Tales of the City

Tales of the City -Picture it: San Francisco, 1976. Big hair and hedonism, disco dancefloors and decadence. Read about Armistead Maupin’s captivating novels.

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Escape to Barbary Lane -I travelled 5000 miles to make a pilgrimage to a place that isn’t real. The mythical Barbary Lane is more of a state of mind than an actual place: the heart of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels.

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This is San Francisco -It’s been a few years but here’s a look back at my trip to the grooviest place on Earth. There’s a video to watch and you can click on any of the pictures for full size technicolour.


Postcards From Barbary Lane – an occasional series of imaginary postcards from the mythical Number 28.

Mona Ramsey - Postcards From Barbary LaneCollage of an imaginary postcard from Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the CityPostcards from Barbary Lane - Mrs Madrigal

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