Monthly Archives: January 2020

Cloak – Hot Dog

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Hercules ans Antaeus

Relaxing, if rather muddy, walk from Anglesey Abbey to Quy Fen yesterday.  Returning along Quy Water the bare winter trees allowed glimpses into the private part of the Abbey where Hercules and Antaeus wrestle on the lawn.  The figures, in … Continue reading

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Victor Prout

Thanks to JulieW for telling me about photographer Victor Prout – she has been reading Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River, which includes a character based on Prout.  Prout (1835-77) was active in the 1860s, the specialising in pictures of … Continue reading

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The Acropolis

Black+White Photography magazine for February 2020 (No. 238) features photographs of the Acropolis by Tod Papageorge, under the title ‘Like Ancient Gods’.  The pictures were taken in 1983-84 and are from On the Acropolis by Papageorge, published by Stanley/Barker.  They … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 22

‘Women reading in art refers to any artistic work representing or portraying one or more women in the act of reading. This subject matter is quite common, with images appearing as early as the 14th century.[1] Viewers are often exposed … Continue reading

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Eva Konikoff

Who was Eva Konikoff?  Tove Jansson – Letters from Tove includes many letters from the artist and creator of the Moomin stories to Eva Konikoff, sent between 1941 and 1967.  The editors of the letters, Boel Westin and Helen Svensson, … Continue reading

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Hunstanton Rock

Hunstanton: striped cliffs.   Red and white chalk, limestone; Carrstone, sandstone, sand cemented by iron oxide. 70 – 135 million years ago under cliff-building sea. Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest; rich in Albian ammonite fossils.

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Hunstanton

Sitting on the eastern side of the Wash, Hunstanton is the only place on the coast of East Anglia where you can watch the sun set over the sea. It’s ‘Sunny Hunny’.  In the afternoons it’s rendered in contre-jour light … Continue reading

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Dalmatians

Dalmatians, the most photogenic dogs.  ‘The Dalmatian is a breed of medium-sized dog, noted for its unique black, liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days. Its roots trace back to Croatia and its … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 22

‘Well, our visitors have been, and gone, and also mother and Joan, and I think they all enjoyed themselves what little time they were here, although Arthur was afraid that he would be frozen down here, as he had never … Continue reading

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Bus Travel

One of the pleasures of riding on the upper deck of a bus – street photography in comfort.  Brian Sadler, one of my economics lecturers, said that if the Romans had seen a double decker bus they would assume that … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 21

Tuesday 31st December, the end of 2019, but not the end of the disruption to the norm that extends from around December 20th to a point in the New Year when the sales are exhausted and those that have too … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 20

A feather-topped fetish has appeared at the end of the whelk line where the shingle ridge plunges to the sea.  At its foot feathers planted in the stones shiver in the wind.

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