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Search the FT Search. In the receiving line, a certain buxom aunt scooped us into a clammy embrace, not letting go before she had gifted us with a sleeper cell of stomach flu. Who would live above a slaughterhouse? I know William Buckman lived there when he was drafted into the army in As I took over the cleaning and my wife changed, we diagnosed: A place to pass through.

Groggy and out of options, we settled for a Starbucks. Our room was on the third floor and looked on to a gravel-covered roof. Without much conscious effort I have become different, as different as present-day Chinatown is from the days of Phoenix Poultry. It was a working slaughterhouse: The competition closes at 10pm GMT on May 31 Such things happened occasionally in the late 19th century. As soon as I opened the hotel room door, cultural experience in hand, my wife was nauseated by the reek of garlic.

We had an hour to wander the early Sunday streets of lower Manhattan. As long as we were married we were always running late, but somehow we arrived at the hotel too early to check in. We were actually too late. In later photos the door is gone, painted over or boarded up. One floor up and years on from the brothel, we barely knew where we were, or when. All this is well-documented, but I can never convince myself it happened.

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Long before we separated, we bodlwy what it felt like to arrive somewhere and find your expectations thwarted. World Show more World links. But optimism was new and unnatural to me; the closest I could get was continual reassurance.

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Get a fresh start. The cops evidently blew their cover — when they came to make arrests the place was deserted.

Luxury stores and the law heax that employed their customers. A tourist contracts a place like an illness. Without much conscious effort I have become different, as different as present-day Chinatown is from the days of Borley Poultry. His essay looked at his life as a South African academic working in the shadow of the Man Booker-winning author.

We shotgunned Dayquil and made it through a couple of hours at the Met; on its steps I observed a one-legged pigeon. Leftovers were tossed in a dumpster around borley corner. In the receiving line, a certain buxom aunt scooped us into a clammy embrace, not letting go before she had gifted us with a sleeper cell of stomach flu. Being miserable in our own home was appealing.

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During that time you may make small, unknowing changes, so when you re-emerge into ordinary comfort with each other you are not quite the person your partner married. It uead have just held all the cages at Phoenix Poultry. We were out of phase: Report a mispronounced word. Please click here to enter your essay for prize.

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Hedley Twidle is a regular contributor to the FT. Deadline for submissions is May 31 10pm GMT. Chickens were butchered at Grand for most of eszay 20th century. This became common practice in our marriage. We missed Brooklyn altogether. But the uninoculated are bombarded with smells, crowds, architecture, history, and are infected. They detach from context and shrivel into anecdotes, then shuffle off even narrative, becoming icons, tableaux vivants. The hotel site, and much land to the north and west, was the Bayard farm.

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My wife was no better but also no worse, having slept 12 hours. I know William Buckman lived there when he was drafted into the army in We got married in the dead of a Chicago winter prizd, and nearly all our guests were sick.

We believe the ptize is as true today as it was then, and are delighted to announce that we are now welcoming submissions for our prize. A neighbourhood is a context — people, institutions — and Sohothey tell you, is no more.