When I’ve been to the Lake District before, I’ve mainly explored the Northern Lakes region around Derwent Water, Ullswater and Buttermere, and my only blog about the other end of the National Park until now has been a slightly tongue-in-cheek dig at Windermere’s comparative privatisation. But that was based on […]
I’m very behind on blogging events and shoots, like the Bristol Harbour Festival that we went west for in July. For cranes, trains, boats and bunting, including displays from tall ships and steam tugs, minesweepers and fireboats, as the old city docks hosted vintage vessels for harbourside spectators. We rode […]
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. But established by Lambeth following the Metropolitan Burial Act of 1852, pushing burial grounds to the then periphery of the […]
People say they’re ugly. And want them put underground. But I think it’s a bit more complicated than that.
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. They had just completed a Kensington High Street-style “shared space makeover”, with expensive shiny […]