Thursday, April 13, 2017


To Caltech - California Institute of Technology - tonight, to hear a lecture by my old and dear friend Lynn Nead - on the aesthetics, the blacks and whites and shades of grey, of post-war London, and of their resonances with the return of the only-semi-repressed: Victorian England.  Interesting and provocative though it was - Lynn's always someone I'll go and hear speak if I possibly can - this didn't really mesh at all with the aesthetics of the CalTech campus.  I'm shocked that I haven't set foot on it since - yes - 1988.  It's very beautiful (and extraordinarily dissimilar to my early memories of post-world-war-2 London, all gaping bombsites and ragwort and rosebay willowherb).

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