The Entrance lights

The Lights at The Entrance

Visiting The Entrance on the Central Coast recently, I was struck by how many shops had illuminated signs in their windows. Typical examples are the Open signs pictured here but there were others too, flashing and blinking, scrolling and winking their endless words of welcome. It was as if a gung-ho illuminated sign salesperson had […]

Dubai beach

Dubai – 100% man-made, nothing non-artificial

Dubai makes the rest of the world seem fake. That might seem like an odd thing to say, given that it’s usually regarded as being the other way round. After all, everybody knows that Dubai is the ultimate in fakery, a completely artificially-constructed glass-and-steel playground, ‘man-made’ in every glorious, jaw-dropping, common-sense-defying meaning of the phrase. […]