Friday, 22 August 2008
This year Sheffield University is holding a reunion aimed, in particular, at graduates from 25, 40 and 50 years ago. Isobel graduated 25 years ago so we are going as it gives us an opportunity to have a look at the Halls where Xan will be taking up residence in a few weeks time. This picture was taken 25 years ago and it has been submitted to the University for use in their exhibition.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
This is taking me back to the ILP theme of a few weeks ago (see my News From Nowhere Blog). This was a Halifax ILP outing to the top of the moors to commemorate something like the 125th anniversary of the Chartist march from Lancashire to Yorkshire. I can still recognise many of the participants which include, from the left, Luke and Joan Spencer, a very young Isobel, Charlie O'Brian, Ray Scott, Kathy and Artur Giles. I, of course, was behind the camera.
And here is a shot of the Picture Palace .... but where. I took the photo but I can't remember where. A quick "Google Image" of "Picture Palace" provides plenty of contenders but none which seem to match on closer examination. Past experience suggests that eventually someone will write in and give me the answer.
In this picture - which I suppose is of about the same vintage as the last one (1960s) - we have moved down the valley and are looking east towards Brighouse from the River Calder. If you had a magnifying glass and if it was a sharper photograph you could probably just make out where I am sat now, forty-five years later.
Back to scanning my photographic archives again. This is not a particularly good photograph but it is the type of photo which is of historic interest. It took my a while to work out where it was, but that is Elland Church in the background and the photo seems to have been taken from what is now the Barge and Barrel Pub.
Friday, 8 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Another case of almost cropping the real story. The main feature here is not Xan and Harry getting their fix of English newspapers whilst sheltering from the noonday sun in Florence, but the two little kids in the upper left corner. Their intrusion into the story makes it work.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
It was the shapes and colours around the Trevi Fountain in Rome which caught my eye rather than the intricate carvings of the fountain itself. I particularly like the guy in the centre of the picture who is involved in some complex wishing process.