Downtown Container Park, Las Vegas.

Downtown Container Park, Las Vegas.

This shopping venue uses 78 containers repurposed by the International Port Management Enterprise, whose other projects include a shipping container high school and a portable art gallery. Repurposing containers can put some of those which go out of service to use. However, architect Mark Hogan challenges the assumption that their incorporation in architecture is good … Continue reading

New York City Street Art.

New York City Street Art.

A work of street art on the famed Houston Street wall by artist John Matos in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) “In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, … Continue reading

OGL Luncheon, 28 April, 2017.

OGL Luncheon, 28 April, 2017.

Our Next Old Guv Legends Luncheon will be held on Friday, 28 April, 2017 commencing at 12 noon. Venue: West Adelaide Football Club, 57 Milner Road, Richmond. A Salad Bar is now available at Westies. Pictured: The late Fred Hardwicke (The Old Cray) and Bruce Lockier (The Turkey Carver) preparing Christmas Lunch for the Jobbing … Continue reading

“Sark”.

“Sark”.

The Last Feudal State, Sark. Sark is about three miles long and one mile wide, with a population of 600. Prior to the constitutional reforms of 2008, Sark was governed by the Chief Pleas – the feudal parliament – comprising of 40 unelected island landowners and headed by the “Seigneur”. Since 1565, when Elizabeth I … Continue reading

Bar at the Bottom of the World.

Bar at the Bottom of the World.

Just off the small Zodiac boat required to access freezing Galindez Island in Antarctica lies the world’s southernmost bar — the Bar at Vernadsky Research Base. This tiny, one-room social area is located among the same research facilities where scientists first discovered the hole in the ozone layer. The bar was built by carpenters during … Continue reading

El Ateneo Grand Bookstore.

El Ateneo Grand Bookstore.

Housed in a magnificent early 20th century theater, El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is one of the biggest bookstores in South America, and thanks to the vision of architects Peró and Torres Armengol, it is now one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. The building originally housed the theater Teatro … Continue reading