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Off To Screenwriting Research Network Conference in Porto, Portugal

September 9th, 2019 No comments

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Posting here might be a bit light over the next week as Rosanne and I head to Porto, Portugal for the annual Screenwriting Research Network Conference. This conference has become our yearly excuse for travel and has taken us to Leeds, UK, Wellington and Dunedin, New Zealand, Milano, Italy and now, Porto. Even though I am not actually part of the conference, it is always a great time as we explore a new country and re-engage with all the friends we have made from SRN. If you are a screenwriter, I would highly recommend you check out the group and these annual conferences.

Google Map of Porto woith sights marked

While I record Rosanne’s presentations during the conference, I often have 1 or 2 free days on my own to explore and photograph the area. If you follow my Instagram account you know that I often have hundreds of photos from each location and slowly roll them out over the reset of the year. I expect Porto to be much the same. I have already done my usually explorations via Google Maps and found a number of interesting gardens and sites to visit. I wish I had more Portuguese language in my head, but right now it looks like Google Translate will be a very close companion during our 5 days. 

Off To Screenwriting Research Network Conference in Porto, Portugal

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Watch this space — and Instagram — for more news of our trip!



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Navigating the Green Book via Google Maps Mania

September 5th, 2019 No comments

In the 1930’s Victor H. Green started publishing an African-American travel guide (first published as ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’ and later as ‘The Negro Travelers’ Green Book’). In the guides Green reviewed hotels and restaurants which welcomed Black customers during the time of Jim Crow laws and racial segregation.

Back in 2013 the University of South Carolina created an interactive Green Book Map which visualized over 1,500 listings from the Spring 1956 Green Book. Unfortunately the University of South Carolina’s interactive Green Book Map has suffered the Google Maps API kiss of death and now all the map tiles are stamped with unsightly ‘For development purposes only’ warnings. However there is no need to worry as you can peruse the new NYPL Navigating the Green Book route planner instead.

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An interesting link found among my daily reading

Bosco Verticale Seen from Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

August 26th, 2019 Comments off

Bosco Verticale Seen from Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy

Bosco Verticale Seen from Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

An older apartment complex covered in trees and plans near this new and decidedly modern piazza with striking office buildings, huge Unicredit tower, fountains, restaurants and shops.


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Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

August 24th, 2019 Comments off

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Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy

Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 24th, 2019 Comments off

What are your favorite piece of architecture? Share your memories in the comments!

 

Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

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“Rising 330 feet above Sixteenth Street, the Daniels and Fisher Tower in Denver was based on St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice and opened in 1911 as a beacon drawing shoppers to the adjacent Daniels and Fisher department store. The Daniels and Fisher department store closed in 1958 and was demolished for Denver’s Skyline Urban Renewal Project in 1970–71, but the tower was spared and eventually converted into offices. The tallest structure in Denver for more than forty years after it opened, the tower continues to be one of the city’s most iconic buildings.” — Colorado Encyclopedia

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Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

August 23rd, 2019 Comments off

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Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 23rd, 2019 Comments off

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

“Rising 330 feet above Sixteenth Street, the Daniels and Fisher Tower in Denver was based on St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice and opened in 1911 as a beacon drawing shoppers to the adjacent Daniels and Fisher department store. The Daniels and Fisher department store closed in 1958 and was demolished for Denver’s Skyline Urban Renewal Project in 1970–71, but the tower was spared and eventually converted into offices. The tallest structure in Denver for more than forty years after it opened, the tower continues to be one of the city’s most iconic buildings.” — Colorado Encyclopedia

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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

August 22nd, 2019 Comments off

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Denver Chalk Art Festival

Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

We took a moment to do some sightseeing while in Denver for @denverpopculturecon and just happened to be in time for their annual Chalk Art Festival 

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Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

August 21st, 2019 Comments off

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Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy

Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

August 21st, 2019 Comments off

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Denver Chalk Art Festival

Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

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