Posts from year 2012

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New Years Eve in Manchester

New Years Eve in Manchester

After a day filled with crane spotting at Ontario Basin, music locations at Salsford Lads Club and strange insults at Bricklayers Arms, we were ready to celebrate the new year.

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Memories in Macclesfield

Memories in Macclesfield

Macclesfield is a sleepy town south of Manchester. While once being renowned for its silk industry, today very few visitors arrive here. Except for people with a keen interest in electronic music history.

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Music history in Manchester

Music history in Manchester

Much has happened since the Roman fort of Mamucium was established in 79 AD. After becoming the world’s first industrialised city, Manchester went on to become one of the most famous music cities in the world.

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Aliens in Nevada and New Mexico

Aliens in Nevada and New Mexico

What to do on a road trip through the presumably alien-infested territory of the American Southwest? Look for aliens of course!

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Road trip across the American Southwest

Road trip across the American Southwest

After driving over 3800 miles across five states and two time zones, it felt good to leave the car. It had been almost a decade since last time I drove a car along the busy streets of Los Angeles, but it was just as chaotic as I remembered.

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In the footsteps of the Blade Runner

In the footsteps of the Blade Runner

“Los Angeles, November, 2019”. That is the opening line for the classic movie Blade Runner from 1982. Well, this is Los Angeles 2012, and I guess that replicants and flying cars are simply not going to happen within 7 years. But I digress.

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Odd lifeforms in the Californian deserts

Odd lifeforms in the Californian deserts

Deserts are a magical place where you can find things that you wouldn’t expect. They are also areas that attract a certain kind of people, who are able to endure and even thrive in the open wastes.

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Bombay beach and beyond

Bombay beach and beyond

The desert wastes of eastern California is a strange anomaly. There are few places so distant from the American Dream, yet so alluring at the same time.

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Listening for cosmic signals at VLA in New Mexico

Listening for cosmic signals at VLA in New Mexico

As we drove across the flat plains of San Agustin, we could see for miles in every direction. Then the antennas of Very Large Array started to appear one by one.

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Having pie in Pie Town

Having pie in Pie Town

New Mexico is truly the land of wonders. Or should I say bonkers? There is something strange, bizarre or wonderful around every corner. After taking a shortcut along dirt roads with cattle guards we arrived at our destination, the aptly named Pie Town.

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