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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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Fen Landscape – Willingham

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Rain approaching over Willingham, Cambridgeshire, 14th March 2021.

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Walking 23

‘…making the invisible visible…’

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Fen Landscape – Quy Fen

Two views of Quy Fen taken 30 minutes apart, 12th March 2021.

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Walking 22

‘…the sense of place that can only be gained on foot.’  

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Walking 21

‘They will discover out of ordinary things the meaning of ordinariness…’

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Painting and Photography

When he saw the first daguerreotype around 1840, the French painter Paul Delaroche (1797-1856), declared: ‘From today, painting is dead’.  He was wrong, of course, instead painting was liberated to develop creative new ways of exploring, understanding and depicting the … Continue reading

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Magog Down

Yesterday was a deceitful day, one of those when you start believing again that the seasons have changed, that spring is here.  It dawned bright and clear, the sun climbing into a luminous blue sky, streaming through the windows and … Continue reading

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