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The Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames

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Tamara and I were in London yesterday. We happened to see this small building, which is the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. The tunnel goes under the Thames, 15 metres below the river. It runs from Greenwich on the south side to Tower Hamlets on the north side and was opened in 1902 with lifts installed in two years later. New lifts were installed when the tunnel was renovated in 2012. There’s a plaque […]

Model Drama

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I cut out the confusing backgrounds (the display cases at the exhibition at the V&A that I talked about in my last post) from these models to show these pieces of drapery to their best effect. The last image is just plain weird. And though it is nothing more than paper mâché, don’t you think it has a certain presence?

The Bridge Of Sighs

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This is the second time I have photographed this bridge. You can see the earlier attempt from 2017 here. Sigh The dictionary of etymology says that the word sigh dates to the 1200s and is probably echoic of the sound of the act of sighing. The name of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice was said by Lord Byron to originate in the sigh given by convicts seeing their last view of Venice as they crossed the bridge to […]

What’s In A Name: Harehills

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I started school when I was about five years old. The school was Harehills Junior School on Roundhay Road in Leeds. I used to catch a bus to school down Easterly Road to get there. Roundhay Road was the main road and if you walked up the hill you came to Harehills Road and then Harehills Lane. It was not until I was well into adulthood that I thought about the meaning of Harehills. Oh […]