Strawberry Fields Forever – A Trip to the Farm

There is pretty much nothing* I love more than visiting pick your own farms in the Autumn (*maybe tube trains and football.) It always makes me fantastically homesick for the rolling fields and fall foliage of Pennsylvania, but it’s an enjoyable day out. Here’s some pictures taken from the excellent Garson’s farm in Esher- never […]

Abandoned Senningen Zoo – Luxembourg

The Senningen Zoo was opened in 1968 in Senningen, Luxembourg. Despite its extremely remote location, it is reported that in it’s first year of business it was host to 125,000 visitors. There is almost nothing available online that describes the Zoo, or its operation, until we hit the mid-seventies- when the zoo was hit with accusations […]

Studio Space

“To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply […]

Vintage Ventures- A Trip to Aldwych (Strand) Station!

In November 2011 Paul and I were lucky enough to get tickets to an open day at Aldwych disused tube station. The following is the history of the station as well as some pictures. There is something to mention though. London Transport Museum and TFL still open the station up on rare occasion for group […]

Vintage Ventures- Passing Brompton Road!

This post consists of the photos and directions from a walk around some of West London’s abandoned stations. As with the previous from Park to Palace walk, the directions in this walk that are blue are paraphrased from the outstanding book ‘Do Not Alight Here’ by Ben Pedroche. I’ve watered down his directions drastically, as […]

150 Years of The Underground Steam Train

During two weekends in January, TFL and the London Transport museum ran a Steam Train over some of the original sections of the Metropolitan line (and some of what is now the District & Circle lines) to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of what has today become the London Underground. The majority of runs of […]