Tuesday, 28 November 2017

1647 : The Timeless Fens

I don't know precisely where this is. I can remember taking the photograph but little else other than it was on the East Anglian coast somewhere, and it must have been about 1980. If those had been cars rather than boats, precise dating would have been easier, but dates aren't really necessary.

Monday, 27 November 2017

1646 : And Quiet Flows The Don

The River Don flows past the Manchester Hotel and some industrial wasteland in Sheffield in the early 1980s. The River Don still quietly flows on, but is now fringed by bright apartments and brighter bars. That's progress.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

1645 : Stay Calm And Carry On

Who would have thought that the wartime "Stay Calm And Carry On" slogan would become one of the catchphrases of the 21st Century? In most cases it is an over-reaction to the hassles of modern life; but in the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean it is a fittingly brave reaction.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

1644 : Shutter Finger Ready

School days - I remember them well. There were always those who could excel in all things athletic and sporting. And then there were those who stood around and watched ..... and one who squatted at the end of the long-jump pit, camera in hand, shutter finger ready.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

1643 : Caribbean Colours

I think I now realise why the flags of so many Caribbean countries feature the colours green and yellow. Wherever you turn you see the lush green vegetation and the yellow of the sun, the sands and the ochre stained buildings.