Category Archives: Street Photography

Pied Piper

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the eponymous character in a legend dating back to the Middle Ages from the German town of Hamelin.  The story describes a piper dressed in multi-coloured clothing, who is a rat-catcher hired by the … Continue reading

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Urban Photographs

Roger Estop has an excellent blog: ‘Reading urban photographs – What photographs tell us about places’ (readingurbanphotographs.com).  In a posting, ‘Urbanism through the window’, Roger quotes a definition that, ‘Urban design is everything that you can see out of the window’; and … Continue reading

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Clocks

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, / Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, / Silence the pianos and with muffled drum / Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.  The first, less well-known, version … Continue reading

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Red Balloon

The Red Balloon is a 1956 French fantasy film by Albert Lamorisse.  It follows the adventures of a young boy, Pascal, who one day finds a red balloon, which follows him through the streets of Paris. Pascal and the balloon … Continue reading

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Collecting Comfort

In the coming week the five main terrestrial TV channels will show over 26 hours of programmes devoted to antiques and ‘collectables’.  What drives this anodyne output?  For the programme makers, the comparatively low production costs is an attraction.  For … Continue reading

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Pink

A Google search tells me that: ‘The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The pink color stands for unconditional love and understanding, and is associated with giving and receiving care. Since pink is a combination of red and white, … Continue reading

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Car Futures

Computer controlled self-driving cars are being touted as the future for motoring.  Well, just maybe, though it has the ring of one of those mistaken ‘Tomorrow’s World’ promises about it.  Will it be safer, or at least as safe as … Continue reading

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Street Photography – Two Views

Earlier this week I spent an hour with David Runnacles drinking coffee and looking through his latest Cambridge street photography.  David has a very distinctive style.  His slices of street life are inhabited by lots of people, usually in close … Continue reading

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Mismanaged Destination

I spent a large part of my professional life studying the impact of tourism on historic towns and promoting destination management.  In the blessing v blight debate I was inclined to the former and promoted value over volume.  Walking around … Continue reading

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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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