Monthly Archives: April 2021

Classical Contrasts 32 – Titus

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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

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Walking 32

‘Walking is mapping with your feet.’

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Blue Rope, Snettisham

Spring at Snettisham, Norfolk: Blue rope is used to cordon off and protect ground nesting birds like oystercatcher and ringed plover.

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Classical Contrasts 31 – Silenus

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Silenus was a companion of the god of wine Dionysus and leader of the satyrs.  Sometimes a purveyor of wisdom.  Parentage various, including Pan and Hermes.  Figure: Silenus with the Infant Baccus, French School, c. 1800-99, bronze; origin Colworth House, … Continue reading

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Oystercatcher, Snettisham

Oystercatcher found in the dunes at Snettisham on 30th March 2021. No obvious signs of injury leading to death. Digital image converted to monochrome and selenium toned with Lightroom preset.

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Snettisham Mud

At the early morning high tide the water lapped the shore like brown Windsor soup slopping in a bowl carried by a doddering waiter.  The sea retreated leaving a smooth chocolate desert finish to the beach.  Determined parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Walking 31

I described my current walking and photography project on 29th January, saying, ‘I want to explore the often messy nature of urban walking in the changeable dour months of winter that will transition into hopeful early spring’. My walks had … Continue reading

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