Mark C. O'Flaherty

Battleship Island

Battleship Island

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The violence of the weather, and the mangled ghostly architecture, with its mountains of rubble and rows upon rows of smashed windows, creates something weird and otherworldly. It is The Tempest, rewritten by J.G. Ballard"

Long walks, crash landings

Long walks, crash landings

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The wreck itself, juxtaposed with the beach it will never move from, is beautiful. It is ruined and tarnished and weathered and frightening"

Review: <em>The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren</em> by Paul Gorman

Review: The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren by Paul Gorman

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"Ruthlessly self-serving and cruel, often cringe-inducingly pretentious, but also, more than anything, a raffish savant"

Scratching the surface

Scratching the surface

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

Independent and underground cinema is a dream palace for the rediscovery of the lost landscapes of London and New York City

Review: Virgin Atlantic – London (LHR) to New York City (JFK)

Review: Virgin Atlantic – London (LHR) to New York City (JFK)

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I wondered though – this design has cost fortunes. How many people signed off on it before it went into production?"

Times Square, it is a changin’ | Review: The Times Square EDITION

Times Square, it is a changin’ | Review: The Times Square EDITION

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I periodically locked gaze with the barman, who was clearly also hoping for some Godzilla-type event to hit the hotel"

The best airport hotel in the world. Perhaps | Andaz Delhi

The best airport hotel in the world. Perhaps | Andaz Delhi

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I spent afternoons staring out the window at planes take off, contemplating my strange new life, living in this non-place"

The rooms with all the views | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

The rooms with all the views | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I don’t think the Taj Mahal is all that. I don’t know how else to put it …"

Review: British Airways – New Delhi (DEL) to London (LHR)

Review: British Airways – New Delhi (DEL) to London (LHR)

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The reason for all this? Almost all air space north of Delhi being closed due to possible imminent war"

Nights on the tiles | Why I’m not moving to Lisbon just yet

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"A pianist. At breakfast. Playing the love theme to Tootsie"