Travels with Pico

Pico Iyer, author of Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign , talked to guest host Mike Pesca about his most recent book, his international upbringing, and his interest in intercultural collisions. Their conversation sparked one of our listeners to write in:

My grandfather, the Greek archeologist Homer Thompson, said to me once: “After I’ve been in a place for a week I feel I can write a book about it. After being there for a year, I can’t even write an article.”

In the spirit of the recent Parks Commissioner’s foray into repurposing the New York State Pavilion, listeners called in with their nominations for spaces most worthy of restoration. One favorite was Brooklyn’s Monument for the Prison Ship Martyrs .

What forgotten structure do you think needs a little TLC? Let us know.