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Ross A Hall
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On My Travels

A collection of snapshots of life in words and pictures as I travel around this amazing planet.

A great evening in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the famed Chelsea Pensioners - and Belle and Sebastian

On My Travels, June 17th, 2017

Everyone else seemed more interested in the monkeys bouncing around than this contemplative chap.

Japan, May 10th, 2017

A visit to Athens isn't complete without seeing at least one demonstration.

Athens, May 3rd, 2017

London's Shard, captured on my iPhone and languishing there until I had a clear-out.

On My Travels, April 24th, 2017

Out of the way, poorly designed and badly curated. I'd avoid the Design Museum unless you've a reason to be there

On My Travels, April 15th, 2017

A strange experience at the Tate Modern, and one I heartily recommend. I happened to be there this lunchtime when I realised the massive turbine hall had been plunged into darkness. Ambient music was playing and keeping time were light boxes located all around the hall. It transformed the otherwise quite serene space into a […]

On My Travels, February 20th, 2017

You know what it’s like. You go out and spend millions of pounds to buy a new apartment on fashionable Southbank. It’s the latest in “glass front” design with spectacular views of the river and you can tumble out the front door into the Tate Modern. Then what happens? Some muppet at Tate Modern applies […]

On My Travels, October 25th, 2016

The Saturday after the UK voted to leave the European Union the people were on the streets. It wasn’t some hastily organised protest, but rather the annual Pride celebrations. For a few hours at least London was awash with colour and people celebrated in a massive party. It was the cathartic break we all needed. […]

On My Travels, June 26th, 2016

It is the sworn duty of every Englishman to complain about the weather but this was weird. It’s April. We’ve had days when it’s been warm enough to wander around in t-shirts. And yet, out of nowhere, came the snow. April 26th I was in Keynsham for a meeting with a supplier. As we sat […]

On My Travels, April 27th, 2016

Seen in Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s bush, for some reason the arrangement and colouring of these pedestals reminded me of pebbles scattered on a shoreline. Of course I reserve the right to be overthinking things.

On My Travels, April 17th, 2016

Spotted on an ATM in a pub in Keynsham, Bristol. I’m guessing this is one of those error messages that doesn’t instil a lot of confidence. Amazingly the machine still seemed willing to accept cards.

On My Travels, April 17th, 2016

…wondering why the flags were at half mast. Then my partner reminded me four years ago that day the tsunami had struck that had caused the Fukushima reactor to go off-line and created a nuclear disaster that has haunted Japan ever since.

On My Travels, March 11th, 2016

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