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It’s a big pointy tower!

I spent a weekend in London recently, and stayed in Southwark.  The main architectural feature of that area is The Shard, which is over 1000 feet high.  At present it’s the tallest building in the European Union, and the fourth-highest building in Europe. It stands well away from other very tall buildings, so it tends […]

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The horse above the mist

I live quite near to White Horse Hill in Oxfordshire.  It’s a chalk figure on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and the views from up there are fabulous – on a good day.  Last week there was fog/mist in our village, which is quite a bit lower than the hill, so I wondered what […]

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Variations on a theme

A while back I gave a talk to the photographic club in Newport, South Wales.  Newport is famous for its transporter bridge over the River Usk.  It was opened in 1906 and is one of a very few still operating  in the world.  It has two tall pylons, and a car-carrying gondola that travels between […]

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