Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Hometown Tourists

So of a recent Saturday, Anna and I decided to head into town and act like we just hit London.

We came out of the new Blackfriars Station for the first time - but, cool as it was to be in, it proved less photogenic than the famous Black Friar pub across the way This is where they're using the famous ghost bridge as part of the project to build the new Blackfriars Bridge Ah - back to the ole Founders Arms on the South Bank, for a refreshment stop They've done a really nice remodeling job inside; used to be a bit crap - one amongst many reasons always to sit outside And into the Tate Modern! We hadn't yet seen the current installation in the Turbine Hall

So, if you didn't get to see the Tacita Dean installation at the Modern, well, here's a walk-through for you. 8^)

And here's a bunch of photos of the room, and the people within it. It was a lot of light and shadow and great photography fun.

And back into the light, and over the water.

Anna really likes to be in photos Shakespeare's Globe! I like how you can just see the under-construction, skyline-changing Shard peeking out behind Southwark Cathedral Brews at Brew Wharf! Nuovo cerveza Española y Mexicali Borough Market! Another decent place to buy beer… The world-beating Borough Market falafel stand Anna's father worked on the restoration of Southwark Cathedral, so we always have to visit The lobby of the Daily Mail is a famous art deco monstrosity

  anna     art     london     photography  
close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
PANDORA'S SISTERS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
D-BOYS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
COUNTER-ASSAULT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Genesis, by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Three - Three Parts Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Four - Maximum Violence, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Five - EXODUS, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Six - The Horizon, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Seven - Death of Empires, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Eight - Empire of the Dead by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : NEMESIS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Nine - Cataclysm by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Ten - The Flood by Michael Stephen Fuchs
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