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
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 a re-edit of a video I made in 2010, which I never felt was right, and the music really annoys me.
A video of an animated gif I made when I took a series of photos and saw that they would be interesting as an animated sequence.
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.
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.
Unimpressive low speed impact which I didn't even see until it had happened, though my hind-brain did register the noise of the impact. However, my dashcam recorded it.Read More
Idling in bed on a sunny morning, vaping away...Read More
Yesterday I went to Merton Abbey Mills. The old waterwheel was turning and I shot some video of it.
There has been working waterwheel on this site for hundreds of years. Originally used to grind corn, the waterwheel later powered machinery used in the dyeing and printing of fabrics, most recently by Liberty’s of London - until 1972.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.
This is video of a trip across the Bosphorus from Karaköy in the north-west across the straits to Kadiköy in the south-east. Made mainly with an iPhone 4S, in April 2014.
Music: "Eastminster" by Kevin MacLeod
A video of Rani, my Bengal cat, playing with a hairband in her box. Hairbands are her favourite toy by far. You may notice that the box has been systematically chewed at the edges. One day, soon, it will be no more.
Also, I have a very noisy dishwasher.
A peacock has a standoff with a young kitty. The cat is just fascinated by the peacock's feathers but the bird isn't having any of it. The rustling you hear is the sound of it's feathers - part of it's display, or a warning to the cat maybe. The cat is distracted by a human and the peacock makes it's move. It's all over very quickly.