I visited Salisbury and survived
Following the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, the city became a virtual ghost town. We decided to took a day trip to the historic city. It was beautiful.
The English and Welsh Railway
Seen from the window of an almost speeding train. It enlivened my daily commute.
Belle & Sebastian at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
A concert by Belle & Sebastian featured great music, incredible grounds and the spirit of the Chelsea Pensioners.
The Acropolis at Night
It was a pretty cool hotel. Staff was friendly enough and it was clean and tidy. Thing it, because it was spring no one really ventured out at night. Which was a shame for them and great for Takako and I. When the lights went out we slipped upstairs and were treated to a gorgeous […]
The Design Museum : candidate for worst museum ever?
The Design Museum moved to a new building to much fanfare. Unfortunately the new site is a triumph of style over function.
The Kyoto Kimono
Visit Kyoto in Japan and you will see lots of people wearing traditional Kimono. It’s not cultural appropriation – it’s celebrating the Japanese culture.
The kei car and the lovely lady who drove it
I caught a photograph of a Kei car on the streets of Japan. Far from being upset, the driver offered me some friendly encouragement.
You go and buy a multi-million pound apartment in the heart of London
A series of glass fronted apartment blocks appeared behind Tate Modern. A fashionable location – until the Tate’s towering extension was built.
Electric deliveries (Japanese style)
Home delivery in the UK is done using large white vans. In Japan they take a smaller approach – using single seat electric vehicles.
Gibraltar grows by reclaiming land from the sea
Gibraltar is little larger than a small town, yet it continues to grow by reclaiming land from the sea.
Survivor of Hiroshima
Not everything was destroyed in the blast when the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. A tree survived and has been a symbol of hope since.