Kate Imbach

writer, traveler, documentary filmmaker. former startup person. https://tinyletter.com/kate8


Santorini


The restaurant on a rocky Santorini pier was lit up like a surgical theater, two hundred-watt bulbs bleaching any possibility of romance right out of existence. Octopuses were strung…


How to Browse the World’s Largest Gift Shop


by Kate Imbach

photographs by Geoffrey Ellis

The world’s largest gift shop has ten million items for sale…


Edinburgh


At the castle no one was royal. They dragged along their common provenances, hometowns banging around on the cobblestones behind them like oxygen tanks keeping them all alive. In front…


Santorini


The restaurant on a rocky Santorini pier was lit up like a surgical theater, two hundred-watt bulbs bleaching any possibility of romance right out of existence. Octopuses were strung…


The Isle of Skye


It took three trains, a public ferry and a redheaded fisherman’s taxi to get to the Isle of Skye. I was sitting in the drawing room of an aristocratic Scottish family’s lodge…


Belfast


I wanted to touchdown in Irish grey, in lashing rain and churchly dampness. Instead we landed in disappointing golden autumn glow and found Belfast prettily tucked inbetween mountains…


Boston


There’s a famous sign in Boston that sits along a traffic clogged stretch of road leading to the bridges and highways out of the city. The sign says: “If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now…