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Pollution over Cambridge

View north from Magog Down, mid-day Friday 14th January 2022: Cambridge lies under a blanket of pollution after three windless freezing days.

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Christmas Eve morning view from my window.

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Sainsbury Sunrise

Yesterday, the advantages of: shopping early; and carrying a camera.

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Park Street Car Park, Cambridge

Contractors are putting up scaffolding round the unlovely and unloved Park Street multi storey car park.  It is to be redeveloped as an apart-hotel with 250 public car parking spaces in the basement.  It closes on the 4th January. I’ve … Continue reading

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Regenerating Beech

At Wandlebury on Saturday to enjoy the autumn colours. Found this beech regenerating with eight new sturdy coppice-like growths shooting vertically from a fallen trunk.

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Coffee Stop

Bridges coffee shop, Tuesday 19th November; I’m on my way to the ‘Reading Women’ class.  Outside with a black americano and an almond croissant; it’s mild for mid-November, but a brisk wind rattles the awning overhead. I dip into Women … Continue reading

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Reading Women 4

Yesterday’s U3AC session looked at The Blessed Reader, images of the Virgin Mary, principally the Annunciation.  The pictures included: the Simone Martini altarpiece, 1333, in Byzantine style; the Fra Angelico fresco from San Marco, Florence, c. 1435; a Veneziano predella … Continue reading

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Footfall: Nice Cover, Shame About the Book

‘Does the artist understand their work best?’  That’s the question posed in the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Summer 2021.  Yes, argues critic Matthew Holman, ‘because they possess a more profound understanding of what they are up to’.  No, says … Continue reading

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Footfall Final

I introduced my Walking project on 29th January 2021.  Around 50 photographs from it have appeared up to 29th May, when I described bringing the work together in a Blurb book, Footfall – copies arrived on the 7th June.  The … Continue reading

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Walking 45

‘I walk because I like it.  I like the rhythm of it…’

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Walking 43

To walk at night is to yield to, or embrace, an outlaw status.

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Walking 41

‘…walking articulates both physical and mental freedom.’  

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Walking 34

‘…the idea of a city as a place of unmediated encounters…’

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Walking 28

‘A bridge between imagination and reality must be built.’

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Walking 27

‘It Takes a Year to Walk Around the Sun’

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