This weekend is the last weekend in which the Wandsworth Prison Museum will sit in its current location– a small gatehouse near the entry to Wandsworth Prison. In honour of that fact, the volunteer-run Museum is having an open weekend, which will conclude today at 4pm. The museum is the work of Stewart McLaughlin, a […]
Today I got to experience my very first English County Show! It’s actually very similar to an American farm show and, specifically, very similar to the Great Allentown Fair! The main difference is the rain. And the mud. Oh god the mud. Here are some photos from the event, which were shot on a Canon […]
For the Easter bank holiday, I jetted off to the stunning Dubrovnik, Croatia. Here are a collection of close up and macro photos from the trip. The photos were taken on my trusty compact Canon Powershot SD780 IS and also a new inherited toy, a Canon EOS 450D.
In the early 19th century, London began to run out of room in churchyards and cemeteries. Descriptions of the existing burials conditions at the time were shocking; in particular the notes from a report prepared by Edwin Chadwick which included descriptions of people seeing “green and putrefying heads” sticking out of graves. (Porter.) New cemeteries […]
Because it’s suddenly and wonderfully summer in this god-forsaken ice covered country everyone has to get outside for as long as humanly possible. This led me and my photographer buddy @EnjoyTheView to go out for a long and wonderful walk by the Thames in Barnes. Our route was pinched from the AA’s Walking In London […]
We took a day trip out to the beautiful Basildon Park House and grounds. The house was initially built between 1776 and 1783, but struggled to maintain consistent owners– majority for financial reasons. The house was considered never fully completed, and lay empty for many years (although was in use during both World Wars as […]
2012 was one of the more tricky years of my life, and I went into 2013 determined to just get better. I was struggling to walk in a cast and not able to work. It was a very trying start to the year. I don’t really do resolutions, but I aimed to improve on what I could. […]
Here’s some Christmas and Winter photos from my time in America. The incredibly snowy ones are from my hometown, Allentown. It’s got a bad reputation, but it is such a beautiful place if you know where to look! All the photos were shot on a Canon PowerShot SD780 IS.
I finally got to go to Tube Mecca. On November 3rd, 2013 I visited the holy land for tube geeks, and it was wonderful. The London Transport Museum Depot at Acton is – as the name suggests- an extension of the excellent London Transport Museum. It hosts extra objects that are not always on display […]
As part of my continued embedded journalism project with IJAD dance, I wanted to have a look at some of the origins of the dance ideas and how they fit into my own ideas about Arabic experiences. Since a lot of the performance on the 30th is supposed to be based on the astronomy objects […]