Category Archives: Cambridge

Watercolour

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Fading Images

Fading Images is a web site resource for: people researching their family histories; and historians interested in Cambridgeshire photographs and photographers. Sections of the site include: an A-Z of photographers; a list of photographic societies; dating old photographs; and mystery … Continue reading

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Man – Mango

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Male Gaze – Female Gaze

This sculpture, by Matthew Derbyshire, outside Cambridge North Station depicts Greco-Roman deities Hercules and Galatea and is intended to question traditional perceptions. Galatea is shown as a strong, dynamic and empowered figure challenging Hercules, who is sculpted to appear rigid … Continue reading

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Mask

Face covering does not provide protection against the Medusa strain of Covid.

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douce hair salon, Eddington

The square at Eddington awaits shops and services to bring it to life – Sainsbury’s and Argos are a start, but could be anywhere.  The douce hair salon in a gleaming Airstream caravan is a quirky start. Arthur Eddington said, … Continue reading

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David Runnacles – reality checkpoints

A surprise arrived with a thump on the doormat last Friday: the latest book by David Runnacles, reality checkpoints – cambridge photos 2021. David is a man of few words and a brief text on the front cover flap sets … Continue reading

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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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Reading Women 3

Women predominate in paintings of people reading.  This reflects reading as a gendered activity: women read more than men, though whether this has always been consistently the case is unclear. The choice of women as subjects historically is not surprising … Continue reading

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