Bruce Chatwin

My First Moleskine

‘Le vrai moleskine n’est plus.’ lamented Bruce Chatwin in Songlines, when he heard the French manufacturer of the Moleskine had gone out of business in the 80s. He would use one for all his travel notes.

Harry Hole the maverick cop in Jo Nesbo’s crime fiction uses one.


Moleskine logo

“a simple black rectangle with rounded corners , an elastic page holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a nameless object with a spare perfection.”



an internal pocket

The legendary notebook used by artists  and writers over the past couple of  centuries.

A Milanese publisher revived the notebook in 1997. I found mine at the Winter Fair in Tbilisi, I’m not sure what I’ll use it for, notes , sketches or a mix of ideas….

I have a lot of cheap notebooks I carry around with me, now I also have a legendary Moleskine.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second Story

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second Story

This taxi driver was rather irate. The temperature was over 30 C (around 100 F). Indicating to turn left into a parking space, a driver coming from the opposite direction sneaked into the chosen space. Our taxi driver was left fuming, waiting for the sneaky driver to emerge from his car to get an earful of the taxi-driver vernacular.

Split-Second Story