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
Common ground is a series of photos of (mainly) south London commons and common land. I've created a new gallery, and you can see more of the series in this Flickr album.
Originally in medieval England the common was an integral part of the manor, and was thus part of the estate held by the lord of the manor under a feudal grant from the Crown or a superior peer, who in turn held his land from the Crown which owned all land.
Five black and white photos taken within the last year...
I took a photograph in Paddington Station a few days before coming across one taken from almost the same spot 35 years earlier, in 1982.
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 are some photographs (and a brief video) of Bonsai trees that I took at WindyBank Bonsai the other day.
Last night, a trip to Battersea Arts Centre to see a new film called Sea Sorrow, the directorial debut of Vanessa Redgrave, which highlights the plight and courage of refugees.
I went to the British Museum yesterday. In the Great Court, the very first monumental sculpture you encounter is the magnificent Lion of Knidos.
Walking back from the post office in Streatham, I glanced into this very urban phone box and spotted a pair of scissors in there.
Yesterday I went to the South Bank to meet up with some old friends. This is the only successful photo I took, so it is my daily diary photo.
A set of photographs from the Topkapi Imperial Palace in Istanbul.
Here are ten of my recent Instagrams, in no particular order.