Monday, 7 May 2012

Image is everything

It's been a little while since I put any pictures up...I've lost my photo mojo (or is it just that I'm lusting after a new camera so anything I take with my current camera is just not good enough?)

This bank holiday weekend we repaired to Brighton to do as little as's not something we're very good at, but at least we try.  This month is Festival month, so there's plenty to see and do, but we managed to continue my track record of not actually seeing any festival events.  Which is odd, because as you know we love theatre...I'm not sure why The Brighton Festival never gets our attention.  At the same time it is Open House, where the very many artists in and around the City open their houses so that you can see and buy their cleverness.  We went round looking at a see the art, as well as to sate our nosiness about our neighbours' properties.  We ended up at Roedean, which is celebrating 100 years of it's art studio.  they have had some talented people there including Enid Marx, whose second cousin thrice removed you may be more familiar with. She also taught the designer of the cover for The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club'll have to look that one up! Although really you ought to know.   Also a more recent pupil who has won an MBE for shoe design...and is the grand-daughter of one of the Chinese Revolution's leaders...sorry I didn't catch the names.  Evidently English boarding schools are very, very popular with wealthy foreigners from developing there is a good chance Britain's place in the world is safe for a generation or two yet.

And back to my pictures:

 The quay at Orford in Suffolk
 The old warehouses where I work are now mostly offices, and it's good to see how the character has been preserved
 Just a boat bobbing up and down in the sea off teh Suffolk coast
 I think this labrador rather enjoyed himself too much....
 Crab pots or are they for lobsters at Orford
 You may have to look first it's a beautiful view, until you see the drunk sleeping off his hangover mid-morning
 This Coca Cola umbrella was a God send as I sat supping a cold drink whilst waiting for my next train in Lyon
This is Gare de Lyon in Paris.  Oddly the French have mastered hi-speed rail, but their stations are still in the dark ages - beautifully designed when originally built, they've failed to keep pace with the needs of the modern traveller
 The Shard, now officially Europe's tallest building...less than half . the height of the world's tallest
The Cat and The Boy on the way to see Bugsy Malone