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Views of an Imaginary City IX – A Neighbourhood Beauty Remembered

A Neighbourhood Beauty Remembered: Narimoa in Peleosti It is not uncommon in the older neighbourhoods of Sensuka to come across a narimoa, a monument to a local beauty. The majority of these statues were created around a century and a … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City VIII – A Neighbourhood Best Avoided after Dark

A Neighbourhood Best Avoided after Dark It’s a strange thing about those old narrow streets by the river in the eastern part of the Sofluri district. By day, the area is really quite picturesque and charming, with its cobbled passageways, its … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City VII – The Stairway to Nowhere at Tanalisca

The Stairway to Nowhere at Tanalisca Sensuka is a city of many religious orders, and contains within its limits an incredible number of sanctuaries, convents, monasteries, and missions. The monastery of Tanalisca is among the most famous of these, owing … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City V – Lisipéh Terraces

Lisipéh Terraces The Lisipéh Terraces take their name from Lisipéh hill, a rocky outcropping that rises steeply out of the narrow river valley upon which the centre of Sensuka is built. A century ago, owing to its forbidding topography, the … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City IV – View of Rilito Harbour

View of Rilito Harbour The Sensuka suburb of Rilito is built around a fine harbour that has long made it a centre of the local fishing industry. In the last decade, however, the neighbourhood has acquired an unexpected fashionableness, owing … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City III – The Cloud Oracle at Marikora

The Cloud Oracle of Marikora Rather than such messy and, when one comes to think of it, somewhat dubious sources of divination as are the reading of tea leaves and sheep entrails, in Sensuka the foretelling of future events is … Continue reading

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The Temptations of Fast Food

I think the best moment for me would be right before removing the sandwich from its waxed paper wrapping. I’ll be sitting at the table, carefully arranging the fries and the drink on the tray on either side of the colourfully … Continue reading

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