Impressions of Weymouth

Took my first wander around Weymouth a few weeks ago. A bit quirky, slightly interesting and utterly devoid of any decent food to eat. There was a health food shop although weirdly, I wasn’t allowed to touch anything in there. Whenever I wanted anything, i had to ask an assistant to reach for it and hand it to me. I would look at it then give it back to an assistant to put back. It made me feel very awkward and the whole situation was utterly bizarre; its not how one should be interacting with potential food. One needs to touch it, feel it, comprehend it, ‘grok’ it, etc etc. Its food: not a piece of jewellery. Needless to say, I didn’t linger and I didn’t buy anything.

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How to dress like a Weymouth man.

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A fish for sale in the local second-hand ‘antiques’ (read junk) market.

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Someone interesting lives here. It’s the tiny hand I like the most. Above a shop on the high street.
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Bincombe Bumps - Round Barrows

Bronze age round barrows above the tiny hamlet of lower bincombe. Often wearing a coat of low cloud, equally often the playground of exhilaratingly strong winds. Mountain bikers seem to think the barrows are suitable for riding over; their tyre tracks stretch across the barrow bumps each in turn along the line of them. It seems sad that to some people they are just shapes to pull wheelies and ride up and down over. A rather narrow and attenuated perception of these burial mounds of our ancestors. I wouldn’t dream of mountain biking over them; I would just go around.

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London

Ray Gun Lager
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Press Photographic Exhibition
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Natural History Museum

Pyroclastic Flows.

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“Their behaviour and impacts simultaneously embody the qualities of an atomic bomb blast, an immense avalanche and a Category Five hurricane, with the added complication that their temperatures can reach hundreds of degrees Celsius….Some have travelled over 100 kilometres from the vent”.

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Westonbirt Bark

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Autumn

A seasonal post.

The lake district, after 5 days of hoar frost.
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Heddons Mouth, North Devon
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Exmoor.
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Lake District
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Exmoor Hill Fort
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Scotland, West Coast.
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Viewscapes

Parliament building, Budapest, in winter.

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Bristol football grounds and Clifton Suspension Bridge.
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Rockford Common, New Forest.
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Butter mere, Lake District.
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Countryside, south of Bristol.
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Stepping stones above Windermere.
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Rockford Common, New Forest.
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Skyline, South of Bath.
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Green Light

The green light of woodland and trees.

West Woods, Wiltshire. Bluebells.
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Somerset Oak Trees.
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Exmoor. One of my favourite woodlands, on top of an enormous hill fort.
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The same place.
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Mossy trees in Scotland.
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Movement

Fourth in this series of photographs as paintings. This time, movement.


Three from Budapest Physics Garden.
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A series from Painswick Rococo Garden.
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Tales of Stone

Third in the series. A journey underground and into the past and the whimsical. All united by the enduring element of Stone.

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Underground in the Budapest labyrinth.

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The Horsehead stone. Avebury. Built by our ancestors 5000 years ago. For reasons we can only ever imagine.

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Whale stone, North Brittany Coast.

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Avebury again.

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West Kennet Long Barrow. At dawn.

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