Category Archives: Street Photography

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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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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