Rouge on a corpse: Salford Chapel Street

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 stone paving looking delightfully incongruous […]

BT Tower

I wrote a little while ago about taking the same shot, of the same subject or view, again and again, in all lights and conditions, in Lots Road Power Station. Another one of those subjects, from a previous commute to an earlier office for another job, was the BT Tower on Cleveland Street. The Post […]

Storr Lochs: the hidden funicular

Where’s the working railway on the Isle of Skye? The railway doesn’t go to the Isle of Skye, right? It ends at the pier at Kyle of Lochalsh, or else at the harbour at Mallaig, where boats take you over the sea to Skye. But there is a railway on Skye. It’s below the spectacular stacks […]

Eclipse over Edinburgh

On Friday 20 March at exactly 8:30am, the moon began to get itself in the way a bit… …of the view of the sun from Edinburgh. Some people sat on Arthur’s Seat and watched it. Using cameras and solar eclipse glasses and boxes with holes cut in them and kitchen colanders. As the city entered […]

Lines in the landscape: West of England Main Line

The West of England Main Line was the Southern Railway’s “Holiday Line”: the main route from London Waterloo to the West Country: to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall. It was also the route from London back to the childhood home, and over the years I managed to collect a few shots of the line […]

“Die In” 1

Yesterday I reacquainted myself with just what an awful place Regents Street on London’s West End is. Made my way down the obstacle course that is the overcrowded footway to check on the protest making its way up from the other end of the street. It almost didn’t make it: just a small number of […]

Flypast

At 12:20pm two Chinooks, two Apache helicopters, one Sea King MK4, a C-130-J Hercules and two GR4 Tornados came up over South London and flew low over St Paul’s Cathedral and past the skyline of the City of London. The conditions weren’t spectacular. Looking south over Clerkenwell from the roof of the Angel Building through […]

10 hours at Level 39: Docklands

I photographed an event at Level 39, the “Technology Accelerator” on the 39th floor of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf. In amongst photographing people workshopping how to accelerate technology (or cancer research in this instance), I caught a few bits and pieces of Docklands and the cityscape of East London. Out over the Isle […]

Reboot

Apologies, dear RSS subscribers, for the deluge of old posts you’ve just received. And apologies for not supplying you with anything new for so many months. I have finally given in and ceased trying to maintain a bespoke content management system with 8 year out of date HTML and webdesign. Instead, I’ve ported the site to […]

Uncanny Valley

On a small wooded peninsula where there estuaries of the Dwyryd and Glaslyn meet at Penrhyndeudraeth south of Porthmadog in the foothills of Snowdonia in the kingdom of Gwynedd, you can find the Uncanny Valley. Portmeirion: the construction that looks just close enough to being a village as to be eerie, but just far enough […]