Monday, December 08, 2008

Tourist Traps

Hi there, my internet is still working, so it's time for another blog; in honour of the city currently flooded, tonight we have a couple of pictures of famous sights in Venice; the Rialto bridge and St. Marks Basilica.

The remains of St Mark are kept here and were smuggled out of Constantinople by being covered by pork to avoid being searched by customs officials, those Venetians must really have wanted those bones...

San Marco, Venice, 31/01/2008

San Marco, Venice, 30/01/2008

Apparently Michaelangelo was one of the entrants in the competition to design a bridge to link San Marco with San Polo and Santa Croce, the guy who won did an ok job I guess...

San Marco, Venice, 30/01/2008

San Marco, Venice, 31/01/2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Up and running

I know I'm getting old because I find myself understanding technology less and less; I used to marvel at how I could operate a VCR while my parents struggled over the operator manual. I am now crossing over into their domain because the internet is a mystery to me, I have struggled with it here for the best part of four months meaning that I have blogged intermittently and the amount of photographs I have to show grow larger by the week. It turns out that all I needed was a longer ethernet cable, so here I am back online and ready to share my photographs regularly with you again...

I went to Venice with C for her birthday way back in January, it feels like a very long time ago already, so looking at these pictures feels like preparing a retrospective rather than introducing new work...

Venice was my first taste of Italy, and I think the lasting impression (even before the sterling went tits up, or down depending on your perspective) was how expensive it was in terms of restaurants and shopping; this isn't a cheap Englishman abroad complaining about having to part with his hard earned cash, as whatever minus points accrued by how dear things are were more than counter-balanced by the free and simple pleasure of walking the streets and alleyways marvelling at the architecture and the details.

So tonight's photos will be a brief selection of things and places that took my eye, I didn't take very good notes so unfortunately I've forgotten where most of these places are...

Venice, 30/01/2008

Venice, 31/01/2008

Venice, 01/02/2008

Venice, 31/01/2008

If all goes to plan, I'll be back in the next few days.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fare thee well

Apologies for the delay, I’ve been having trouble with the internet. Tonight, I’m going to round up my Scottish pictures with a brief but haphazard selection of my favourite remainders…

Stonehaven, 21/09/2007

This is a table top in a small café in a town called Stonehaven, it’s on the East coast of Scotland and is about half way between Aberdeen and Arbroath give or take a few miles. I won’t go as far as saying that this is my contribution to Abstract Expressionism but what drew me to take this picture was the resemblance to the works of Jackson Pollock or Cy Twombly embodied in the random doodlings of children.

Arbroath, 24/09/2007

Arbroath, 21/09/2007

Next, on to Venice...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

...has a lot of catching up to do.

Needless to say, the brief hiatus was a lot longer than anticipated, but I am online now, but the connection is slow...

Enough of my rambling, to the pictures! Over the next few weeks I will be bringing you up to date with my photographic adventures of the past few, well it's been a long time.

We'll be visiting Venice, France and there'll be some visits to London as always, but let's start where pretty much where we left off, in Arbroath...

Arbroath, 24/09/2007

Arbroath, 24/09/2007

Arbroath, 24/09/2007

Arbroath, 25/09/2007

Arbroath, 21/09/2007

I hope you enjoy the above, see you soon.

Saturday, January 19, 2008 going on a brief hiatus...

After 10 months or so in south east London ITP is heading north of the river (today!), and will be away for as long as it takes to get broadband set up in the new place, in the mean time, here are some recent favourites that I haven't got around to sharing with you...

Arbroath, 21/09/2007

Arbroath, 23/09/2007

Riseley, 26/12/2007

Riseley, 29/12/2007

By the bus stop at the Hayward Gallery, 13/01/2008

See you soon, I hope you're all well.

Sunday, January 06, 2008 a lazy so and so...

I must endeavour to post more often. I must endeavour to post more often. I must endeavour to post more often.

Here's a picture of a shark that I took...

Carrefour, Cité Europe, Calais 15/12/2007