Category Archives: Travels

Photographs taken during travels outside the UK and being collated into a photo book. Pictures included here are emerging from the selection process, but may not be included finally.

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 18

This guardian looks as if she’s not just taking a moment: she has the air of a permanent fixture, someone for whom the moment has become a lifetime of dedication to the tranquil beauty of Agios Kapnikoreus amid the bustling … Continue reading

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Tablets on the Acropolis

TUI has provided its visitors to the Acropolis with tablets and handy sunshades.  Presumably a tablet avoids the need to look at the real thing, see and think.  Perhaps tourists now don’t even need to get off their air conditioned … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 17

Taking a seat, taking a moment, is not always a solitary experience: sometimes a space is shared by choice, sometimes by necessity.  Here it’s a matter of necessity – like galleries, there are never enough seats on stations.  The space … Continue reading

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Trees Bend

The religious minded might imagine that these trees in the precincts of St David’s Cathedral are genuflecting as an act of religious observance and respect.  No, their lean is in submission to the wind, a bow to nature not the … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 16

The seated one might be taking the moment to gaze proprietorially at the view.  ‘The “tourist gaze” is explained by sociologist John Urry as the set of expectations that tourists place on local populations when they participate in heritage tourism, … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 15

This series of pictures looks at people sitting in public places.  Does this mean the public domain and any space used by the public?  Or is it any place exposed to the public gaze.  This woman is reading The Midnight … Continue reading

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Only Colour Will Do 2

A while back I wrote that in photography sometimes ‘only colour will do’ (25th March 2019).  This is another case in point.  It also shows that sometimes, often even, a single picture stands in its own right, rather than necessarily … Continue reading

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Covehithe, Suffolk

I visited Covehithe, Suffolk, on Friday (19th).  It was my first time there since 1980, when I wrote about it for the East Anglian Magazine – the days when local and regional magazines carried such things, not just today’s consumer … Continue reading

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