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The Grand Flaneur Walk

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Gentlemen, ladies, dandies, chaps, fops, boulevardiers and flâneurs: we are taking our silver-topped malacca canes to the streets once again, but this time not to shout about tatty T-shirt emporia on Savile Row. The Grand Flâneur Walk on Sunday 14th July in London will simply be a walk without purpose; a stroll without direction; a civilised amble without destination. There is far too much purpose these days, and far too many distractions for the art of flanerie fully to be practiced by those who refuse to be ‘too busy’ or ‘stressed out’ about something or other that in all likelihood…

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The Flâneur

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“The crowd is his domain, as the air is that of the bird or the sea of the fish. His passion and his creed is to wed the crowd. For the perfect flâneur, for the passionate observer, it’s an immense pleasure to take up residence in multiplicity, in whatever is seething, moving, evanescent and infinite.” Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life Charles Baudelaire may not have been the first man or woman to wander the streets of his city with no particular destination, and no purpose other than to absorb his surroundings, muse on whatever took his fancy and…

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Travel in Style For Less

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There are many ways to save money travelling. One of them is to sling your mighty wardrobe into a backpack, travel by omnibus and rough it with the longhairs in shared dormitories with no minibars or room service. The other is to use booking web sites that offer discounted board and travel, but this can be a minefield that takes you to web sites that seem to get uglier and less trustworthy-looking. One can quickly end up on a web page that looks as though it were hosted from a rusty favela on a remote Caribbean island. The Chap is…

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