Category Archive: Monday Memories

Mar 10

Monday Memories: a Return to Instagram and Food Photography

It was this photo (above) that resulted in me giving up posting to Instagram just over a year ago. It didn’t happen straight after I posted the image, but a couple of months later when Lara asked me for the high-res, DSLR version of the image for a magazine story. But there was no high-res …

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Mar 03

Monday Memories: Tetsuya Wakuda

Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, Waku Ghin, Singapore. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

On a brilliant, bright, sunny Saturday afternoon in Sydney, Australia in 1990 Lara and I took a taxi to the slowly-gentrifying working class suburb of Rozelle. We were armed with three bottles of wine and were on our way to dine at a restaurant called Tetsuya’s. It became an afternoon that seductively confirmed my increasingly …

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Feb 24

Monday Memories: Crossing a Suspension Bridge in Battambang

A girl crosses a suspension bridge in Battambang, Cambodia. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

After getting a little misty-eyed while musing on our pre-Civil War travels in Syria and the special people we met, I decided it was time to look on the bright side and a destination recovering from a very tragic and violent past: Cambodia. In Cambodia, the past is still very present. We have friends our age who …

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Feb 17

Monday Memories: A Syrian Family in Their Beehive Home at Twal Dabaghein in Syria

A Syrian family inside their 'Beehive House', Twal Dabaghein, Syria. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

It was the ever curious travel writer Gertrude Bell who wrote so eloquently about the apparent anomaly of the conical mud-brick houses found in Twal Dabaghein and Sarouj east of the city of Hama, Syria. Comparing them to nothing found outside of “illustrations to Central African travel books”, Bell had the same feeling we did …

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Feb 03

Monday Memories: Umayyad Mosque in Old Damascus in Syria

Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria. March 2007.

The last time we were in Syria, back in 2009, there was a sense of optimism in the air. Or at least the illusion of optimism. New hotels, bars, restaurants, and boutiques had been popping up in the old towns of Damascus and Aleppo, and tourism – thanks to the magnificent castles, atmospheric souks, expansive Roman …

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