Linseed

Photoed by Martin Cook: Are the tracks so far apart because they’re made by a crop sprayer? This is the countryside, so what do I know? This and three more, bigger, here. And in case you were wondering: Linseed in uk mostly is grown for animal feed, pet food and human consumption. Lot goes to … Continue reading Linseed

Lockdown chat with Patrick

On June 2nd, Patrick Crozier and I had another of our recorded conversations, this time about Lockdown. In the course of this, I refer to a photo that I did take, and a photo that I didn’t take. The photo that I did take was this: That being me, and another bloke, recording the fact … Continue reading Lockdown chat with Patrick

The e-scooter story gets more interesting – in Sainsburys

Last night I went shopping, and was out for about an hour. In that time, I observed three more e-scooters in action. Three. In the space of an hour. First, on the left below, was the usual. A guy on an e-scooter, scooting past me so quickly I hardly saw him. This time, I did … Continue reading The e-scooter story gets more interesting – in Sainsburys

Fifteen dancing ladies in 1923

I have now well and truly caught the Shorpy habit (from Mick Hartley mostly). Usually the photos at Shorpy are of Americans, but these ladies dancing (or just posing?) on a beach are British, although the beach is American: Shorpy calls these ladies a “millipede”, but there are only fifteen of them. Most of them … Continue reading Fifteen dancing ladies in 1923

Time tricks

When I woke up yesterday, I could have sworn it was Friday. And I at once did two things. I checked for an incoming email telling me when a food delivery would happen, which wasn’t there. Odd. And, I did a blog posting about a bird photo. On a Thursday rather than on a Friday, … Continue reading Time tricks

Taxi adverts!

It’s almost the definition of History that you feel you can’t talk, in my case blog about, anything else. But yes, Taxi adverts. I haven’t been going out of my way to photo taxi adverts recently, but when one comes along, I do my best, and as often as not my best is good enough. … Continue reading Taxi adverts!

Quota gallery from exactly one year ago

I’ll be doing a lot less of this sort of thing, just wandering about in London, photoing at will: And yes, photoed on March 17th 2019, in and around Hay’s Galleria. Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, The Shard, all around there. Across the river, the Tower of London, no less. The last photo is of that … Continue reading Quota gallery from exactly one year ago

Colourfully painted croissant

Today I met up with a friend, in even more central London. She had what looked like Soylent Green, in a glass. I had coffee in a similar glass, and a croissant. The croissant made me grateful, but not so much for how it tasted, more for how it looked. Which was why I photoed … Continue reading Colourfully painted croissant

Modelled and graphic after-echoes of the Helter Skelter

In August I wrote here about the Helter Skelter that never was, in a posting that featured how it looked when they started (as they then thought) to build it. Well, in the course of rootling through the archives looking for a very different image, I came across several graphic after-echoes of this building. Even … Continue reading Modelled and graphic after-echoes of the Helter Skelter

Low level roof clutter on the House of Fraser

Presumably, many readers of this blog regard my fascination with roof clutter as a mere eccentricity, perhaps a consequence of me getting old. But, I believe that there is more to it than that. I mean, for starters, there is just, in a place like London, so much of it. One matter illuminated by observing … Continue reading Low level roof clutter on the House of Fraser