The cheeky faces of Mexico City

From the masks of Mexico City’s cheeky lucha libra wrestlers to the walls of art in dive bars and parks, to the boyhood fervor of an old man in his special puppet, Mexico City is very much a lived experience. To quote Edward Burnett Tylor: “Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, […]

A 3,900-mile journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway

What is it about train journeys that make us feel more alive than taking a plane or riding in the car? For one, trains are part of the environment. Like snakes, they can weave in and out of nature. They go unimpeded into mountains, cities, forests, and slither by oceans. There’s no better way to […]

All roads lead to Rome

No one situation, sale, or journey is ever the same; there are too many variables at play. As Christie’s international director of auctioneering Hugh Edmeades puts it: “There are many different ways of getting from London to Paris, but as long as you get to Paris, that’s all that counts.” The only consistent navigation seems […]