Mistaken Identity

Two days after seeing the Chapter House stairs in Wells Cathedral and mistakenly recognising them from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", I ventured to another county and a setting that I was certain had appeared in the film.  Perhaps I should make clear at this point that I'm not an obsessive following in the footsteps…

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Getting Around and Getting It Wrong

If like me you've been to Milan, then you're doubtless familiar with the world's oldest shopping mall. Even those who've never been may well have seen pictures of the intersecting glass roofed arcades that are populated by famous caffé shops and top end fashion houses. McDonalds were famously refused the renewal of their lease, allowing…

Hackneyed?

On my short exploration of the parts of England that I don't usually reach I eventually arrived at Hackney, and Sutton House.  Now Hackney is not just a place-name, without the capitalisation it is defined here as Middle English: probably from Hackney in East London, where horses were pastured. The term originally denoted an ordinary riding…

Teesdale Grandiose

John Greengo, an international photography educator, describes three approaches to nature and landscape photography; the grandiose landscape, the intimate landscape and specific details. A story on different levels, which may be dictated by the conditions you find on the day. Back in the early summer of this year I got up early to go and…