Monthly Archives: June 2019

Athens Shops

Walking around Athens I was struck by the number of shops and small businesses trading under apartment buildings in side streets under, often taking advantage of shady arcades.  Some of these were eccentric, like collections of oily old car engines … Continue reading

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Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture in Athens has an air of style, learning and privilege about it.  This is not surprising as it was established to house the collection of the wealthy and well-connected Antonis Benakis.  What was surprising, … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 22: Mobile Phone Photography

On Friday Jitka Brynjolffssen explored the potential of mobile phone photography.  Even in the short history of photography the phone’s rise has been remarkable: 1997 first patent, 2000 first cameras, 2007 smart phones and today ubiquitous.  Its benefits include: convenience, … Continue reading

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Six Days in Athens 2019

Thursday 6th June  Awake at six o’clock: blackbird singing; thrum of traffic on Kallirois drifting in; later, bells from nearby St. Panteleimon Ilissos.  Walked up to National Archaeological Museum via:  Hadrian’s Arch and Temple of Olympian Zeus; fine exhibition of … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 9

The subject here is taking a four-fold moment: smoking; reading a letter; finding shade from the sun; and escaping the crowds ticking off the Acropolis on their holiday to-do lists.  Even a tree root provides a comfortable perch under the … Continue reading

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Six Days in St David’s 2019

Sunday 19th May  Walked out to St David’s Head past Trwynhwrddyn and Porth Lleuog.  Paths edged by foxgloves, dog daises, campions, sea pinks and buttercups; lichen encrusted rocks on carpets of squill.  Distant horizon across a gently rolling grey-green sea; … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 21: Alternative Photography

The session last Friday (a joint effort with Alasdair Hayden-Wright) was an attempt to encourage members to look beyond the safe predictability of digital photography.  The message was: ‘Experiment, play, have fun’.  Central to this was revisiting the analogue world … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 20: Exhibition 2019

The U3AC Photo Forum Exhibition (U3AC offices until  21 June) includes 26 photographs by members of the group.  They are drawn from four projects tackled over the year: ‘Patterns’, Reflections’, ‘Song Titles’ and ‘The Other Cambridge’.  Through these topics they … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 8

Working, usually at a laptop, is one of the main occupations of people sitting in public.  And they are most often in cafes where the cost of office space in the price of a cup of coffee, say £3.00 for … Continue reading

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