Blizzard in Keswick, Cumbria

Blizzard in Keswick, Cumbria

March blizzard in Keswick, Cumbria. The whiteout merges the snow on the ground, the flakes in the air and the clouds.

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Boat on the beach at Seaford, Sussex

Boat on the beach at Seaford, Sussex. A boat should be waterproof but maybe not like this.

Les rafles, Marseille 1943
“View from the transporter bridge towards the Quartier Saint-Jean, the Nazis plan the destructions”

Les rafles, Marseille 1943
Mairie (Town Hall), the only building standing after the destruction

Exhibition at the Vieux Port, Marseille in front of the restored Mairie (town hall), the only building remaining following the forced clearing and dynamiting of Marseille Old Quarters by the occupying German Nazis in the spring of 1943. This exhibition seeks to include more fully this sombre episode in the long history of Marseille; it gains peculiar power because the archive images are presented right where the atrocity took place. The 14 hectares of the city dynamited in 1943 have been rebuilt; but many, if not most, of the people who were taken away never returned. Also, there are no old trees in this area.

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The sun through mist

The sun powers our world: almost all of our energy comes from it, yet it is rare to see it as it is. This morning’s mist diffused the direct view, but anyhow for maximum caution I set this image up using the rear screen on my DSLR. There seem to be two sunspots which I think are real, not optical artefacts.
Why is there colour? Why is one face brighter than the other? I think both are due to the effects of the mist.

Group chilling out on the beach in front of Eastbourne’s Victorian pier

Group chilling out on the beach in front of Eastbourne’s Victorian pier. Sunny but air temperature +4°C. A photo that says “cold”.