Category Archives: Street Photography

Hull City of Culture

Hull City of Culture, dancing fountains switch on in May 2016: ‘Mel Chantrey, a former Turner Prize nominee, came up with the circle-inspired design two years ago and he was delighted to see his brainchild finally being given its moment … Continue reading

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Tate Modern

                  Photos: Tate Modern, London, May 2017

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Market Mannequins

Seeing this parade of bright figures yesterday made me think that I should continue with the mannequin project, not treat Mannequins – A Strange Parade (see  post 19th February 2017) as the end point.  Maybe I will.  Or is this … Continue reading

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EAT

Early coffee in Café Nero this morning. Market stall holders unpacking; punt touts about their business; Tourists converging on King’s Parade and snapping the sights. Then me with half an hour to kill and trying to avoid the bookshops where … Continue reading

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Woman in Black

The woman in black, her hand raised against the sun, stood at the edge of the Market Square looking up the street. She shifted from one leg to the other and back again.  Lowering her hand, she tapped her phone, … Continue reading

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Beddingfield Arms

Who is this figure loitering in the garden of the Beddingfield Arms, Oxburgh?  A young Robert Plant or maybe hints of John Lennon?  And why the four-faced Janus, smiling at the inn and scowling at the 16th century church of … Continue reading

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Cerberus

‘In Greek mythology, Cerberus is a three-headed watchdog who guards the gates of Hades. In Norse mythology, a bloody, four-eyed dog called Garmr guards Helheim. In Persian mythology, two four-eyed dogs guard the Chinvat Bridge. In Philippine mythology, Kimat who … Continue reading

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Red Runner

With the possible exceptions of robins, Father Christmas and Chelsea Pensioners I’m not at all sure about red as a fashion statement.  It’s just too loud and rarely does anyone any favours.  But to generations of seaside postcard printers red … Continue reading

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Bury St Edmunds

At the end of November DaveR and I went to see RoyH at his new home in Bury St Edmunds.  His address, Churchgate Street, roots it unmistakably in a historic town.  Pevsner says: ‘The architectural character of Bury in predominantly … Continue reading

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Buckingham Parade

To Buckingham on the 10th December to see the Humans of Cheltenham, chosen mainly as a convenient half way meeting point.  Past memories include brief stops on the long journey to the South West and a time-eroded sign that had … Continue reading

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Tate Modern

Discovered this when looking back at pictures to put on Trip Advisor – always worth revisiting and reworking what’s in the files. Photo: Millennium Bridge & Tate Modern, October 2016

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Pizza Delivery

London, global city, cultural capital, city of dreams, city of opportunity.  Openings galore for the brightest and best – from across Europe for the time being – good pay, and even internships are rewarded with prospects.  Collecting the lunchtime pizzas?  … Continue reading

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Abstract Mannequin

With mannequins, sometimes simplicity sells.  Independent shops, markets and stalls distance themselves from the high street with minimalist, abstract, conceptual figures.  Outlines, wire frames, straw bundles, glorified coat hangers become signs of alternative lifestyles and aspirations.  Sometimes the minimalist figure … Continue reading

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Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge

I’ve used a bike most days for goodness knows how many years and taken it for granted.  This juxtaposition suddenly made me see the bicycle as a kind of skeleton, a stripped down essence of something, a frame to flesh … Continue reading

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Gt St Mary’s Passage, Cambridge

Photo: Gt St Mary’s Passage, July 2016

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