Ice, ice, baby

New York, NY, USA -- 08 January 2014 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs of ice and snow in New York during a period of unusually cold weather.

 

Twenty Fourteen

06 January 2014 | Permalink
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Back in 2010, I decided to do a photo-a-day project. The plan was that I would take one photograph every day and post the results to a website. The result was the 2010 Photo Blog.

It was a fun exercise, so this year I decided to do it again. You can follow along at the new 2014 Photo Blog.

 

Bruges

Bruges, Belgium -- 13 December 2013 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs from Bruges (Brugge) in Belgium.

 

Brussels

Brussels, Belgium -- 13 December 2013 | Permalink
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I wanted to revisit Brussels and see how much it had changed since I lived there, many years ago. The answer was that in many ways it seems to have altered surprisingly little. Streets and shops were much as I remembered them, and the wave of destruction and reconstruction of the early 1990s seems to have left much of the city untouched. Businesses I remembered were still there. The Centre Monnaie shopping mall still somehow manages to look vibrant and shabby at the same time, the cocktail menu in the window of "Le Cercueil" is unchanged (except for the addition of a large dead fly), even the ramshackle friterie on the Ijzerplein where I used to buy fries is still exactly as I remember it.

There are changes. If a passing time-traveler had miraculously transported me from Brussels-when-I-lived-there to Brussels today, I might have wondered when the Gare Centrale had been transformed into the high tech palace of the Space People, why every second store had suddenly become a Leonidas chocolate outlet, and why my whole neighborhood was now a full-on prostitution stroll (it was always a red-light district, but in my street at least, most of the activity was off-street and hidden from view). And I might have wondered when the strangely pallid little trams that scuttled through the tunnels of the Pre-Metro had been replaced by gleaming silver monsters. Still, I could probably have walked around for a good half-hour before it dawned on me that anything had changed significantly.

 

The Land of Mist

London, UK -- 11 December 2013 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs of foggy weather from London and Essex.

 

London light and dark

London, UK -- 08 December 2013 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs from London, mostly taken in Highgate and Hampstead.

 

Shardography

London, UK -- 06 December 2013 | Permalink
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As I visit London only occasionally, I haven't really had the time to get used to the presence of the Shard, an elongated dagger of glass that broods over the London skyline like a high-tech Orthanc. I set myself the challenge of trying to take some photographs that would show different aspects of the Shard.

 

Sea, sky and sunsets

East Lyme, CT, USA -- 17 September 2013 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs of landscapes and sunsets taken in East Lyme, CT.

 

Birds, bugs and bunnies

East Lyme, CT, USA -- 16 September 2013 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs of animals and birds taken in East Lyme, CT.

 

San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA -- 04 August 2013 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs taken in San Diego, California.