Deal Pier
Apr05

Deal Pier

On a recent trip to Kent we spent a couple of hours in Deal as we knew it had a castle there and we do like a good castle. But we also like piers and we saw that Deal had one of those too. This necessitated a walk down it and led my wife to remark that Deal Pier was "without a doubt the ugliest pier I've ever seen." Well, ugliness is in the eye of the beholder and it just so happens I didn't share my wife's...

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On The White Cliffs Of Dover
Apr04

On The White Cliffs Of Dover

We took a short break recently, spending a few days exploring the county of Kent which describes itself as "the garden of England." I don't know that I'd describe it that way myself but I suppose my first choice description of "far better than Norfolk" – whilst wholly accurate – might be a tad contentious. We explored castles, we visited stately homes, we wandered down piers (and up them too as...

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Neo Nazi Bears
Mar28

Neo Nazi Bears

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Siderodromophobia
Mar05

Siderodromophobia

I used to have a not-quite-phobia, not-quite-fear of trains. Let's call it an apprehension of them. I could watch them on television – not that I ever would; they're trains, not entertainment – and I could travel on them with no real problem other than the standard sort that accompanies any form of rail travel in this country (South West Trains, I'm looking at you). But my general unease would manifest itself...

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Cargo Ship Photography By Dimitris Tamvakos
Mar01

Cargo Ship Photography By Dimitris Tamvakos

A great little photographic discovery recently – and not street photography for once, you may or may not be pleased to know – on Flickr was the photography of Dimitris Tamvakos. Hailing from Athens, Dimitris travels the world on cargo ships and takes photos that appeal to my gritty, industrial heart. There’s a beauty in metal, rust, and machinery that you either love or hate but whatever your opinion of that...

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Against The Wall
Feb12

Against The Wall

You had one job to do. You had one little job to do. And you failed. Worse than that, you failed on purpose. Your comrades bravely suffered the abhorrence of the enemy as it crawled past them, but not you. You abandoned your posts in a time of great conflict. You allowed… Ugh! I can barely bring myself to say it! You allowed cars to drive freely. You failed to maintain the contraflow. You have been found guilty of desertion by a...

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