Canalway Cavalcade 2

[fimg id=26497433040] On bank holiday weekend, boaters congregated at Little Venice on the Paddington Branch of the Grand Union Canal for the Inland Waterways Association Canalway Cavalcade. [fimg id=26676546732 size=Medium][fimg id=26496817630 size=Medium] An English village fete for boat dwellers of sorts, with agricultural show-style demonstrations of boating skills and equipment. […]


Bicycle in the snow - photocatalyst

Lambeth Cemetery

[fimg id=22115689091] Confusingly located beside the River Wandle on Blackshaw Road in Tooting on the far edge of the London Borough of Wandsworth, Lambeth Cemetery is closer to Merton than to Lambeth. [fimg id=10508989834] But established by Lambeth following the Metropolitan Burial Act of 1852, pushing burial grounds to the […]


Pylons marching

[fimg id=6836976205] [fimg id=9659631180 size=Medium][fimg id=7360031286 size=Medium] People say they’re ugly. [fimg id=9241174721] [fimg id=487964938 size=Medium][fimg id=6761181077 size=Medium] And want them put underground. [fimg id=8343311178] [fimg id=14745934514 size=Medium][fimg id=7886036502 size=Medium] But I think it’s a bit more complicated than that. [fimg id=10540605984] [fimg id=16766157866 size=Medium][fimg id=17264457788 size=Medium] [fimg id=16773565347]


Rouge on a corpse: Salford Chapel Street

[fimg id=7686943798] Three years ago I was passing through Manchester on the way from Edinburgh to Snowdonia. Took an evening stroll down Salford’s Chapel Street: the main A6 road from Salford Central to the rest of the borough. [fimg id=7686934180 size=Medium][fimg id=7686955464 size=Medium] They had just completed a Kensington High […]


BT Tower sunset silhouette - photocatalyst

BT Tower

[fimg id=3994410091] I wrote a little while ago about taking the same shot, of the same subject or view, again and again, in all lights and conditions, in Lots Road Power Station. [fimg id=2723600850 size=Medium][fimg id=2422605849 size=Medium] [fimg id=2277283637 size=Medium][fimg id=2274456053 size=Medium] Another one of those subjects, from a previous […]


Storr Lochs: the hidden funicular on the Isle of Skye

Where’s the working railway on the Isle of Skye? The railway doesn’t go to the Isle of Skye, right? It ends at the pier at Kyle of Lochalsh, or else at the harbour at Mallaig, where boats take you over the sea to Skye. But there is a railway on […]


Eclipse over Edinburgh

On Friday 20 March at exactly 8:30am, the moon began to get itself in the way a bit… …of the view of the sun from Edinburgh. Some people sat on Arthur’s Seat and watched it. Using cameras and solar eclipse glasses and boxes with holes cut in them and kitchen […]


Lines in the landscape: West of England Main Line

The West of England Main Line was the Southern Railway’s “Holiday Line”: the main route from London Waterloo to the West Country: to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall. It was also the route from London back to the childhood home, and over the years I managed to collect a […]


“Die In” 1

[fimg id=16786602056] Yesterday I reacquainted myself with just what an awful place Regents Street on London’s West End is. Made my way down the obstacle course that is the overcrowded footway to check on the protest making its way up from the other end of the street. [fimg id=16625074000 size=Small320][fimg […]


Flypast

[fimg id=16618502668] At 12:20pm two Chinooks, two Apache helicopters, one Sea King MK4, a C-130-J Hercules and two GR4 Tornados came up over South London and flew low over St Paul’s Cathedral and past the skyline of the City of London. [fimg id=16183741244 size=Medium][fimg id=16618531398 size=Medium] The conditions weren’t spectacular. […]