Friday, April 10, 2009

one careful owner ( i )

i nearly walked past this ... then realized i was looking at a grime-free working antique ... a bit like me but probably twenty years older ... the owner is clearly someone who doesn't need to make a fashion statement with a new bike ... this expertly maintained old bike, its patina and blemishes invisibly varnished, tells you such a lot about his discreet good taste and skill

one careful owner ( ii )

one careful owner ( iii )

one careful owner ( iv )

reminds me of a place i went to eat once or twice ... almost a million miles from ulan bator

Saturday, April 04, 2009

me and my big mouth

on the crest of an astonishingly pompous impulse, i mistook a pub in Wandsworth Road for this one in Charlton as recently featured by Tom Sutpen in his ever-stimulating blog "if charlie parker was a gunslinger ..."
i'm still blushing

up in the clouds ... tremedal

derelict railway at guadalupe ... allegedly built by prisoner slaves after the civil war

tempus fugit ... a decaying church with a fully atrophied sundial at deleitosa

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

a hollow tower at bruton

a three sided tower at stourton

it was six in the morning. "Are we ready to rock'n'roll ?"

... asked the efficient looking man with the clipboard at goods-in.

"Well, yes ! In a manner of speaking ...", I replied somewhat hesitantly, pointing down to my regulation industrial footwear

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

hammersmith bridge, nice and early

my dear aunt mavis forward/ferguson/butler near blorenge ... and in 1943, with her mother violet, my grandmother

when mavis was very small, perhaps around the time that the great first world war was ending, mothers would dress their girls all in white at whitsun
some miners, bringing a wagon full of coal down from their hillside pit, discovered her dressed just so when she had wandered off too far from home that afternoon, and they brought her back sitting on top of their coal
she recalls that her mother "was not best pleased"