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See Fist-Fighting Mice On The London Underground

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Ian Visits.

An extraordinary picture is being shown.

December 22, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Filming Trains At Samphire Hoe

We moved on to Samphire Hoe and Dover and I took these pictures as walked up and down the line.

The others had gone off to shoot elsewhere and I spent a pleasant time walking along the line and drinking tea in the sun.

September 18, 2017 Posted by | Transport | | Leave a comment

Filming Trains On Rochester Bridge

This weekend, I’ve been involved in helping a Japanese company take video of Class 395 trains for one of their corporate clients.

These pictures show the filming at Rochester on the magnificent Rochester Bridge over the River Medway.

September 18, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

The East End Dogsbody Who Got To Shoot The Queen

David Bailey is a real East Ender, who started as a studio dogsbody at £3.50 a week.

This morning, the papers are all showing the photograph he has taken of the Queen.

The picture is shown here in the Telegraph. Here’s a small extract about fom the accompanying text.

The pair are said to have got on famously during the photoshoot, which took place at the palace in March.

Bailey, 76, said: “I’ve always been a huge fan of the Queen. She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint. I’ve always liked strong women and she is a very strong woman.”

I have a feeling that this image will be one of the lasting ones of the only British Queen most of us will ever know.

April 21, 2014 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

This Will Be Great Fun!

I’ve just seen this Panono camera ball demonstrated on the Click segment of BBC Breakfast for today. You can probably find it on this page.

At the moment, it’s only a prototype, but my devious mind has already thought of several useful applications of the technology. At the moment the price looks to be several hundred euros, but one that was the size of a cricket ball, that is say just £200 would be wonderful toy for people of all ages.

January 25, 2014 Posted by | Computing, World | , , | Leave a comment

Light And Dark Over The City Of London

I was in the Members Room of the Tate Modern and took these two pictures.

I’ve talked before about the views from this room here. I must take a few more!

January 13, 2014 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Two Female Football Photograhers

You don’t see many female photographers at football matches.

Two Female Football Photograhers

Two Female Football Photograhers

But as you can see they had two at Wigan.

September 22, 2013 Posted by | Sport | , | Leave a comment

To The View Tube For Lunch With Culture

After Pudding Mill Lane it was just a short walk to the top of the Northern Outfall Sewer and the ViewTube.

I went primarily to have a look at the photo exhibition there called What The Gamesmakers Did Next.

What The Gamesmakers Did Next

It was worth seeing and afterwards I decided to have a coffee or a soft drink. In the end, I had this delicious scrambled egg, smoked salmon and salad with some gluten-free bread.

A Delicious Lunch At The ViewTube

A Delicious Lunch At The ViewTube

It was well worth the trip to this end of the Olympic Park.

My only complaint is that the fact that they can handle gluten-free food is not on this sign.

Delicious Things This Way

Delicious Things This Way

But that’s minor and only affects me!

I also find it sad, that there is no notices up, which say you are standing on top of Joseph Bazellete’s great creation that still moves North London’s sewage to Beckton. But then the only smell at this time of year is that of the wild flowers. We should be proud of our engineering heritage!

If you feel you need a walk, this is also a good point to start a walk, across the Olympic Park towards Hackney Wick and Victoria Park.

I also heard on my visit to the View Tube, that when the Olympic Park is fully developed, it will be linked by a pathway to the park.

July 17, 2013 Posted by | Food, World | , , , | 2 Comments

Fotografiska

Fotografiska is Stockholm’s photographic museum. I like photography so I walked there from the station at Slussen. I must admit, I was drawn there by the adverts for a Helmut Newton exhibition all over the city.

Unfortunately, the city built a motorway, between the museum and the cliff face behind, so there are no buses.  One of the staff told me, that the city is redeveloping the area and hasn’t made up its mind about the transport in the area.

The various exhibits were fascinating, but the Helmut Newton exhibition also included some portraits of the famous, including a striking one of Margaret Thatcher, which is shown here. I also like this quote from Helmut Newton.

Nothing has been retouched, nothing electronically altered. I photographed what I saw.

It is a good rule for a photographer, that they shouldn’t break.

There was also a restaurant with views across the city on the top floor.  If I’d had more time, I’d have had lunch!

June 18, 2013 Posted by | World | , , , , , | Leave a comment