Fiction, film, art and design by:
Jay Corless
Cities
One Day in Istanbul
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A short video tour of Istanbul. The visit starts with the dueling mosques and then moves to the Grand Bazaar. From there you’ll see Ortakoy, the Islands, Topkapi and Galata. Music by Digi Galessio sourced from the Freemusicarchive.com. Share

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My Miami Guide

A colleague is going to Miami on vacation.  She apparently has a sweet deal to stay at the Seitai and a free flight.  How lucky is that?  I went to see her to talk about work and all she cared about was picking my brain about My Miami.  We got interrupted, I needed a coffee [...]

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The NYC G.O.A.T
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As the subway was pulling into the station I saw this guy ride by. As soon as I spotted him I knew I wanted to remember him. I ran to his car to get these snaps. His bike had speakers. I imagined he was going to Manhattan to bring his shine and music to the [...]

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Buckminster Fuller Web Doc

Short introduction to Buckminster Fuller and the US Pavilion at Montreal World Expo 67. Share

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Cities x Design Trailer

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New York State of Mime – A Photo Album
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From New York State of Mime, posted by Jay Corless on 10/17/2009 (125 items) Location, location, location? Why? This is a Great retail space. Low rent, park and s… Cozy Roebling Tea Room We do blow dry Dumbo buildings Traffic circus Not moving in traffic Stuck in Traffic Staring at the sky. Sunset over Manhattan [...]

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Zero Minutes Magazine
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Open publication - Free publishing - More post-its On a lonely fall day a few years ago, I decided to write and photograph, in the spirit of Jack Kerouac, anything and everything that entered my lazy mind.  It was sort of my tribute to streaming conscientiousness. But where Jack stopped at writing I added photography. [...]

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Freedom – the Parison Sk8 Diaries

Day 44.  This was actually shot on Day 44 but it has taken me a couple of days to edit and post everything online.  The youtube mass uploader never works.  I’ve tried that thing several times and it bites.  Sorry for the delay. The story?  Do you want this story?  I woke up suddenly overwhelmed [...]

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Three great things for an old lady VIP to do in Paris on Bastille Day

Its day 21 or maybe 22, its actually day 23 now, I can’t remember any more. For regular readers you may have noticed my blogging on the Facebook Chronicles has fallen off a bit. It’s simply because I have been moving from cell to cell this week so finding a moment to write with a [...]

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Five great things about being stuck in Paris

It’s day 14, what can I say? I spent a rather restless night.  It may be from all the coffee I drank yesterday, it may be from worry about my predicament or may be I was just too amped from watching Turkey nearly beat Germany.  I really doubt that’s what kept me awake.  As I [...]

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Five best places to be stranded

I’m into day thirteen of my most recent sentence.  I’m stuck in Paris waiting for my entry clearance visa to return to the UK to work.  Yes, you need a work permit to legally work in the UK if you are American.  I’m learning the hard way. I’m stuck in Paris and I truly feel [...]

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Five things I miss about Paris

Its weird, I’m weird at least, I don’t really know what I miss until I see it again.  I manage to compartmentalize emotions in the moment.  The emotions of leaving and departures are feelings I guess I have learned to manage.  I’m not a big fan of the long weeping good byes in airports or [...]

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An Unexpected Evening

My camera ran out of battery as I filmed the closing sequence to one of the most unexpected evenings I’ve lived in recent memory.  As some of you know I’m big into my self narrated videos.  I enjoy filming my life as if I were a bit actor in a much larger story.  I can’t [...]

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Guatemala Dreaming

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Guatemala? Does anything? To be honest it took me a little while to think of something. After a few moments though the images started to flow. First the images of incredibly colourful clothing came to mind. The clothing often worn by [...]

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Paris Guide – Quincampoux, Tire Boudin and Place des Victoires

Parts of this walk made me giggle when I first discovered these hidden gems. Other parts are about experiencing new emotions and pleasures. It’s a walk that is composed of several neighborhoods, the oldest and the shadiest streets of Paris. In some places you may cringe, in other places you may laugh while other stops [...]

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Paris Guide – Rive Gauche

France, the French and Paris are known for their great debates. Debates are an art form. They are often engaged in with no larger purpose than for debates sake. For many years I survived the debate circuit in France with only a few French words. ‘Camembert’ was my key word if discussion at dinner swerved [...]

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Paris Guide – The Hands of God Walk

If you only have one day in Paris this is the walk you must do.  It’s the walk that changed my life several times over.  This is the walk that has inspired my greatest moments and has offered comfort during my seemingly interminable miseries.  It is a walk that can last an hour like it [...]

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Paris Guide – Noma to Pompidou Walk

The Noma (North Marais ) to Pompidou walk covers a large part of the South and North Marais as well as the connecting streets to the Beaubourg Pompidou Centre area. This is a good half-day walk including museums, galleries, boutique shopping and a selection of cafes. It starts in the historic Jewish Quarter passes through [...]

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Paris Guide – Cannonball Walk

The cannonball walk is one of my favorite walks. It covers a part of the neighborhood my sister and I lived in for many years. It has history, great cafes and a nice outdoor basketball court. This is a slow meander that can take up to three or four hours or it can be done [...]

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The Last Goodbye

I left UNESCO for the last time yesterday. After thirteen years of almost fanatically serving a cause I walked away. I guess its early to describe the feelings I have for that place. It is after all where I have grown from a naive 21 year old intern to a realistic 34 year old man. [...]

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I Leave in a Week

I leave in a week.  I leave my current job at the end of March.  Ok, for you fact freaks it’s a little more than a week but I only have the time to do this now. I’ve worked here for over a decade.  I’ve enjoyed my time.  As with most jobs and most places [...]

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The Year in Review – 2007 Painted

So here I am.  One year later.  My apartment is cleaned and I’m ready to move out and onto a new life.  I leave London tomorrow.  I came to write a thesis.  I handed it in two days ago.  I also came to discover London and myself a little more.  I hope to slowly tell [...]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year people. I’m just taking a little break from my dissertation. I’ve been writing this thing for about a month now. The 25000 words became 18000 and now its down to the requisite hand in length, 15 000. I’m happy that its almost over. I’m also kind of sad. I’ve really enjoyed my [...]

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Cross Walks

I’m a big fan of observation, reflection and symbolism. It’s neat to sit and think about what drives people to do the things they do. With an active imagination I like to watch people walk the streets, sidewalks and train stations. I’ll usually pick one person from the safety of my café or bus stop [...]

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