Monthly Archives: March 2021

Cliffing – Snettisham

What is ‘cliffing’?  Irrational attendance at Cliff Richard concerts?  The act of falling off a cliff?  Noun or verb?  The Urban Dictionary offers ‘To talk/sing to one’s self’.   The Oxford English Dictionary makes it a noun:  ‘The action or sport … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 30 – Satyrs

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Satyrs, lustful wild men of the woods devoted to drink and sex.  Sometimes depicted with horses or goats’ tail and legs.  Part of the retinue of Dionysus. Figures: herm of a satyr blowing a conch shell and herm of a … Continue reading

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Tyre Fire

It’s beautiful and appalling: a pile of worn out motor tyres dumped and set alight leaving a mass of soot, charred rubber and a tangle of rusted reinforcing wire like spun burnt barley sugar.  Beautiful for: the abstract expressionist contrasting … Continue reading

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Walking 30

‘We can walk,’ said Rose.  ‘Walking won’t do us any harm.’ 

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Classical Contrasts 29 – The Olympian Courtship

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Meleager offering Atalanta the head of the Calydonian Boar. Meleager, one of the Argonauts.  Host of the Calydonian boar hunt, he killed the boar and presented the skin to Atalanta.  Son of Oeneus and Althea. Atalanta a virgin huntress, who … Continue reading

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Walking 29

‘In the city, one is alone because the world is made up of strangers…’

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Fen Landscape – Quy Fen Pit

The water level in the coprolite pit at Quy Fen is exceptionally high.  This winter (December, January and February) has been the 5th wettest since records for the UK began in 1862.

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Walking 28

‘A bridge between imagination and reality must be built.’

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Fen Landscape – Kingfisher Bridge

‘Since 1995, the Kingfishers Bridge nature reserve has transformed 250 acres of farmland into a variety of wetland habitats and become a vital sanctuary for numerous endangered species of the Fens. Situated some ten miles north of Cambridge and bordered … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Padney Fen

View north across Padney Fen from Kingfisher Bridge Nature Reserve. What’s under wraps here? Early potatoes?

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Walking 27

‘It Takes a Year to Walk Around the Sun’

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Walking 26

‘…the liberating possibilities of a good walk.’ 

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Classical Contrasts 28 – Nero

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Nero was Roman emperor from 54 to 68, the last ruler of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, he was the son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, the sister of Emperor Caligula. Nero’s father died in … Continue reading

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Walking 25

‘A public space is the space we share with strangers,…’

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Walking 24

‘…surrealism’s domain was the street and the stroll was a crucial practice in its attempt to subvert and challenge our perceptions.’

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