‘In the contemporary city, the eyes on screens often outnumber those on the street.’
Shingle Street is not somewhere you go for the architecture. Pevsner ignores it in his Suffolk, though that is no surprise. Its distinctions are found in the works of nature, not humankind. Yet the hamlet is not without interest, with … Continue reading
‘…a way to bask in the faint human warmth of brief encounters, acquaintances, greetings, and overheard conversations.’
A visit to Shingle Street yesterday – first since October 2020 – a day of haze and bright April sun with skylarks singing and hares out on the marshes. The cycle of changes rolls on: a new island has formed … Continue reading
‘How do you navigate a city where the streets have no names?’
‘No walk, as far as I am concerned, is ever wasted.’
The abutments to the Lodes Way bridge over Reach Lode have big open arches to allow for flooding and the free moment of grazing animals.
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‘…the idea of a city as a place of unmediated encounters…’
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Tiw/Tyr is a Nordic figure associated with war, justice and the law. He can be equated with Ares, the Greek god of courage and war, one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. Figure: Tīw or … Continue reading
I fulfilled a long-held, though modest, ambition last weekend: to walk along Reach Lode going north-west from the village – previous walks there have always been south along the Devil’s Dyke. The village had the quiet of a sleepy Sixties … Continue reading
The Congregational Chapel in Reach was built in 1862. It could seat 290 worshipers and in its day was extremely well-supported. The Fens have a long dissenting tradition: the Church of England was never popular, being seen as all too … Continue reading
‘…the less one wanders the city the more alarming it seems, while the fewer wanderers the more lonely and dangerous it really becomes.’
I’ve put forward a proposal for a new course in 2021-22. Photography, like all of the arts, does not exist in a vacuum, yet too often we take photographs at face value, paying attention to what they are of rather … Continue reading
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Titus was Roman emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death. Before becoming emperor, Titus gained renown as a military commander, serving under his father in Judea during the … Continue reading
‘Walking is mapping with your feet.’