Monthly Archives: July 2014

De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion at dusk, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England

“Delighted to hear that Bexhill has emerged from barbarism at last, but I shall not give it a clean bill of civilisation until all my plays are performed there once a year at least,” George Bernard Shaw is said to have remarked upon learning of the De La Warr Pavilion‘s opening in 1935. It was…

National Geographic – August 2014

I was a ropey-armed kid roaming the backroads of Carroll County, New Hampshire on a second-hand Schwinn Varsity when the May 1973 issue of National Geographic lobbed on our doorstep and fired my imagination with a story inside about cycling the Alaskan Highway. Even today, all these years later, I can still see some of…

Last Call – Bexhill Seafront

Here in Sussex we have been enjoying a week of especially fine summery weather with temperatures climbing up near 30C towards the end of the week – that’s 86 degrees in old money. I love it personally. Having lived in Australia for many years, and even growing up in relatively cool New England, I simply…

Hastings Fishing Fleet

Just on a whim I took a spin down to the working end of the beach this morning instead of carving my usual left hand turn by the town centre and starting the long homeward climb up Queen’s Road. I don’t often come down this way and since I had my camera with me I…

The Old Man and The Sea

I was lining up this shot early the other morning, of the old Marine Court building, when an weathered old council worker who had been picking up litter on the beach sidled up  and asked me if I knew what the building was and what it was supposed to represent. I told him that I…

Le Tour in Yorkshire 2014

I have been really enjoying watching the Le Tour in Yorkshire these past couple of days – amazed by the size and enthusiasm of the crowds thronging the route (one could almost believe Britain was a cycling country!) and marvelling at how pretty Yorkshire’s countryside is. I have travelled to, and through, Yorkshire but mainly…

Looking Up

As we all know the slow pace of a bicycle is ideal for seeing all those captivating  details in the landscape or street-scape  that are all too easily missed when you travel by car or bus: those  little flickering human vignettes you see  unfolding down side streets and in doorways as you pass by, the…