War & Peace: Lisbon, Portugal

War & Peace: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal Phillip Wenturine Vietnam An old woman perches atop a fifth-storey window. Her elbows rest on the wooden frame, once painted—now chipping, the remnants of burgundy flaking off more and more each day. Her hands reach for dried laundry that flutters on...
War & Peace: São Paulo, Brazil

War & Peace: São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil MW de Jesus Brazil The Name Waldemar Adelino da Silva was one of nearly 26,000 Brazilian soldiers, called expedicionários, who fought under the command of US forces in northern Italy during World War II. Brazilian soldiers arrived in Italy in 1944...
War & Peace: Cupertino, California

War & Peace: Cupertino, California

Cupertino, California Devi Laskar USA Homestead Road was not entirely unfamiliar to me when I first moved to the neighbourhood where it begins, at the cusp of two Silicon Valley towns: Sunnyvale and Cupertino. The two-lane road snakes past a few older side streets, a...
Lost: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lost: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina Angela Lang USA When I stepped off the plane in Buenos Aires, I smelt burnt tires, smog and a dash of sea salt. The immigration agent saw my American passport and asked about the political situation in the United States. I gave him my defeated...
Lost: Parks Highway, Denali National Park, Alaska

Lost: Parks Highway, Denali National Park, Alaska

Parks Highway, Denali National Park, Alaska Erica Watson USA Once, I wrote an imaginary break-up note in part to my partner, but more to the place we live: “It’s not you, dear, it’s the highway: its infuriating linearity.” I imagined the road as a cage. Its singular...
Lost: Zagreb Croatia

Lost: Zagreb Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia Anja Mutić Croatia The street I live on has two blocks and one intersection. It is lined with American hackberry trees which turn verdant from spring through fall, and then go bare. At its eastern end, it meets another street, where my mother lives in...
Seen: The Cotswold Way, England

Seen: The Cotswold Way, England

The Cotswold Way, England Anne Louise Avery England ­ In my beginning is my end.  Now the light falls Across the open field, leaving the deep lane Shuttered with branches, dark in the afternoon. An excerpt from T.S. Eliot’s ‘East Coker’ from The Four Quartets,...
Seen: Adelaide

Seen: Adelaide

Adelaide Jillian Schedneck Australia My husband’s friends lived east of the city, and whenever we visited, I was jealous of their space. Their living room was wide, the backyard substantial, their dead-end street serene and homely. Our house back then, to the south of...
Seen: Brooklyn, New York

Seen: Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York Valerie Piro USA About a year before I was born, my parents and six-year-old sister moved into a house in southern Brooklyn, in a neighbourhood that is often cut off of tourist maps. The semi-attached house has a faded lime green exterior with a...
Treasures: Streetview – San Diego

Treasures: Streetview – San Diego

Streetview: San Diego Madhushree Ghosh USA Illustrated by Marta Munoz England In 2014, I started my life over by returning to San Diego, the Californian city on the Pacific Ocean. It’s a city I have claimed as home, even though landlocked New Delhi will always be...
Firsts: Streetview: Mumbai

Firsts: Streetview: Mumbai

Streetview: Mumbai Murzban Shroff India Illustrated by Gaurav Ogale India The gypsies had been there ever since I can remember. There were men, women, and children. The men were dark, surly, and unwashed, often bearded. They looked older than the women, who were too...