This channel for guiding rainwater into a little drain is in the Imperial Harem complex in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.
Colindale is a London Underground station in Colindale, a suburb of north London. The station is on the north-south Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Burnt Oak and Hendon Central stations.
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.
Just before noon today there was an enormous bang. We're all a bit jumpy given the recent attacks in Paris I think, and when we realised it wasn't right nearby, my coworkers and I all raced to the window. I caught a photo of the rapidly disappearing aftermath - the black smoke whipping away on the wind...
Last week I went up to the RAF Museum at RAF Cosford in Shrophire and got the chance to go inside the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R1, a Cold War-era reconnaissance and electronic intelligence gathering spyplane.
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
A photo I took 7 years ago is now being used to illustrate the Wikipedia entry on Strand Underpass...Read More
When I was a young lad, a schoolfriend lived in this house up the road from mine in Willesden, northwest London. this wall was there then, over 40 years ago. It's a shame to see it like this.Read More
I remember being blown away by the pioneering Bryce 3D landscape-rendering software when it first came out. Particularly the almost unfathomably complex, multi-layer and deep, deep interface, which felt like the future and the promise of imagined worlds made real, not only in the creation of visual imagery but in the way we manipulate computers.Read More
I happened to be going to the Leicester Square Theatre last night to see a comedy gig. While waiting to go in, I could see and hear the showbiz hullabaloo that was the world premiere of the new Hunger Games movie.Read More
One morning while at repose, I heard a chainsaw in the street. I tried to ignore it but it was a troublesome and intrusive noise and I wondered what was taking such a hammering. Curiosity got the better of me...Read More
I happened to be meeting a friend for lunch outside Highbury and Islington Underground Station last Friday and had some time to kill, so I walked round the corner, where it was less busy, looking for something to photograph.
I remembered taking a picture years before in Highbury Station Road...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
I've just got to record this for posterity. Watching the Chelsea vs Arsenal game on TV yesterday, I snapped this moment of bliss from the TV screen as Arsene displays his passionate displeasure at a bad foul and gives Mourinho a right good and well-deserved shove.Read More