Category Archives: Travellers

OK, it’s been done before, but it’s still a perfect opportunity for people watching, for observing strategies for coping with the pressures of travel. There’s sleep at one extreme and endless chatter at the other with work, reading, gaming and i-pods in between.

Private World

One of the pleasures of travelling by train is to imagine the lives of others from overheard conversations, the books and papers they read, the files they riffle through. Life stories can be built up from the little they reveal. … Continue reading

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Travel time

Train journeys once inspired ‘Adelstrop’, ‘The Night Mail’ and ‘The Whitsun Weddings’. Photo: 10.47 Cambridge – London 2nd June 2015       Photo: 14.14 London – Cambridge 2nd June 2015

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Tottenham Hale

The loneliness of waiting for a train. Photo: Tottenham Hale Station, London, July 2014

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Urban Art

Make-up as urban art. Photo: Oxford Circus, London Underground, February 2014

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Reverie

Cambridge to London: sleep, or musical reverie, descends minutes into the journey. Photo: 09.20 Cambridge to King’s Cross, October 2012

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8.15am

Sleep, reverie and concentration. Photo: Cambridge – King’s Cross, September 2012

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Noon Train

12.00 Cambridge to Birmingham New Street.  Ely stop.  Cat and coffee essentail traveling companions. Photo: Ely, August 2012

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06.15

Photo: 25th July 2012; the 06.15 London to King’s Cross

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To KC

Travelling to King’s Cross on the Victoria Line.  An uncrowded train and the open end windows sending a breeze through the carriage.  Sometimes travelling on the London Underground is not a wholly unpleasant experience. Photo: Victoria Line, London Underground, May … Continue reading

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To Roubaix

Different worlds travel in the same tram. Photo: Lille – Roubaix Tram, March 2012

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All Liable

15.31h Hastings to Charing Cross, Thursday 16th February, 2012 : sleeping on trains is no respecter of persons, we are all liable – I had just woken up. Photo: Hastings to Charing Cross, February 2012

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Commuters

London Bridge Station, 08.23h, Thursday 16th February 2012.  Heading south to Hastings I’m going against the flow. Photo: London Bridge Station, February 2012

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Piccadilly

Shooting from the hip is a game of chance – you can’t tell what’s happening.  And you don’t see the warning sign ‘No memory card’ flashing on the screen.  I wonder what those pictures on the outward journey to Piccadilly would … Continue reading

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Disembodied

Reflections transform an ordinary bus journey into a strange disembodied movement in time and space.  A sideways glance from both subject and photographer. Photo: Bloomsbury Street, London, 1st September 2011

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Piccadilly Line

Two strangers and a brief encounter. Photo: London Underground Piccadilly Line, 3rd August 2011

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