Rebecca Solnit

  1. Thanks for introducing me to this interesting blog.

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