Photography

L’ora di Barga by Giovanni Pascoli

Al mio cantuccio, donde non sento
se non le reste brusir del grano....
This is my corner, from where I can hear even the brushing of the wheat...

Canti di Castelvecchio no 41
Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912)

Chair in Barga beneath the cathedral campanile (bell tower) with a grand view of the Alpi Apuae, painted with lines from the one of the poet’s Songs of Castelvecchio, the town nearby in the Serchio valley below where he spent many happy years. I’ve quoted just the first line of the poem “L’ora di Barga”.

Bishopstone, Sussex

A later afternoon storm over the South Downs: this is Bishopstone, viewed from Seaford in Sussex. This view of the isolated hamlet of Bishopstone amidst the patchwork pattern of fields and dusty chalk tracks is protected as part of the South Downs National Park.

Posters in Marseille for candidates in the 2019 European Parliament elections

Posters in Marseille for candidates in the 2019 European Parliament elections

Yes the word « Frexit » exists in French and is out on posters in Marseille. Viewed as a fringe option at the moment but the same was said about Brexit before the word became pervasive in English political discourse.

More photos: « Frexit »

East Croydon, note the Twin Towers in construction close to the railway station<

East Croydon, note the Twin Towers in construction close to the railway station

Thames Barrier and London City airport

Thames Barrier and London City airport

Photos from a cabin window of flight BA0353 arriving at London Heathrow

More photos: London from the air

Ferrari car exiting Brick Lane, London E1

Arches at Shoreditch High Street railway station

Eastenders in London’s Bethnal Green Road. Not as in the TV series and not as in Oliver Twist. Sometimes seen as invaded by the “Contemporary Bourgeoisie”, others regard the area as the centre of the Contemporary Arts scene.