Sunday, 4 October 2015

1382 : The Way People Walk

When you dip into a box of old slides and start scanning you never know what you will find. This is obviously Paris and therefore it must have been 1973 when we were there on our honeymoon. Even without the Eiffel Tower there would have been a French feel to the photograph - it is something to do with the spaces and the way people walk.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

1381 : Don't Dilly Dali On The Way

In Marbella you can take a short walk from the sea front up into the old town along the Avenue del Mar Avenda. If you are lucky you will be heading to one of the delightful bars that populate the old town, but despite your destination take your time as you walk up the tree lined avenue which is punctuated by cooling fountains and wonderfully bizarre Salvador Dali statues.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

1380 : That Bloody Moon Again

This was taken a few nights before the famous "Bloody Moon", from where we sat at a restaurant in Fuengirola. Beautiful warm evening, excellent company, and a rare steak to remember.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

1379 : Counterfeit Neo-Celebrities And Honest Work

In a part of the world which seems to be occupied by neo-celebrities and neo-celbrity watchers, these guys who plied the beaches attempting to sell counterfeit Gucci bags seemed to be amongst the few people actually working.

Monday, 28 September 2015

1378 : The Misery Of Old Age

Spain in late September. A ten minute walk to the beach and a quick check to ensure that the sun is almost over the yardarm. And then it's off for the first refreshing drink of the day. Retirement is such a bitch, isn't it!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

1377 : The Mass Acres Of Glencoe

I am not sure if I remember myself in this picture which must have been taken fifty years ago. We were on holiday in Scotland and I think this photograph was taken on the open moorland somewhere near to Glencoe. These days my camera is a bit bigger - and so is my stomach!

Friday, 11 September 2015

1376 : Discretion Is The Better Part Of Fire Fighting

Fire Hydrants : In America they stand proud on street corners, icons of urban sculpture. Here we bury them five foot under and attach discreet signs on granite walls.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

1374 : Knot Planned For Balance

Such windows as these were not planned for balance. They were not placed for symmetry or to take the eye on a journey. They developed over time : organically. Like knots in an ancient oak tree.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

1373 : Dura Virum Nutrix

I went to the Cumbrian town of Sedbergh last week. The buildings have a bleakness about them which might be attractive on a sunny day. But against a grey sky the grey stone is stark. This is one of the old school buildings. The motto tattooed on its side reads "Dura Virum Nutrix" which, I believe, means " Stern nurse of man". That says it all.