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Brighton is one of England's famous sea-side holiday towns, those famous bastions of bawdy humour, dodgy boarding house, fish'n'chips, Victorian piers, funfairs…

Not just tilting at them either, but (and I am approaching this with huge trepidation given the technical nature of what I am going to discuss here) also…

It seems strange now but, prior to our twin trips in recent years to South Africa, we didn't particularly have any strong opinions about, or impressions of,…

Bermondsey is in the borough of Southwark in South-East London. It sits just south of the financial area and a little bit further along from Wapping. It is…

In May we brought this adorable puppy into our lives, as reported here... https://www.photoblog.com/betterpolo/2019/05/27/a-new-arrival/ In the meantime he…

An offshoot of my rain-drenched photoshoot in the bleakness of urban Birmingham yesterday, I couldn't help but admire how much Brutalist architecture has…

Birmingham is an odd one. Britain's second city by size, it has long struggled to define and assert its own identity. It's not London of course, but nor does it…

Just when you think life can't throw up any more surprises, you find an actual arts festival has sprung up in your sleepy little Middle England town. I was late…

Last week I was able to take one of my periodic trips to London, obviously one of the great cities and one that always rewards a wander around a new area,…

A few years old now, these photos come from an amazing insight into one aspect of the history of the Yucatán peninsular in Mexico. For historians or others…

A couple of months ago, and well before the spring evenings got far longer, I posted an example of some experimental photography I was conducting in our local…

Last week we decided to visit the local dog rehoming centre, with the usual self-denial that this would be a consequence-free activity. "Oh, we'll just visit,…

As the days lengthen and the trees turn green again, but well before the summer sun permeates our bodies, the new cricket season lumbers into life. I appreciate…

Not the most riveting title is it? Still, I spent some lazy time lounging in our garden during the remarkable Easter weather we had in the UK. Living a busy…

One of my posts on here was an attempt at low-light photography using torchlight. I have been meaning to return to this idea and have been experimenting in our…

Last weekend’s tour de force by The Cosmics, in which they kicked off an exuberant evening at Sugarthief’s EP launch gig, had me thinking back towards my first…

I have been interested for a while in Brutalist architecture - not just for the look of the buildings but for the thinking and ideas that went into it, and the…

The current beautiful spell of Spring weather seemed to practically demand one of our regular jaunts to London, a still-great City that has always offered…
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