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Showing posts from January, 2008

Some Victorian melodrama with that?



Fame at last

To anyone who doesn't know the UK Daily Mail, imagine a newspaper owned by a sentient George Bush crossed with a Saudi judge.

One last one from today - another hdr I'm afraid - in the courtyard at the V and A

Beautiful sculpture at the V and A

More from the V and A

From Bishop to Saint - 1892 - Sir Alfred Gilbert

I've posted this guy before but I've wanted to go back to the V and A for a long time as the picture previously taken by me was pants. This does this amazing sculpture a better service. The face is about 4cms tall, to give you an idea of scale.

V&A Pics - some advice

Word of advice - you need a permit to use a tripod in the V&A. I didn't know until a very nice security guard came over and told me after I'd already shot a few off, as it were (results mixed - they may or may not appear here at some stage). Anyway, she was very nice about it. Makes getting that D3 with low-noise-at-high-iso-rating all the more important.....

At the V&A

Fog, Thames, Richmond

I quite like this picture and yet something about it doesn't quite work - I think it is the square structure to the left - makes it unbalanced. Anyway, taken a few weeks ago by the White Cross on a foggy day when the river flooded.

Inside the Old Greenhouse

West Dean College, mucked about a bit


Buddha @ the British Museum

Bust, V&A

Dusk at the V&A

Main Hall, Natural History Museum

Glass Gallery, V&A

Christ at the V&A in B&W

Blondes aren't more fun

So a blond prig on something called the ACA Show in Australia tries to take Corey Worthington (the lad with the party, you know the one!) to task about his party that went wrong. Thank god he has more about him than she does - watch here.

Depressed bear in tight trousers opposite British Museum


British Museum the other lunchtime

Those naughty Tallinnites

Shibboleth, Tate Modern

British Museum

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

I like this one.

Office block outside Tate Modern late afternoon

Square Pig, Holborn

"A small glass of red wine please."
"We don't do small glasses."
"Well, one of your regular glasses then."
"Certainly sir. That will be £5.35."
I could, of course, pay that for the whole bottle and not have to sit in a decaying canteen at the bottom of an office block. But that would be to miss out on the whole "Square Pig" (oh how we laughed at the witty play on words) experience.

Auf Wiedersehen Facebook

Porn photos? No, not that. Stupid programmes that I wasn't interested in? No, not that either. Quizzes? Nope, annoying though they were. None of these made me deactivate. It was Experian. Everywhere. So, you have built up a credit profile of me against my wishes? And you want me to pay for this? And you want me to read about your company every time I visit facebook? Well, sorry, that's enough. I hated you before I ever went on the site because of your business model. And if I hated you then I loathe you now, more, even, than British Gas. Quite a feat for six month's worth of advertising. Anyway, goodbye FB, it wasn't so good after all.

If it is OK with you....

I really am very pleased to be able to present to both my readers the following email. I am sorry for the plagiarism, but to echo the words of my great friend Mr Peter Frank, I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics:

From: Peter Frank
Private Email:
Subject: Inheritance Fund
Date: Jan 9th, 2008.


I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics, but please treat it with absolute secrecy and personal courtesy. I am Peter Frank an Auditor in a commercial Bank here in UK, In the process of auditing our bank accounts this quarter, I and one of my colleagues recently discovered that there is a dormant account valued at the sum £10,000,000.00 (Ten Million British Pound Sterling) and after due verification of this account we discovered that the account owner is late and that is why the account has been dormant and as such a £10,000,000.00 has been lying in the bank unclaimed.

The idea of presenting a foreigner to act as h…

Alone in the BM at lunchtime


Try as he might, Martin couldn't hide his disappointment on first seeing the Terracota Army

Christmas Lights, Twilight, St Ives, Cornwall

Twilight, St Ives, Cornwall

View over St Agnes, Cornwall

Working the vegetable plot, Corzola, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Garden in Ubeda, Sierra Nevada, Spain

draft Olympics poster

The 2012 font is wrong and I don't think the white works but otherwise I am quite pleased with this effort. As to why it was created? Why I have no idea.

Boat , Padstow, Cornwall

The flag is that of Cornwall.

Truro Cathedral

Lone Surfer, St Agnes, Cornwall

Apparently there were approximately 150 people on the beach on Christmas day and a large number went swimming... Madness.

Swept Away 2

Beach at St Ives (or, Swept Away)

HDRs? Mmmm

Not a fan of HDR images but thought I should at least try one... so here's the interior of Truro Cathedral.

HDRs? Mmmm

Not a fan of HDR images but thought I should at least try one... so here's the interior of Truro Cathedral.

Some cheese with that?

Whoop-de-doo: 1st Post of 2008