This is a short video I made at the beginning of February 2012, when I went to Ösi, a small village in Western Hungary, to mark my grandmother’s 95th birthday. It accompanies the photographic essay in this post.Read More
At the beginning of February 2012, I went to Ösi, a small village in Western Hungary, to mark my grandmother’s 95th birthday.Read More
This Nile Turtle arrived for breakfast every morning at the Longhouse Inn Hotel by the riverside in Dalyan. It was fed on any leftover eggs (scrambled and boiled). Some establishments on the riverside lure the species with chicken skin in order to attract more customers, a practice which is in fact harmful to this secretive turtle which is unable to digest this food alien to its natural diet. I would imagine eggs aren't great for it to be eating every day either…Read More
One morning while vacationing in Istanbul, I heard a chainsaw in the street. I tried to ignore it but it was a really intrusive noise and I wondered what was taking such a hammering. Curiosity got the better of me and I looked out of the window and was shocked to see a man cutting down the large Acacia tree (I think), in the yard of the house opposite…Read More
The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) is a 15in (381 mm) gauge light railway in Kent, England, operating steam and internal combustion locomotives...Read More
This is an update to a postI originally wrote in 2011,when I took a trip to Dorset to visit the unique landscape of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in Dorset, southern England.Read More
This is a re-edit of a video I made in 2010, which I never felt was right, and the music really annoys me.
I went to the British Museum yesterday. In the Great Court, the very first monumental sculpture you encounter is the magnificent Lion of Knidos.
A set of photographs from the Topkapi Imperial Palace in Istanbul.
Here's another video from a recent trip to Turkey, which I shot in 4k with my iPhone 7. This is of a short boat trip on the beautiful Azmak River in Akyaka in the Gulf of Gököva in Turkey. I recommend trying to watch it in HD (4K) if you can. It's really worth it...
This channel for guiding rainwater into a little drain is in the Imperial Harem complex in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.
Kaymaklı Underground City is contained within the citadel of Kaymaklı in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. First opened to tourists in 1964, the village is about 19 km from Nevşehir, on the Nevşehir-Niğde road...Read More
We were in the Mesale café in the Arasta Bazaar in Istanbul. The band assembled first, tuned up and then started playing some sublime music. Then the Dervish came up and performed his whirling dance.
A photo I took 7 years ago is now being used to illustrate the Wikipedia entry on Strand Underpass...Read More
These are the 17 photographs I uploaded to my daily photo diary on Blipfoto from my trip to Turkey in September 2014...Read More
Last Sunday I had the great pleasure of being invited along on a boat trip down the River Thames - a celebration of my partner's uncle's 80th birthday.
We set off at noon from Folly Bridge in Oxford, passed through two locks, sailed as far as Abingdon, turned round and came back...Read More
In June 2013, we took a day-boat to Sedir Island, also known as Cleopatra Island. After some time exploring the island, the boat readied for the journey back. As it turned in the water, it's propellor churned up the shallow, sandy seabed.
Cleopatra Island is a small island in the Gulf of Gökova in the southwestern Aegean Sea off the coast of Ula, Turkey. According to legend, Anthony and Cleopatra swam here and the sands were brought by ships from North Africa. It has been said that this type of sand can only be found in Egypt.
Yesterday I went for a spot of lunch and a wander by the River Wandle at Merton Abbey Mills.Read More