Elena Bowes

New York-London travel writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

Show to See: Stone Walls by Mariana Cook

September 9th, 2018
Deborah Bell Photographs, 16 East 71st Street, NY NY
Lovings: Art, Design & Fashion

Earlier this week I popped into a shoebox sized gallery on the Upper East Side. I remember reading somewhere on-line about an exhibition called Stone Walls by Mariana Cook. I was intrigued that the photographer, the  last protégé of Ansel Adams, spent eight years traversing the globe taking pictures of old walls. She went to...

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July 8th, 2018 | Ponderings

Going on Vacation

I am going on holiday and will be back, well, later. I have some serious reading by the beach that I want to attend to (scroll to bottom for my…

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